Manager Project Management 3Sunnyvale, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the Operations Execution Management/Operations Program Management organization in Sunnyvale, CA .

The Operations Execution Manager/Operations Program Manager (OEM/OPM) department manages all phases of program manufacturing from inception through completion. The OEM/OPM group is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of manufacturing scope on development, LRIP, and production programs. The OEM/OPM leads and coordinates manufacturing activity across the program life cycle, from capture/proposal through execution/production and contract closeout. The OEM/OPM coordinates the preparation of operating budgets and manufacturing plans. The OEM/OPM team has management accountability to the PM to Operations contract satisfaction: on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements ; Responsibility and Accountability for Operations Risk and Opportunity management. They act as the primary customer/PM contact for all manufacturing activities, leading program review sessions with customer/PM to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Will have overall responsibility for ERP/MRP and integration between the program GSC, MFG, and QME organizations. The OEM/OPM establishes high level manufacturing milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, and identifies problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing specifications. They coordinate the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, financial, and administrative areas. The individual will lead a multi-program organization aligned to common manufacturing performance goals.

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of manufacturing programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating internal customer relationships.

  • Developing long term strategic planning, and development of proposals and business plans.

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives on manufacturing scope.

  • Measuring and reporting program performance.

  • Delivering presentations to executive management and other program stakeholders.

  • Participate in the creation, review and finalization of the manufacturing 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.).

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.

  • Ensuring Operations 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9+ years of experience; Master's Degree with 7+ years' experience; PhD with 4+ years of experience supporting contracts and customers and/or project management (An additional 4+ years experience in manufacturing program/project management considered in lieu of degree).

  • 5+ years of demonstrated success as a team lead with at least 3+ years directly supervising employees

  • Fluent with MS Office products - PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word.

  • Experience with ERP/MRP system in a manufacturing environment.

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience

  • 5+ years of 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.

  • previous support with U.S. Government contracts and customers

  • Competency with managing production in SAP in a low volume, high mix manufacturing environment.

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Management.

  • PMI certification and/or PMI-based training.

  • Command of Earned Value Management Concepts and Techniques.

  • Government contract experience.

  • Experience with hardware production proposals.



Salary Range: $149,400 - $224,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.