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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 1 in San Diego, California

Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the F-35 business unit. The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a matrixed-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals, and will lead complex development programs to maintain and upgrade our integrated Communication, Navigation, and Identification (CNI) products for the F-35. This includes insertion of new technologies and capabilities as well as support of ongoing production and sustainment efforts to ensure the success of our customers and warfighters as well as generally advance the state of the art of integrated software defined radio systems contributing to growth and future of our business.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout) or re-compete. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Develop customer relationships and cultivate customer intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.

Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Program Team (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectives.

Development and delivery of presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.

Develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning and proposal development.

Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF, etc...).

Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.

Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.

Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management.

Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix.

Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.

Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS).

Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools.

Thorough risk & opportunity management to include identification, mitigation and realization.

Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)

Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)

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

Addressing workforce planning needs, as needed

Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major 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 primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. 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 and administrative areas.

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Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years applicable experience, or Master's and 3 years' experience supporting Government contracts and/or project management in other industries.

Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.

Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal .

Active Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

EVMS experience and/or training is preferred. Experience/familiarity with F-35 CNI hardware products and Lockheed Martin LMSTAR is a plus.

Understanding of Digital and RF radio products (transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, pre selectors, antennas, crypto, and interfaces), including development, production, testing/screening, and troubleshooting operations.

Top Secret Clearance.

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Job Category : Program Management