Manager Project Management 3Linthicum, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Microelectronics Center (NGMC) is seeking a Manager 3, Project Management. The position will be located on-site in Linthicum, MD with a portfolio inclusive of the Advance Packaging Quality team located in Apopka, FL and the Microelectronics Quality team located in Redondo Beach, CA. This position will report directly to the NGMC Operations Director.

The selected leader will be responsible for standing up the NGMCs Operations team through integration of existing personnel across multiple MS Divisions and the Space Sector and operating in a team environment with the business/foundry leadership, program managers, customers, and peer organizations to lead our Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality) teams to improve operational efficiency, implement optimal solutions and define and implement the Centers end-to-end manufacturing, integration & test strategies.

The candidate must be knowledgeable of the Centers business acquisition process, program life cycle, manufacturing capabilities, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, manufacturing readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement strategic initiatives.

The Operations Execution Manager 3 must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills and effective problem-solving capabilities. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring future leaders, directing training and skill development initiatives and promoting engagement and inclusion activities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence up and down the chain of command are required, as is a proven track record of innovation, problem solving and career development. The Manager 3 will represent Operations at NGMC and activities and provide leadership to achieve Program and Manufacturing objectives to support the Annual Operating Plan. The Manager 3 will align the BU and manufacturing strategies, execution roadmaps and investment opportunities to drive the Divisions Long Range Strategic Plan.

General Roles & Responsibilities (Not limited to):

  • Act as the primary Manufacturing Operations interface to the NGMC Program Office, Foundry, Business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing program scope.

  • Overall responsibility for managing proposals, production planning and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues

  • Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met

  • Acts as the key point of contact for senior leadership on all contract and program related matters

  • Provides oversight and accountability for all OPM related activities in their area to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations

  • Responsible for employee development, performance management and employee engagement activities

The position will be located on-site in Linthicum, MD

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years or a Masters degree with 7+ years of related experience.

  • 5+ years of team lead and/or people management

  • Proven effective leadership and team building skills.

  • Experience in preparing executive level briefings and presenting to executive leadership.

  • Strong in Strategic Thinking.

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences

  • Ability to lead and communicate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task competing priorities and schedules

  • Has the ability to quickly respond to a variety of demands

  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates ability to drive risk mitigation, opportunity capture, and issue resolution across all stakeholder disciplines throughout all phases of product development lifecycle in a faced paced, complex, dynamic, and high visibility enterprise center.

  • Familiarity with microelectronics products.

  • Experience in influencing and driving change in culture

  • Can demonstrate direct application of process management and control on software, hardware development as a Program Mission Assurance Manager.

  • Experience in management of managers.

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to expeditiously learn, assess and evaluate new processes/procedures with minimal to no supervision.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt Certified

  • Experience in utilization of quantitative data to develop/maintain key metrics and subsequently completing and reporting meaningful analysis.

  • Strong SAP experience

  • Mission Assurance experience in the Business Acquisition Process

Salary Range: $142,600 - $213,800

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.