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Northrop Grumman Transition Support Manager 1 - RITS in Washington, District Of Columbia

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's Defense Systems sector is looking for a Transition Support Manager, Level 1 to support the Cyber Warfare Operations organization/business unit. You will provide expert-level program management to support the program Transition-In Plan for the USACE program, including coordination with all Team NG suppliers and partners.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for 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 company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans and directs/manages across a geographically dispersed team

  • Applies Agile and KANBAN methods following a well-developed Project Plan to transfer knowledge and responsibilities from the incumbent to Team NG without disruption to the customer operations and mission

  • Establishes critical Program elements required for successful Transition during Phase 1 and Phase 2, including onboarding of all staff through AssuredStart

  • Supports the Transition Manager to ensure that Team NG integrates all suppliers, delivers Deliverables, meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets, providing overall quality assurance throughout Transition.

  • Serves as secondary customer contact for program Transition activities, leading status and performance review sessions with customer.

  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources.

  • 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 Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to 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

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

  • Creation, review and finalization 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

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

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NorthropGrumman USACE


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 7 years related experience -OR- Master's and a minimum of 5 years' experience supporting US Government contracts and customers and/or project Transition/Transformation experience as a portfolio manager within a large IT Infrastructure program (i.e. Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) or similar)

  • A minimum 7 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager

  • Demonstrated experience with PMO stand-up, management and continual improvement within IT infrastructure and Enterprise Services Enterprise Project Management groups.

  • Demonstrated experience with the management of high volume work

  • Must possess one of the following directed portfolio certifications: Scaled Agile Framework 5.0 SAFe Agilist, PMP, and/or LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

  • Must possess active Secret security clearance; US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any relevant contract type experience (FFP, CPFF, etc.)

  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.

  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.

Job Category : Program Management