1+ months

Program Manager 3

Northrop Grumman
Plymouth, MN 55446
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time

**Description**

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 group of program managers and their cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Leads an international production program and will direct all phases of Air Defense portfolio production from inception through completion. The Air Defense portfolio includes products for Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems. These products range from includes air domain awareness systems employing artificial intelligence systems and machine learning, passive and active electronic effector systems, as well as cannon and advanced ammo kinetic kill systems for live drone defeat. Responsible for establishing a new production capability for these Air Defense portfolio products. Candidate must be experienced working with outside partners to ensure timely delivery of required production hardware. Overseas travel will be required. Responsible for leading the program team to manage the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

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:**

**Desired experience system production and production management:** >$20M order value commercial production contract experience, >$100M government contract production experience. International program experience. production facility operation experience; vehicle and equipment integration experience. Program initiation experience, supervisory experience, budget planning experience, supplier management experience. Munitions program experience. Weapons Program experience.

**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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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Posted: 2022-03-10 Expires: 2022-07-11

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