Operations program Engineering Manager 2Rolling Meadows, IL

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Northrop Grumman Rolling Meadows Campus is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Operations Program Manager to join our team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Manage an Operations Programs team, providing direction to Operations Programs personnel to ensure optimal execution of production programs. This highly motivated individual will be responsible for providing objective-oriented direction to OPMs utilizing management guidelines and general policies.

The Operations Program Manager will be the primary Manufacturing Operations interface with the Program Office, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing programs.

  • Responsible for managing proposals, production planning, and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues.

  • Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met.

  • Represents the organization as a prime contact on contracts or programs. Interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Oversee the generation of proposals, including basis of estimates, resource codes, estimate rational, bid codes, overhead, and labor rates.

  • Responsible for the overall performance of the Operations team's activities to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations.

  • Develop, identify, and maintain the appropriate personnel to ensure the future support of company objectives.

  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years related experience; MS + 7 years of experience; PhD + 4 years of experience.

  • Demonstrated success in leading teams or projects.

  • Basic knowledge of SAP and the MRP module

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • US citizen and ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in performing in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 9 years of manufacturing programs management experience

  • In-depth knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), production planning, and material management

  • Understanding of Earned Value (EVM) reporting and analysis.

  • Experience with all aspects of proposal generation


Salary Range: $116,600 - $175,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.