Mgr Programs 2

Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems is looking for a cleared Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the Emerging Systems and Strategic Initiatives business unit. The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT)
  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools
  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)
  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)
  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF)
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy


Basic Qualifications:

  • Current Secret or higher security clearance where final adjudication occurred after January 17, 2015.
  • Ability to be granted access to Special Access Requirements activities and acceptance of additional security reporting requirements
  • Ninety present of the working day will be in a secure closed area with no text or cell phone access while in the closed area. Landline access provided.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 years', or Master's and5 years' experience supporting Department of Defense, Government contracts, or project management in other industries.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical Bachelor's, Master's or PhD Degree with Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) experience
  • Technical knowledge and experience in Electro-Optical (EO) across multiple wavelengths and Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM)
  • 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.
  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • 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.
  • The ability to plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement.
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.


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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