Sentinel (GBSD) Director Programs 2 - AVE Director Roy, UT

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.

Northrop Grumman has an open opportunity for the Sentinel Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Execution Director (Director Programs 2) as a critical direct report to the AVE Segment Vice President, based out of Roy, UT . The Sentinel program modernizes nearly every facet of the land leg of the nuclear triad. The AVE is a new intercontinental ballistic missile, including guidance, solid rocket motor propulsion, post-boost attitude control, and re-entry system.

The Sentinel AVE Execution Director will have accountability for every aspect of day-to-day program execution for the AVE team. The Execution Director serves an integral role in cultivating the customer relationship and shaping the team culture. This role leads program management office business battle rhythm across AVE Element IPTs, operations, and functions and will effectively integrate the team demand signals to the division and program leadership to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute the contract. The AVE Execution Director works closely with the Segment Vice President and Sentinel Program Management to align strategic priorities and tactical tasking and maintains situational awareness of the program and related interests.

Sentinel AVE Execution Director responsibilities include:

  • Integrated program performance management (cost, schedule, technical, risk & opportunity, quality) to deliver on all contract and AOP/LRSP commitments

  • Day to day contractual and programmatic change management across all aspects of the Sentinel Program (EMD, Advanced Procurement, and Production)

  • Integrated program demand planning (staffing, infrastructure, clearances, etc)

  • Integrated program approach to supplier management to strengthen partnerships and drive performance

  • Cultivate supplier and program / functional teammate relationships at an executive level to ensure team performance

  • Support to strategic planning and professional development / organization efficiency initiatives

  • Support to profitability reporting and investment planning and execution

A successful candidate in this role will demonstrate:

  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers

  • Success in leading and developing cross functional teams

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors

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


  • 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.

You Will Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with minimum of 12 years of experience (or 10 years with a Master's) in a related technical field and IPT/Program Management experience

  • 5+ years leading/managing teams on complex projects

  • 5+ years managing programs or subcontracts in excess of $100M, inclusive of cost-type contracts

  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 25% of the time

  • Must have an active and current DoD Secret clearance and be SAP clearable

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:

  • MS Engineering or MBA

  • Experience related to ICBM technologies and products

  • IPT / PM experience across multiple phases of the program lifecycle

  • Prior experience managing major subcontracts

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make tough decisions

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance and additional SCI/SAP access

  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts retains and inspires diverse engaged teams

  • Proven ability to successfully work across multiple organizations toward common goals, and create trusted relationships

  • Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted messaging, guidance, etc. across all levels of an organization

  • Experience with effective change management

Salary Range: $211,500 - $317,300

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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