Northrop Grumman Manager 2 - Program Planning and Scheduling in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager 2 - Program Planning & Scheduling to join the Program Scheduling organization. The Manager will be responsible for leading a department with multiple program schedulers. This position reports to the Central Region Manager of Scheduling and Compliance. The Manager will provide guidance and direction in the preparation and coordination of plans and integrated schedules for new and existing programs. This position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

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Specific roles and responsibilities of the Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage all scheduling efforts and schedule baselines

  • Provide site schedulers with day to day hands on support, guidance, troubleshooting, and satisfying Programmatic requirements

  • Function as a change agent, creating an environment of trust, compliance, continuous improvement and learning

  • Project management including managing multiple priorities against ambitious timelines

  • Support/coordinate internal and external surveillance audits

  • Ensure full compliance with corporate and sector scheduling processes and procedures, with particular focus on implementation of the NGMS Earned Value Management System

  • Provide support to bids, bid reviews, integrated baseline reviews, and internal projects

  • Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management

  • Attend site business management meetings to define schedule needs and work with sector scheduling management on resource allocation needs

  • Assist sector scheduling group in evaluating goals and objectives for site schedulers

  • Perform in a fast paced, frequently changing, and demand driven environment

  • Problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills

  • Travel 10%

As a manager of a scheduling group, the selected candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities. It is the expectation of someone in a management position to bring their team together to foster collaboration and reach customer and company success, not only for the mission, but for each employee as well. We expect leaders to understand, manage and drive top performance through employee engagement.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree with experience relevant to the position as described above (additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree)

  • 6 years' hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management and its application to complex projects.

  • Demonstrated understanding of earned-value management principles and its application to complex projects.

  • Experience in a DOD manufacturing or engineering development environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Programs (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word).

  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • Current, active US Secret level security clearance is required.(Secret level clearance active within the past 2 years may also be considered).

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Top Secret Clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a BusinessAdministration or Engineering.

  • 8 years' hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software

  • Familiarity with Earned Value tools (MPM, Cobra,etc.)

  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis and Monte Carlo schedule risk Assessment tools

  • Experience in applying integrated cost/schedule and critical path methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment.

  • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide.

  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR).

  • Current, active US Top Secret clearance

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