Mgr Programs 2

    • San Diego, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector is looking for a Supplier Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the CNI (Communication, Navigation, and Identification) organization/business unit.

The CNI Supplier Program Manager manages major subcontractors through all phases of program execution. This role assumes primary responsibility and accountability for supplier and product success as described in the following:

  • Leads and directs the Supplier Product Team (SPT) resources to effectively manage the program.
  • Proactively coordinates with stakeholders and direct contributors/partners to effectively manage the overall cost, quality, technical, and schedule performance of the program.
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.
  • Effectively manages change and program evolution with minimal impact to cost, schedule, and affordability.
  • Identifies product risks and opportunities, and mitigation activities leading to assured program performance and success.
  • Identifies opportunities and executes strategies improve affordability and operational efficiency.
  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management (PM).
  • Coordinate with all Program Managers (PMs) to determine priorities.
  • Thorough understanding of Supplier Statements of Work (SSOW), subcontracts, contract types, and Long Term Supplier Agreements (LTSA).
  • Identifies and proactively manages Risks, Issues, and Opportunities (RIO) to include mitigation strategy execution, program exposure reduction, and closure activities.
  • Determines needs for product reliability and affordability/cost improvements.
  • Ensures subcontract readiness for new designs, requirements, and manufacturing deliverables.
  • Measures and reports program performance.
  • Develop strategies for Special Test Equipment (STE), process improvement, and affordability initiatives.
  • Support program/customer meetings as needed and develop and deliver presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 9+ years experience OR a Master's Degree and 7+ years of experience and 5 years' experience supporting suppliers and Government contracts and/or project management in other industries.
  • 5 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.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience with issue and problem resolution 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.
  • Experience managing suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and understanding of modern electronic manufacturing processes and operations.
  • Experience managing international suppliers.
  • Understanding of Digital and RF radio products - (transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, pre selectors, antennas, crypto, and interfaces), including testing/screening and troubleshooting operations.
  • Understanding of contract types (FFP, CPFF, LTSA, MRA, etc.).
  • Master of Science in Engineering (Electrical/Computer Science, Mechanical, or Aerospace) or related STEM discipline.
    (Physics, Mathematics) and/or Master of Business Administration.
  • Experience in Program Management and managing Program Contract values in excess of $25 Million.
  • Demonstrated success in supplier management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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