Sentinel (GBSD) Supplier Management Team Lead- Software Engineering Manager 3- 10652 Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Software Engineering Manager 3, Supplier Management Team (SMT) Lead - 10652 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Roy, Utah , embedded with one of our partners located in Dedham, Massachusetts supporting the Sentinel program.

As the SMT lead, you will lead a dynamic cross functional team managing major supplier efforts by providing leadership and direction in support of multi-million-dollar projects. The SMT includes contributors from multiple organizations:

• SMT Lead (Team Lead)

• Global Supply Chain (GSC)

• Mission Assurance (MA)

• Production

• Engineering

• Business Management

• Various support functions.

The SMT Lead, must possess the following competencies:

  • Identifies and controls all subcontract management activities and processes while integrating supplier interdependencies throughout the program's life cycle.

  • Applies knowledge, insights, and understanding of business and/or financial concepts, tools, and processes to support Subcontract decisions, actions, and performance corrections.

  • Fosters collaboration among team members and between teams.

  • Identifies and addresses subcontract impacts through a proactive systematic approach.

  • Promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the subcontract.

  • Supports and monitors technical performance baselines, while compare key subcontract technical performance measures, assesses execution status, and takes appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.

  • Understands elements of the Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test processes.

  • Identifies and addresses impacts through a systematic and proactive approach to Risk and Opportunity Management.

  • Communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves issues across all functional elements within the SMT, including the supplier.

  • Manages and balances communications with stakeholders through organized and disciplined processes ensuring that Subcontract information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored, and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets Subcontract and stakeholder needs while protecting the company's contractual rights.

  • Effectively manages/administrates subcontracts through a broad set of skills, toolsets, processes, and government regulations.

  • Addresses subcontract uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach identifying risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling, manages, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the life cycle of the Subcontract.

  • Effectively plans, defines, establishes, communicates, monitors, and controls scope to ensure that all the work required and only the work required, is performed.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Addresses subcontract uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling, manages, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the life cycle of the Subcontract.

  • Oversee and provide financial control and maintenance of budgets including EVMS metrics (specifically IPMDAR evaluation and reviewing leading/lagging metrics and how they can be applied to performance management) and Variance Explanations as a Control Account Manager for your supplier.

  • Effectively plans, defines, establishes, communicates, monitors, and controls scope by establishing and controlling changes to the Subcontract Baseline.

  • Analyzes changes to balance technical, cost, schedule, quality requirements and develops alternatives that address program needs and expectations.

  • Prepares higher level management briefings and develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and tools for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and customers.

  • Manages labor and material dollars across multiple contracts for Support Equipment EVMS weekly and monthly deliverables.

  • Prepares and manages schedules and prepares status reports on the health of the projects.

  • Interprets schedules from suppliers to understand impact on program schedule and milestones.

  • Key leader in developing and reviewing Supplier Statements of Work (SSOWs).

  • Develops and maintains Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

  • Reviews supplier proposal responses, including performing technical evaluations, reviewing supplier Basis of Estimates (BOEs), overall proposal quality reviews, and attending proposal related reviews.

Position Benefits

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience or Masters degree and 6 years of related experience

  • 3 years of experience leading projects and managing cross functional teams, budgets, and schedules.

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 5 years.

  • US Citizenship and Special Program Access (SAP) required.

  • 3 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and/or large supplier management portfolio experience in the defense industry.

  • At least 2 years of experience managing a Program effort or Major Subcontract (in either a supply chain, SMT, or program/project management role).

  • 3 years of financial experience in EVMS or similar cost and schedule management systems.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • 15 years of experience in Command and Control with at least 5 years directly managing nuclear weapons and cryptographic development projects.

  • 5 years of experience managing both mechanical and electrical design elements using a Common Product Lifecycle Management tool.

  • 2 years of experience with proposal management and software development systems.

  • Working knowledge of NC3, cryptographic systems, and Higher Authority Communication Systems.

  • Scaled Agile Framework Certification required.

  • Ability to co-locate with supplier 100% of time.

  • Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking).

  • Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted presentations across all levels of an organization.

  • Ability to demonstrate independent creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently in meeting customer requirements/expectations.

  • Customer-focused mindset with proven leadership skills and excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to manage complex software development, hardware development and program management responsibilities concurrently.

  • Advance degrees and/or certifications such as MBA, Six Sigma, Supply Chain CSCPM or related is a plus.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or greater is preferred.

  • PMP Certification.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean, Agile or Six Sigma Tools.

  • Experience with specific tools available for Subcontract management associated with the terms and conditions of the Subcontract (Award Fee/incentive fee flow downs, supplier assessment/evaluation, Corrective Action Requests, Letters of Concern, etc.).

  • Proficiency in driving programmatic battle rhythm.


Salary Range: $152,100 - $228,100

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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