Manager Mission Assurance 2 Salt Lake City, 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems organization is seeking an experienced, hands-on manager for the Mission Assurance team supporting the Salt Lake City and Woodland Hills locations a s part of the Operations function in the Navigation, Targeting, and Survivability Division. The selected individual will be the Mission Assurance IPT Lead and primary Quality Assurance interface for the Strategic Navigation Programs including Sentinel. The selected individual will work alongside the other elements of the Operations IPT to ensure Program Execution Excellence and report directly to the SLC Site Mission Assurance Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the sector Quality Management System (QMS), Program Execution Framework (PEF) and Compliance for the program.

  • Build Customer/DCMA/MDA relationships as the primary point of contact.

  • Participating in program planning and execution, to include the implementation of quality program plans tailored to the appropriate phase of the program, customer requirements and overall trends and/or risk profiles.

  • Ensuring the Quality/Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, and Engineering processes are consistent with industry standards (e.g. ISO 9001, AS9145 and AS9100).

  • Functional planning, personnel management, and budgeting activities in an Earned Value (EV) framework.

  • Supporting the business processes as primary QME interface with the Supplier Performance Management and Global Supply Chain functions.

  • Hands-on support for root cause analysis and corrective and preventive action resolution.

  • Risk and opportunity management for operations scope of work to ensure Manufacturing Readiness.

The selected candidate must be an inclusive and collaborative leader with the ability to influence others at all levels and have demonstrated leadership skills leading multi-function and technical working groups while directly contributing to programs and proposals. The candidate must have a track record in mentoring and developing the skills of their teams, and driving change across organizations with successful, quantified business results. The candidate must be able to establish strong, collaborative, working relationships with operating and business unit leaders, and customer quality representatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years minimum (or master's degree and 7+ years, PhD degree and 4+ years) of combined applicable experience.

  • Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, and/or Program Management experience.

  • Experience managing and leading teams in an ISO9001/AS9100 environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • 20% travel between sites and suppliers/vendors

  • Ability to get Secret clearance. (US Citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mission Assurance experience on an Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) Defense Contract.

  • AS9145/AS6500 implementation experience.

  • Aerospace/Defense Manufacturing with DCMA/MDA interface experience.

  • Lean Agile and/or Six Sigma certification and experience.

  • Current Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $116,200 - $174,400

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.

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.