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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 2 in San Diego, California

Program Management


At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector is looking for a Supplier Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the CNI (Communication, Navigation, and Identification) organization/business unit.

The CNI Supplier Program Manager manages major subcontractors through all phases of program execution. This role assumes primary responsibility and accountability for supplier and product success as described in the following:

  • Leads and directs the Supplier Product Team (SPT) resources to effectively manage the program.

  • Proactively coordinates with stakeholders and direct contributors/partners to effectively manage the overall cost, quality, technical, and schedule performance of the program.

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Effectively manages change and program evolution with minimal impact to cost, schedule, and affordability.

  • Identifies product risks and opportunities, and mitigation activities leading to assured program performance and success.

  • Identifies opportunities and executes strategies improve affordability and operational efficiency.


  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management (PM).

  • Coordinate with all Program Managers (PMs) to determine priorities.

  • Thorough understanding of Supplier Statements of Work (SSOW), subcontracts, contract types, and Long Term Supplier Agreements (LTSA).

  • Identifies and proactively manages Risks, Issues, and Opportunities (RIO) to include mitigation strategy execution, program exposure reduction, and closure activities.

  • Determines needs for product reliability and affordability/cost improvements.

  • Ensures subcontract readiness for new designs, requirements, and manufacturing deliverables.

  • Measures and reports program performance.

  • Develop strategies for Special Test Equipment (STE), process improvement, and affordability initiatives.

  • Support program/customer meetings as needed and develop and deliver presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.

Job Category : Program Management