Global Hawk Deputy Program Manager (DPM)

    • Sacramento, CA

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Northrop Grumman's Missions Systems sector is looking for a Deputy Program Manager (M1) in our Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions Division .
to execute programs in support of the USAF Programs business areas within the Intelligence Solutions business unit.

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.

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

Additional responsibilities for the Deputy Program Manager include:
  • Support of the daily execution of a Global Hawk Sustainment program
  • Conduct briefings and technical meetings
  • Interact with equivalent-level managers concerning matters of significance to the company
  • Be a manager/leader whose decisions affect the financial, employee, or public relations perception
  • Be accountable for results that impact the performance of the mission and success of the program's objectives
  • Responsible for the successful operation of program objectives and activities
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs
  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes
  • Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract
  • 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.


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years, or Master's and 4 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • Minimum of 3 years leadership experience
  • E xperience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively work within a team environment
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Global Hawk program operations and USAF field support challenges
  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor site leads and USAF leadership personnel
  • Experience with working with international expatriate teams


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

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