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Northrop Grumman's Missions Systems sector is seeking a Deputy Program Manager, Level 1 to support the Columbia Dreadnought Launcher Program (CDLP) located in our Sunnyvale, CA facility. This leadership position will report to the CDLP Production Program Manager.
What You'll get to Do:
Support the Columbia / Dreadnought Launcher Program team as a Deputy Program Manager for programs supporting production of the Columbia / Dreadnaught launcher hardware. 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. Responsibilities also Include leading a team of project managers and matrix'd planners, analysts, schedulers, and technical personnel to achieve cost, technical and schedule performance. Work on risk management and the uncertainties of production startups and drive quick resolution to issues to meet program objectives. Travel is occasionally required to support technical reviews, meetings, and working groups.
Deputy Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:
Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans
Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
Measuring and reporting program performance
Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test
Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines
Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities
Development and adherence to master plans and schedules
Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization
Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years Active Production Management, or Master's and 4+ years' Active Production Management experience
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
Experience leading a production based program from baseline to delivery
Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required
Scope, Configuration & Change: The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
Communications: The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs
Program Integration: The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).
Customer intimacy: Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations.
Salary Range: $123,200 - $184,800
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
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