Mgr Mission Assurance 2

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace System (NGAS) is looking for a Mgr MIssion Assurance 2 - Mission Assurance Program Manager for the B-2 Program located in Palmdale, CA.

The Mission Assurance Program Manager (MAPM) has responsibility for quality requirements of the B-2 Program by providing leadership and management to assigned personnel and serving as a team member of the B-2 Program. You will be responsible for the oversight of Mission Assurance employees and program operations in multiple sites including Palmdale, California. The position requires management of Statement of Work and support of all program review boards, as well as leading the program Preventive Corrective Action Boards (PCABs). The MAPM is the NGAS representative to the program customers, as well as delegated DCMA leadership. As such, the MAPM regularly interfaces with program customers and DCMA regarding requirements and understanding stakeholder expectations, and developing controls that build confidence for process execution. Frequent interactions with customer representatives are required on projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications, as well as maintaining compliance. You will serve as the Cost Account Manager for the specified B-2 WBS tasks and includes the need to manage the budget and report weekly Earned Value. Solid communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and the B-2 program leadership are essential. The MAPM is also responsible for:

  • Maintaining the Program Quality Plan
  • Developing and approving Mission Assurance input for proposals
  • Supporting the B-2 Quality Management System and ensure adherence to corporate/sector policies and procedures as well as review CDRL deliveries and support other customer Award Fee criteria.
  • Ensuring timely support and flow down of sector/division goals and key operating factors to include support of the B-2 affordability goals
  • Staffing and daily management of all Mission Assurance personnel assigned to the B-2 program in all locations.
  • Partnering with Global Mission Excellence & Logistics directors
  • Dotted line management oversight of the Mission Assurance homerooms supporting the B-2 program to ensure resources are properly applied.
  • Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs.
  • Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Assesses program performance and risks.
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of5 years of experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing or maintenance environment.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • An active DoD Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 5 years and ability to obtain and maintain program access.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment
  • Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of Influence
  • Be proficient in root cause and corrective action
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization
  • STEM degree preferred


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