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Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Manager Programs Level 1 to support the Sensing and Secure Solutions Operating Unit (OU) in Annapolis Junction, MD . The Program Manager directs all phases of programs from inception through completion and is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of the program. This role encompasses both internally and externally facing activities and leads program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Additionally, this role builds trust and effective working relationships up, down and across customer and Northrop Grumman organizations.
What You'll Get to Do:
The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals. Additionally, this position will lead many OU Operations projects and activities.
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 cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:
Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.
Measuring and reporting program performance.
Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.
Execution of the program Statement of Work.
Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements.
Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning.
Managing Government/customer supplied property or information.
Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.
Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.
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.
Cultivating customer relationships to develop further opportunities within the customer community.
Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage a project team daily and communicate effectively with leadership regarding status, awareness's, and escalations.
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.
Ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with a positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers and within the organization.
Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues and predict potential programmatic and technical risks.
Impeccable ethics in business conduct; ability to lead by example and foster ethical behavior at all times.
Bachelor's degree and 6 years (or Bachelor of Science in STEM and 5 years) of related experience as defined below, OR a Master's degree and 4 years of related experience as defined below.
Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account management.
Basic competency in Project Management skills and toolsets.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated commitment and energy to meet customer needs by building strong relationships.
Competent in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).
Active DoD TS//SCI with Full-Scope Poly Security Clearance.
Direct work experience with Department of Defense Government and Major Prime Contractors (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, etc.).
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.
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.
Salary Range: $126,600 - $189,800
The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.