Manager Programs 2Rolling Meadows, IL

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Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the growing Electronic Warfare & Targeting (EWT) Business Unit (BU). Within the EWT BU, these positions will report into the Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) Operating Unit (OU) in the Growth/Capture, Development and Production portfolios. EWS is continually working to deliver state of the art RF Electronic Warfare systems and capabilities across a broad range of DoD customers. The primary objective of the Program Manager will be the execution and delivery of contract proposals and all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. The individual(s) will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

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

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT)

  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix

  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy

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

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

  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years, or Master's and 7 years of experience supporting Department of Defense, Government contracts, or project management in other industries.

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

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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:

  • Current DoD Secret or higher security clearance with the ability to obtain additional clearances such as Special Access Requirements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

Salary Range: $145,000 - $217,400

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.