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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS Assistant Program Manager in San Diego, California

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Assistant Program Manager to manage a high visibility Internal Work Order (IWO) to our Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Sector for the NATO ISS Sustainment Program and Foreign Military Sale Program. The successful candidate will direct all aspects of the program associated with planning, implementation, contracting of change proposals, and execution of the program across Integrated Product Teams and functions. The successful candidate will interact with the customer, subcontractors, and other stakeholders IWO NATO ISS and NATO FMS activities as well as, manage risks and opportunities to ensure timely execution of efforts to support the customers. This positions preferred locations are in San Diego, CA.

The primary objective will be to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team to accomplish the delivery of all contractual requirement on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. The Assistant Program Managers is responsible for coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout).

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management.

  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from operations & Maintenance and administrative areas.

  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.

  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract Types (CPFF, FFP).

  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy.

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.

  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.

  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

  • Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • Strong communication, team building and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team, upper management and customers

  • Demonstrate understanding of program risk, opportunity and issue management process

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university with minimum of 5 years of program/project experience and 2 years of leadership experience or 10 year of relevant experience in aviation management.

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint

  • Active DoD Secret clearance and ability to be granted and maintain special program access

  • Willing and able to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global Hawk Program Experience with prior Logistics Program Management and/or Operations and Maintenance

  • Experience of with complex anomaly resolution, internal and external coordination and collaboration

  • New business development/capture and/or proposal development experience

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.

Job Category : Program Management