Program Manager 2Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10163815

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Northridge, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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’s Defense Systems sector location located in Northridge, California is currently seeking a Program Manager Level 2 to support our growing tactical missile business within the Advanced Weapons Business Unit.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional team aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage a project team daily and communicate effectively with segment leadership regarding status, awareness, and escalations

  • Ability to manage projects to specified milestones and established schedules

  • Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with positive outcome while maintaining good relationships within the organization, specifically between peers and management

  • Ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs

  • Ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program

  • Ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses)

  • Ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in STEM and 9 years of experience OR a Master of Science in STEM and 7 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • 4 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager

  • 4 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Competency in Project Management skills and toolsets

  • Knowledge of pricing and proposals

  • Competent in standard Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship is a requirement)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Missile experience

  • EVMS experience

  • Experience in the aerospace/defense industry or within the Department of Defense or NASA

  • PMP® certification

  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, Agile methodologies

  • Ability to define technical strategy to promote capturing business in new areas

  • Active Security Clearance

Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley. Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year, it is safe to say you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.

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Salary Range: $180,600 - $271,000

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.