Quality Engineering Manager 2- Rolling Meadows, IL

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Quality Engineering Manager 2 to lead our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The Quality Engineering Manager provides the required independent quality oversight for the respective system designs, product builds, testing, integration and support required for the Fixed Wing C4ISR and Fast Jet / UAS Business areas it serves. As a key leader, partner and essential member of the Land and Avionics C4ISR leadership team, the Quality Engineering Manager will lead a high performing Quality team and will be responsible for executing, monitoring and reporting on the health and quality of products and services. The qualified candidate will have demonstrated success leading teams within cost and schedule while achieving a high level of employee engagement. The position requires a solution-based orientation, unwavering ethics and values, and the demonstrated ability to be a trusted partner. Candidates must demonstrate a 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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Promotes the professional development of the Mission Assurance workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

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.

Establishes strong business relationships with Client leadership teams, and 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. Provides situational awareness and effective communication both internally and externally.

Leads regional operations for the Mission Assurance function, inclusive to administration of budgets, schedules, and performance standards as well as leading proposal efforts for the Mission Assurance team.

Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements and drives forward early predictive indicators of risk.

Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission success.

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Basic Qualifications:

BS Degree in related technical or business field.

Five (5) years of experience in Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing.

Five (5) years of leadership experience.

Experience with technical and project management.

Demonstrated experience integrating with multiple departments.

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

BS or MS degree in Engineering.

Three (3) years of work experience as a Functional Manager.

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

Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Knowledgeable of Earned Value Management.

Familiarity with SAP.

Possess current active Secret Security Clearance.

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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