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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 3 in Plymouth, Minnesota

Northrop Grumman , Defense Systems is looking for a Manger, Programs Level III to support the Armament Systems business unit specifically in the Advanced Ammunition portfolio focused on highly technical development programs. Our position is located in Plymouth, MN. The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals. This position will require a candidate experienced in leading teams (directly or cross functionally) with minimal work direction.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

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

• Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Program Team (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectivesDevelop an understanding of the technology behind the Advanced Ammunition products to effectively communicate with the Government customers.

• Development and delivery of presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

• Develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning and proposal development

• Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF, etc...)

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

• Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.

• Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

• Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix

• Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.

• Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

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

• Thorough risk & opportunity management to include identification, mitigation and realization

• Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. PMRs)

• Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)

• Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree in engineering, business, or related discipline.

  • At least 7 years' experience in program management, control account management or technical leadership.

  • Prior experience working in an Engineering position or similar technical role.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal.

  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance (either existing or new application)

  • Communications: The 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.

  • Issue & Problem Resolution: The 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.

  • Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value: The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

  • Program Integration: The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.

  • Quality: The ability to plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement.

  • Requirements: The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.

  • Risk & Opportunity: The 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.

  • Supplier & Subcontractor: The ability to identify, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.

  • Technical Performance: The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business Acumen: The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

  • Program Growth: The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.

  • Resources: The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.

  • Scope, Configuration & Change: The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed

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 most positions.

Job Category : Program Management