Program Manager 2- Advanced ProgramsNorthridge, 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector, Weapons Systems Division, Advanced Weapons Business Unit is seeking a Program Manager to lead various tactical missile development programs and capture new business. The position is physically located in Northridge, California and remote work is not available for this position.

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

  • Lead a continuous improvement culture focused on employee engagement to drive business performance

  • Responsibility for program P&L, schedule, and technical performance on internal investments focused on future missile development programs

  • Lead the preparation of competitive proposals to capture new business in the US missile market

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

  • Develop product and technology road maps

  • Focus on developing strong customer relationships


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM

  • 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong background and training in DoD program capture

  • Experience with DoD Research and Development contracts

  • Experience developing proposals for DoD customers

  • 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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Experience on missile development programs

  • Experience with agile processes and tools

  • Experience with Digital Engineering / Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Experience on EVMS programs

Salary Range: $147,800 - $221,800

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.

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