Mgr Programs 3

    • Mesa, AZ

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 Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the Medium Caliber Guns Operating Unit in Mesa, AZ.

The position's primary responsibilities will focus on internal execution of development contracts by leading an established Integrated Project Team (IPT). The selected candidate will further support financial planning, reporting on program execution, growth and retention of Intellectual Property (IP), and supporting proposal activities related to the product portfolio.

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 scope, cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

• Managing the daily execution of programs within the construct of the product portfolio and the Guns production system
• Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
• Establishing and clearly communicating program objectives and performance to Guns Operating Unit and Business Unit leadership
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
• 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
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 Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the Medium Caliber Guns Operating Unit in Mesa, AZ.

The position's primary responsibilities will focus on internal execution of development contracts by leading an established Integrated Project Team (IPT). The selected candidate will further support financial planning, reporting on program execution, growth and retention of Intellectual Property (IP), and supporting proposal activities related to the product portfolio.

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 scope, cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

• Managing the daily execution of programs within the construct of the product portfolio and the Guns production system
• Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
• Establishing and clearly communicating program objectives and performance to Guns Operating Unit and Business Unit leadership
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
• 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

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 10 years, or Master's and 7 years' experience supporting U.S. Government or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
• 3-5 years 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 ability to manage revenue, profit and cash performance of programs
• Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management
• Defense Industry and DOD contract experience desired
• Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts
• Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
• Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills
• US Citizenship
• Able to travel both international and domestically up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree or MBA
• Engineering or technical background
• International business experience desired
• Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments
• Prior management of Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programs

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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