Associate Program Manager/Mission Manager

    • Fairfax, VA

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products, and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals who bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector's CLOVERSTACK program is seeking an Associate Program Manager(APM)/Mission Manager with experience leading and managing the operational efforts of a large program for a Restricted customer. The APM/Mission Manager is the critical leader overseeing mission engagement, professional development and performance management, and a high degree of customer satisfaction across a dozen unique customer mission areas. The candidate should have experience in a high-volume, fast paced environment with demonstrated experience collaborating with program leadership, talent acquisition (TA), and other functional teams as necessary. The APM/Mission Manager will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with Program Staffing Management and Mission Area Leads, and ensuring requirements are fully understood and that fully qualified staff are optimally placed to fill customer requirements. The selected candidate will need to have full working knowledge of the customer's mission and organization as well as program deliverables and critical milestones potentially impacted by human capital requirements.

This position will be located in the McLean or Fair Lakes, Virginia area.


• Lead and direct an experienced and highly-capable team of senior Project Leads (PLs) and Functional Coordinators (FCs), deployed across over a dozen unique customer mission areas
• Provide strategic oversight for the program's commitment to training and professionalizing the CLOVERSTACK workforce
• Serve as the ultimate focal point for understanding, documenting, and communicating the specific and evolving mission requirements of over a dozen unique customer missions
• Serve as the ultimate accountable leader for program performance
• Represent Northrop Grumman to the customer and to subcontracted partners in pursuit of providing timely critical support personnel possessing a variety of skills
• Leverage and partner with PMO colleagues and functional managers in operations, sub-contracts, compensation and benefits, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, and organizational effectiveness (OE) to support talent strategies
• Analyze and concisely present information to the management team to promote good business decisions


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of Restricted customer project management or operational experience.

• Must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience leading projects or managing diverse teams.

• Experience developing reports and using data to communicate status, progress, issues, and risk mitigation plans to leadership

• Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

• Direct experience working in one of our Restricted customer's core operational roles, either as a staffer or contractor

• Superb customer consultative skills and the ability to establish strong rapport and credibility as a forward-looking thought leader

• Relevant program management experience and a proven ability to influence for impact at all levels

This position is contingent upon successful clearance crossover and customer approval.

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 most positions.

A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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