Manager Programs 3Rolling Meadows, IL

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Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector is looking for a Program Manager 3 to support the Aircraft Survivability (ACS) business unit in Rolling Meadows, IL. A successful candidate works well in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the opportunity to define possible.

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 organization aligned to common program performance goals. The Program Manager 3 will be expected to take on a leadership role in the Advanced Development department, with a focus on development of advanced systems and capabilities that form the future of the ACS business unit, focusing on maturation of low TRL technologies through production readiness and transition to production.

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

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.

  • 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.

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

  • Establishment and management of the program baseline.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years, or Master's and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers. In lieu of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience will be considered.

  • Must possess an active/current DoD Secret clearance.

  • 5 years of experience supporting and/or managing development programs.

  • 5 years demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.

  • 5 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.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools (Earned Value Management System).

  • •Experience managing 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 address 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.

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

  • •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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering or similar field.

  • Experience managing various contract types to include CPFF, CPIF, FFP

  • Experience managing programs with restricted/classified customers and understanding of restricted infrastructure and networks. (ie networks, sites, space, clearances, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).

Salary Range: $172,500 - $258,700

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.