Mission Assurance Manager 2- Aurora, CO

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Mission Assurance Manager 2 to lead our team in Aurora, Colorado.

This Mission Assurance (MA) Manager is responsible for leading the MA function for a Program Team within the Space ISR Division as a part of the Mission Systems Sector.

The MA Manager will support a specific critical program and lead a high performing MA team responsible for delivering high quality products and maintaining compliance across the organization and critical suppliers. The MA Manager will plan and execute the Program's MA plan using measurable goals and effectiveness criteria in support of the overall business strategy of the unit, division and sector. Candidates to have proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills combined with a "can do" attitude are essential. The Mission Assurance Manager reports to the Colorado Senior Mission Assurance Manager with additional reporting responsibilities to the Director of Mission Assurance of the Division.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Interfaces with customers – critical component of the position. Ability to build trusted relationships and work through difficult challenges with the customers. Fulfills Risk Manager functions for the Program.

Directs and coordinates quality assurance functional disciplines, including Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality, Quality Programs and Quality Systems per ISO 9001 standards and other internal/external compliance standards and regulations.

Plans and implements professional development and career management programs for assigned MA personnel while positively influencing employee engagement.

Effectively manages a diverse team in geographically dispersed locations.

Oversees the proper implementation and execution of Continuous Improvement programs.

Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

Creates effective partnership across all the client leadership teams, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain as well as the Profit and Loss Organizations.

Sets the strategy to meet customer's expectations, regularly communicates program status. Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractors and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

BS Degree in an STEM/related technical field.

5 years of experience in Mission Assurance, Quality, Quality Engineering,

Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing.

5 years of leadership experience.

Current Top Secret Clearance (US Citizenship is required).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in an engineering field.

3 years of experience in Space Programs focused on Ground processing of satellite data.

5 years of experience managing teams.

Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.

Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.

Familiarity with SAP.

Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills.

Experience with technical and project management.

Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of new business pursuit, design, supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.

Familiarity with large complex Satellite ground based system architecture.

Experience with TCPED - Tasking Collection Processing Exploitation and Dissemination of Satellite data.

Familiarity with Multi Intelligence programs ranging from Geo-Intelligence to Signals Intelligence

Prior work supporting the Intelligence Community (IC).

Current Top Secret SCI Clearance (US Citizenship is required).

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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