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Northrop Grumman Director, Networking Terminals, Applications and Strategic Communications (NTASC) Operating Unit in San Diego, California

Join Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The Communications Business Unit is seeking an Organizational Unit Director, Networking Terminals, Applications and Strategic Communications (NTASC) to join their team in San Diego, California.

This director will be responsible across the business for the execution, integration and creation of Tactical Data Links, Networking Terminals, Strategic Demos, Strategic Communications, Triton, and Weapons Data Link product line within the Communications business unit. They will ensure that all engineering, manufacturing, business management, mission assurance, and supply chain activities are executed to meet program or capture requirements for cost, schedule, and technical performance.

This individual will report into the VP of the Communications Business Unit and will provide day to day assistance to business areas to meet the Communications business unit strategic objectives/financials. The individual should be experienced in all aspects of the engineering and manufacturing process, from requirements analysis to operations through verification and validation testing. The ability to lead diverse teams and a strong leadership background is required.

The position has significant senior leadership contact and will require a candidate with strong leadership and decision making skills with the ability to perform in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change. The position must role model Northrop leadership characteristics. The incumbent must have strong communication, executive presence and cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed senior leadership team in Airborne Sensors and Networks. Candidate will be required to travel at least 25% of time for domestic/international business.

Experience working in a matrix organization is a plus; demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, and coordinating with cross-functional relationships required. Looking for a self-starter with the initiative to drive the business coupled with good sound judgment.

The Program Director will lead all phases of programs from capture and inception through completion and closeout:

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of programs.

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.

  • Acts as customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Develops new business through offset, teaming, non-traditional contractors, and large subcontractor strategies

  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, supply chain, mission assurance, business management, and other areas of the program.

Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Establish strong business relationships with client leadership teams and create effective partnerships across functions including business management, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain, as well as other Profit & Loss organizations

  • Proactively identify trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develop solutions in partnership with peers, division and matrix leadership, COE and regional/division HR business leaders

  • Using data and analytics, develop solutions to current business issues as well as proactively engage in risk mitigation.

  • Analyze and concisely present information to the management team to enable good business decisions

  • Provide day-to-day people leadership of team and create an environment that accelerates development of talent; apply rigorous knowledge management to capture learning, drive continuous improvement, and enhance employee engagement

  • Role model for leadership characteristics and assist in driving business growth from an organization and talent perspective. Be a diversity champion.

  • Play a key change leadership role in the company's transformation by creating a culture of growth, innovation and risk taking

  • Project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on a development-type contracts


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a similar technical field

  • Minimum of 12 years of related experience

  • Minimum 8 years of management experience in Functional Management, Engineering Management, Operations Management, or Program Management

  • Demonstrated understanding of EVMS and Risk and Opportunity Management.

  • Demonstrated experience with New Business / Capture Management

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated experience with establishing customer intimacy

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • Experience with DoD & international customers and/or partners

  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or a similar technical field

  • 15 years of related experience

  • 10 years of management experience in Functional Management, Engineering Management, or Program Management

  • Knowledge of networks and communications concepts and experience

  • Product Line Management

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

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Job Category : Program Management