Northrop Grumman Mgr Quality 2_San Diego in San Diego, California

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We are seeking a Manager Quality level 2 (Program Quality Manager) to support join our diverse team. The position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform as the Program Quality Manager (PQM) having responsibility for all quality requirements of theNATO AGSprogram by providing leadership and direction to assigned personnel and serving as the Mission Assurance manager.

  • This PQM position has the overall responsibility, accountability and authority for quality and mission assurance on theNATO AGSprogram.

  • Responsibilities include oversight ofMission Assuranceemployees and program operations across sites in support of the program.

  • The position requires planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements.

  • The PQM for the NATO AGS program has the responsibility to be the NGC representative to the program customers. The PQM interfaces with program customers to deduce requirements and understand stakeholder expectations to develop controls that build confidence for process execution.

  • Frequent interactions with customer representatives are required on projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications are key to maintaining compliance.

  • The PQM is also responsible for overseeing the Mission Assurance Cost Account Manager for the specifiedNATO AGSPrograms WBS tasks and includes the need to manage the budget and report weekly Earned Value.

  • This position requires solid communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and theprogram leadership on key milestones and interface/address customer concerns. The PQM is responsible to support the program Quality Management System and ensure adherence to corporate/sector policies and procedures as well as review CDRL deliveries.

  • Additionally, the PQM ensures timely support and flow down of sector/division goals and key operating factors to include support of the program's affordability goals. This position is responsible for staffing and daily management of all Mission Assurance personnel assigned to the program.

  • This PQM is a direct report to theMission Assurance Director and matrixed to the NATO AGS Program Manager, ensuring independence. In addition, the PQM works with theMission Assurancefunctional homeroom directors and has dotted line management oversight of theMission Assurancehomerooms at the sites to ensure resources are properly applied to their program.

  • Finally the PQM leads theprogram's PCAB and is responsible for ensuring that (1) root cause and corrective actions are applied to issues and events to prevent recurrence (2) Program metrics and dashboards are implemented to provide leading and lagging indicators of future program performance, and (3) Cost of Poor Quality initiatives and measures are put in place to identify areas where first time quality does not currently exist.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree a minimum of 5 years of Quality, Program Management, Engineering and/or Supply Chain experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of leadership or lead experience

  • Must be able to obtain D.O.D. Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Management or Technical field

  • Quality Certifications (ASQ, etc.)

  • STEM degree, preferably in engineering

  • 10 years of Aerospace and Defense Industry experience

  • Experience working with government customers

  • International quality or program management experience

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