Manager Programs 2Northridge, CA

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector - Weapons Systems Division is seeking a Program Manager to lead various tactical missile development programs and capture new prime missile business for our Advanced Weapons Business Unit. This position is located in Northridge, California and is not telecommuting eligible.


The leader in this exciting and challenging role will be responsible for the complete missile development lifecycle which includes:

  • Lead program office team including finance, contracts, schedulers, IPT Leads, operations, security, IA and IT.

  • Responsibility for program P&L, schedule, and technical performance on existing contracts

  • Lead the preparation of new and follow-on proposals to capture new business

  • Develop growth strategies to increase program orders and develop new business opportunities

  • Develop product and technology road maps

  • Focus on developing strong customer relationships

  • Build relationships with leadership at key suppliers

  • Ensure program is executed in a manner that meets or exceeds Northrop Grumman yearly financial goals and customer requirements

Basic Qualifications:

This position emphasizes skills first

  • Must have 14 years of relevant experienceWill consider bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant experience or a master's degree with 8 years of relevant experience

  • Strong technical knowledge applicable to tactical missile development

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong background and training in EVMS

  • Experience with DoD customers managing DoD development contracts as the Program Manager

  • The candidate should have a history of versatile and dynamic leadership and possess the ability to forge strong customer and teammate relationships and to build, maintain, and motivate a high-performance execution team

  • Ability to travel approximately 15% to forge customer relationships and grow the business

  • Active Secret Clearance with in-scope periodic investigation within 5 years or under continuous evaluation, and eligibility to receive additional clearances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Master's degree in business

  • Strong technical knowledge and prior experience on missile development programs

  • Candidate should be a strong collaborator with the ability to work across multiple areas within Northrop Grumman and be comfortable navigating a matrixed environment

  • Ability to advocate and influence government developmental acquisition plans and create new business capture strategiesAbility to proactively identify and mitigate risks while operating in a demanding, high-paced environment with minimal supervision

Salary Range: $151,900 - $227,900

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.

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