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Northrop Grumman Operations Program Manager 2 - Space/Satellite in Dulles, Virginia

The Tactical Space Systems Division Manufacturing organization has an opening for an OPM Manager 2 in Dulles, VA to support the Space Systems Division. This is both a functional management position with direct reports and a Project Leadership position. The Manufacturing Operations Project Managers are the interface between the Civil & Commercial Satellites Business Division and Manufacturing. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for their respective Business Division.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the production execution for Business Unit programs

  • Manage Manufacturing cost and schedule performance

  • Serve as Manufacturing lead for all proposals in the Business Unit

  • Create and lead teams to resolve the issues adversely impacting the Manufacturing execution of the programs

  • Understand and report on Manufacturing Operations status at the required level of detail to the Program Manager, Sector Executive Management and customers

  • Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs

  • Serve as Functional Manager and direct the work of the reporting Operations Project Managers

  • Perform manpower planning and execute hiring to support the Business Division

  • Mentor, develop, and assess direct reports

  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure all Program and Manufacturing objectives are achieved

  • Provide Manufacturing expertise to support the strategic vision of the Business Division

Candidate must have demonstrated ability in working with cross organizational teams and customers; the ability to set and clearly articulate goals/priorities and successfully communicate them to key staff; strong leadership skills; and a track record of building high-performance teams, with a particular focus on employee development, engagement, inclusion, and retention.


Basic Qualifications:

•Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience leading people and/or projects, 4 additional years of experience (9+yrs total) will be considered in lieu of the degree.

•Must be a U.S Citizen

•5+ years of experience leading people and/or projects

•2+ years of direct people leadership experience

•8+ years of experience working in Manufacturing, Engineering, Test, Production, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Project Engineering, IPT, Operations Project Management (OPM), or similar roles (6 years with a Master's degree)

•Working knowledge of Cost Point and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems

Preferred Qualifications:

•Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical engineering

•Current security clearance or ability to obtain one

•Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts:

  • MRP and IMS Scheduling

  • Cost Point production planning and material management tools

  • Windchill, TipQA, Cognos,

  • Earned Value Management

  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing

•Experience leading Manufacturing proposal efforts that include labor quoting, schedule and capacity analysis, investment planning, and descriptive writing contributions

•Excellent presentation and communication skills

•Program execution experience

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering