Northrop Grumman Director 1 - F/A-18, F-5 Deputy Program Manager in El Segundo, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space 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're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for Director 1 - F/A-18, F-5 Deputy Program Manager, to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, California.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Perform as a Deputy Program Manager. This will require planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of administrative, program control, and technical personnel to meet customer needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high visible program management leadership for all Program Management Reviews (PMR) supporting F/A-18 E, F, G and F5 Programs, and Post production. Duties include the key elements of Program/Project Management, Business Development, Customer Intimacy, and People Leadership. Must have demonstrated Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) experience and qualifications to lead, plan, organize, staff, report, coordinate, control, identify/mitigate risk, and direct all phases of programs/projects from inception through completion. Maintain the interface to customer and suppliers. Responsible for the contract and non-contractual technical activities for Production. Responsible for interfacing with both Boeing and Navy customer on program/project activities, and brief executive leadership on performance of programs and pursuit efforts.

Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Program/Project Management or Engineering leadershipexperience

  • Requires prior Program Managementexperience on a major program

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to manage large multi-disciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field

  • Active DoD Secret clearanceNorthrop 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.