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Northrop Grumman Japan Global Hawk Contractor Logistics Support Assistant Program Manager in Sierra Vista, Arizona

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Services is seeking an Assistant Program Manager to work with the Japan Sustainment Program Manager to develop and implement Japan Global Hawk sustainment activities.

The Assistant Program Manager is responsible for supporting the Program Manager in leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of the Japan Global Hawk Contractor Logistics Support program and include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to ensure program meets customer/contractual requirements for quality, cost, and schedule, maintaining compliance with regulatory, policy, and host country laws and regulations

  • Identifying risks, developing mitigation plans and monitoring progress of actions, utilizing metrics and taking corrective actions as needed

  • Achieving high customer satisfaction and employee engagement ratings

  • Hiring and managing on-site Contractor Logistics Support team located in Japan

  • Supporting initial stand-up of activities and transition into operations and sustainment in Japan

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

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

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

  • Leading and directing cross-functional and cross-sector Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

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

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

  • Supporting software sustainment and implementation activities for new capabilities

  • Development and Implementation of the program Statement of Work

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

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

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

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

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

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives

  • 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

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years, or Master's and 4+ years' experience supporting U.S. Government/Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts and/or related project management/logistics/flight operations experience

  • 10+ years of applicable experience may be considered in lieu of education

  • Ability to Obtain US DOD Secret Clearance

  • Proven leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work between various departments, sectors, and suppliers

  • Ability to develop and manage the following: Basis of Estimate (BOE), Statement of Work (SOW), Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)

  • Able to work independently or with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Logistics, Maintenance, and/or Flight Operations Background

  • Program Management experience

  • Experience with Unmanned and Autonomous Systems, preferably Global Hawk

  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Experience

  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and/or Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) experience

  • Experience working with Japanese Ministry of Defense or in Japanese Defense Market

  • Familiarity with Japan culture, traditions, laws, etc

  • Experience in contract negotiations

  • Demonstrated ability to work between various departments, sectors, and suppliers

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