1+ months

Mgr Programs 3

Northrop Grumman
Plymouth, MN 55446

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

**Northrop Grummans Weapons Systems** sector is looking for a **Manager, Programs Level III** to support the **Armament Systems/Precision Weapons** organization/business unit located in Plymouth, MN.

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. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Northrop Grummans Armament Systems business unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support its growing Sprint-Loiter portfolio of programs. This portfolio is developing new capabilities for small unmanned aircraft to quickly reach the target area, loiter for ISR and target verification, then prosecute the desired target. The primary responsibility of this Program Manager position will be the execution of Sprint-Loiter munition development contracts and associated follow-on proposal efforts. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals including technical requirements, cost performance, schedule performance, and customer satisfaction.

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

**Basic Qualifications:**

Bachelors Degree and 10 years, or Masters and 8 years experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

Three (3) 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

Five (5) years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

Capable of obtaining a Secret security clearance level

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Masters Degree in Engineering or a similar technical field, or Masters in Business Administration
+ 5+ years of Program Management experience for DoD / US government contracts
+ Experience leading new product development and/or EMD programs
+ Airframe development experience
+ Munitions development experience
+ PMP Certification
+ Current U.S. Secret or Top Secret Clearance

**Business Acumen:** The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

**Capture Management:** Insight into customer technical and business (financial, political, cultural) requirements and the ability to shape customer expectations with a solution that satisfies their needs and is advantageous to the company.

**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 Growth:** The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.

**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.

**Risk & Opportunity:** The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.

**Supplier & Subcontractor:** The ability to identify, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.

**Technical Performance:** The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.

**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: $163,200.00 - $244,800.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Posted: 2022-05-10 Expires: 2022-07-10

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