Logistics (Product Support) Program ManagerRolling Meadows, IL

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.

The Logistics Program Management (LPM) team located in Rolling Meadows, IL (near Chicago) is seeking a self-starting, team-oriented leader to project manage Product Support on a program for the Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) product line. This Integrated Product Team (IPT) position provides exposure opportunities with leaders in the program office as well as across functional departments within the company in support of program execution. In this role, close customer and end-user interface will be required to successfully develop, integrate, and support fielded systems. Product line knowledge, Cost Account Management (CAM), and technical IPT skills will mature in this dynamic environment.

The Rolling Meadows Product Support department functional areas include Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS), Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Supportability Engineering, Product Safety/Human Factors, Technical Publications & Training (TD&T), Program Hardware Tracking (PHT), Logistics Systems Engineering, and Logistics Program Management (LPM). The LPM is the Logistics Integrated Product Team (IPT) leader for the above-mentioned Functional areas and has overall responsibility to a program for all Product Support content (schedule, budget, quality) throughout the period of performance.

This position is locally-hybrid, requiring on-site work roughly ~3 days per week at the Rolling Meadows, IL Northrop Grumman facility, with the remainder of the week able to work remotely. Occasional travel for business meetings will be required throughout the year to Australia (~4 trips per year, each trip 1 week).

Specific duties will include:

  • Primary Product Support interface with Program Office, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Contracts, and Mission Assurance on all aspects of the program to ensure all program goals are met

  • Lead the Product Support portion of pre-proposal and proposal activity, including the review of specifications, scope of work, and financial requirements of the contract

  • Responsible for development, production, and/or sustainment planning & execution

  • Program manage Product Support content, meet Earned Value (cost & schedule), and quality requirements. Manage Product Support program deliverables to ensure on-time compliance.

  • Proactively manage risks and opportunities such as allocation of resources, modification of schedule, or revision of contractual specifications and work with the Functions, Program Office, and Customer on resolution

  • Proactively identify and respond to customer needs to support Program Growth. Develop new Product Support business and expand the existing support of the product line with the Customer or Program Office.

  • Provide field customer training, as required by the contract

  • Prepare Product Support content for Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), and other reviews

We are currently hiring a Logistics Principal (Product Support) Program Manager/Principal Logistics Senior Principal (Product Support) Program Manager

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • 9/80 Schedule

Basic Qualifications Logistics Principal (Product Support) Program Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years or Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of related Product Support/repair management/operations/supply chain experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and communicate with cross-functional teams internally and with Customers externally

  • Ability to drive problem resolution to complex technical challenges

  • Ability to understand technical requirements, their impact on Product Support elements, and provide recommendations on complex programs

  • Must be proficient in using Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated presentation skills to management to include program status and program reviews for both internal and external customers

  • U.S. Citizen and ability to obtain Security Clearance - Secret

Basic Qualifications Principal Logistics Senior Principal (Product Support) Program Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years or Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years of related Product Support/repair management/operations/supply chain experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and communicate with cross-functional teams internally and with Customers externally

  • Ability to drive problem resolution to complex technical challenges

  • Ability to understand technical requirements, their impact on Product Support elements, and provide recommendations on complex programs

  • Must be proficient in using Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated presentation skills to management to include program status and program reviews for both internal and external customers

  • U.S. Citizen and ability to obtain Security Clearance - Secret

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Defense Product Support

  • Demonstrated experience with all Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) elements with emphasis on project management of new hardware and software systems

  • Experience with the Product Line and NGC processes

  • Experience leading product development, production, or sustainment programs

  • Knowledge of government contracting requirements and proposal process

  • Earned value experience

Salary Range: $84,600 - $127,000

Salary Range 2: $104,900 - $157,300

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 most positions.