Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI Repairs Program Manager (PM 3) in San Diego, California

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is seeking an F-35 CNI (Communications, Navigation and Identification) Repairs & Returns Program Manager (PM) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA. Join the men and women of the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in meeting the largest, most complex systems challenges imaginable for government, military and business.

The Repairs/Returns PM will have overall responsibility for executing annual repair contracts for F-35 CNI products. This position will be accountable for on-time delivery performance for customer returned units, meeting established financial objectives as well as objectives for return rate and repair TAT, working in partnership with production product managers, Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and other key stakeholders.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The PM position will manage the team in executing all repair and field sustainment contracts for the F-35 CNI product lines and lead process improvement initiatives that have direct effect on overall program performance. This individual should possess leadership and team building capabilities and have strong interpersonal skills. Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team player. Some travel may be required.

The Program Manager Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Provide overall leadership to the Repairs Sustainment contract, driving cost, schedule, technical, and quality performance

  • Interface with customer and internal management for status reporting such as monthly program reviews, customer status calls and weekly detailed reporting

  • Utilize customer product return data to facilitate identification and resolution of field and customer factory issues, including root cause/corrective action implementation

  • Coordinate with production OPMs and line supervision to establish repair schedules and priorities

  • Coordinate with engineering and programs to manage hardware life cycle impacts, enabling configuration tracking and upgrade requirements

  • Continually drive for reductions in Repair Turn-Around Time (RTAT) and Volume of Returns for both NGC and Supplier products

  • Interface with Business Management to track, forecast and improve financial performance

  • Interface with Contracts to seek, propose, and negotiate future repair / upgrade work scope

  • Interface with Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) for establishing and managing supplier repair contracts

Develop strategies for lay-in inventory procurement and management, needed to support RTAT goals

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • BSEE, BSIE, BSME, BS MGR, or Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and 15 years of relevant experience

  • Past experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM) for NG (or similar DoD contractor) programs in FFP environment a must

  • Experience and understanding of modern electronic manufacturing processes and operations

  • Experience in developing new processes and procedures to improve production workflow

  • Experience managing failure analysis and root cause/ corrective actions (RCCA)

  • EVMS Experience

  • Must have, or be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience related to operations associated with product repair and field sustainment activities

  • Understanding of Digital and RF radio products (transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, pre selectors, antennas, and interfaces), including testing/screening and troubleshooting operations

  • Experience/familiarity with CNI hardware products is a plus

  • Experience managing subcontractors

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