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Northrop Grumman Director 1 - Program Manager / Vehicle IPT Lead in Roy, Utah

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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector is looking for an experienced Integrated Product Team Lead (IPT) / Program Manager (Director 1) to lead the Post Boost Attitude Control Module (PBACM) System Element in our SDS Division to execute the EMD GBSD program in support of the USAF GBSD Programs business areas. This leadership opportunity will be located in either Roy, Utah or Huntsville, AL and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

The primary objective for this role 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 and supplier base aligned to common program performance goals. The role is responsible for the development, test, delivery, and deployment of the PBACM system within program constraints.

The PBACM Lead / PM primary responsibilities are to execute and manage cost, schedule, and technical performance for all aspects related to this Element and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Support of the daily execution of the PBACM and Flight Systems scope within the GBSD EMD program, reporting to the Director of Flight Systems

  • Responsible for the successful operation of program objectives and activities

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

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

  • Effective cultivation and management for all PBACM suppliers and teammate deliverables within program commitments

  • Measuring and reporting program performance, then seeking continuous improvement of the program's operations

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

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

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

  • Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives, participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

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

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Assure data sharing with our customer via the Digital Engineering Enterprise that is timely and accurate

  • Ensure all manufacturing and test facilities needed to support the product deliverables are stood up in time to meet build and test objectives

  • Be a manager/leader whose decisions affect the financial bottom-line and employee perception

  • Be accountable for results that impact the performance of the mission and success of the program's objectives

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Science Degree (BS) and 10 years, or Master's (MS) and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or program management in other industries

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • 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 managing or working with major subcontractors for a common goal

  • Active DoD Secret clearance, investigation must have been completed within last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GBSD TMRR program operations and USAF ICBM or heritage programs

  • Experience in development and/or delivery of Space or Launch Vehicles

  • Experience in integration, test, and qualification of complex systems

  • Experience in Manufacturing and Production environments, bringing products to market at rate

  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor site leads and USAF leadership personnel

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance

Job Category : Program Management