Manager Project Management 2 Sunnyvale, CA

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our Manufacturing Department as a Operations Program Manager 2 located at our Sunnyvale, CA campus supporting the Launcher Operating Unit. In this role you will be working closely with the Program Manager and Manufacturing Operations functional management and will be responsible for execution of the manufacturing scope of a multi-million dollar defense program. You will be the single point of contact within Manufacturing leadership for a given program.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

What You'll get to Do:

Operations Program Managers (OPMs) manage all phases of program manufacturing from inception through completion. The OPM is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of manufacturing scope on both development and production programs. The OPM leads and coordinates manufacturing activity across the program life cycle, from capture/proposal through execution/production and contract closeout. The OPM coordinates the preparation of operating budgets and manufacturing plans. They act as the primary customer/PM contact for all manufacturing activities, leading program review sessions with customer/PM to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. The OPM establishes high level manufacturing milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, and identifies problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing specifications. They coordinate the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, financial, and administrative areas.

Core Responsibilities include the following:

  • Propose, plan/baseline, and execute to performance management baseline.

  • Champion and lead Change Management processes and Continuous Improvement activities to resolve problems and improve efficiency.

  • Coordinate responses with functional organizations to keep projects on schedule.

  • Perform risk and opportunity management functions for the manufacturing scope in concert with the overall program RSKOM effort.

  • Manage EVMS and Control Account Management (CAM) functions for manufacturing scope.

  • Mentor and guide functional CAMs within operations.

  • Manage individual contributors (depending on program complexity).



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience; Master's with 5+ years of experience; PhD with 2 years of experience (11+ years of relevant experience considered in lieu of degree).

  • Experience in project/program management.

  • Experience in collaborating with employees within a department and across functions.

  • Fluent with MS Office products - PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word.

  • Experience with ERP system in a manufacturing environment.

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience preferred.

  • Competency with managing production in SAP in a low volume, high mix manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical STEM field.

  • Master's degree.

  • PMI certification and/or PMI-based training.

  • Command of Earned Value Management Concepts and Techniques.

  • Government contract experience.

  • Experience with hardware production proposals.

Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400

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.

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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