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Northrop Grumman USAF Global Hawk CLS Program Manager in San Diego, California

Program Management


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 Defense System is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Program Manager to manage a high visibility Internal Work Order (IWO) to our Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Sector for the Global Hawk CLS Program. The successful candidate will direct all aspects of the program associated with planning, implementation, contracting of change proposals, and execution of the program across Integrated Product Teams and functions. The successful candidate will interact with the customer, subcontractors, and other stakeholders as the focal point for USAF Global Hawk CLS activities as well as, manage risks and opportunities to ensure timely execution of efforts. This positions preferred locations are in San Diego, CA, or Sierra Vista, AZ. The program will to consider additional locations.

The primary objective will be to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team to accomplish the delivery of all contractual requirement on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. Program Managers are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout).

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management.

  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from operations & maintenance and administrative areas.

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

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

  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy.

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

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

  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

  • Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • Strong communication, team building and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team, upper management and customers

  • Demonstrate understanding of program risk, opportunity and issue management process

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint

Job Category : Program Management