Manager Programs 2/3 Woodland Hills, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Program Manager 2 or 3. This position will be located in Woodland Hills, California and will support Navigation solutions for the Navigation and Cockpit Systems business unit. Learn more about the Northrop Grumman's Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) efforts here .

What you will get to do:

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), program initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control, and program closure (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

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

  • 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

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

  • 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 System (EVMS) control methodologies and tools

  • Participating in internal Program Management Reviews, Headcount Reviews, Financial Forecast reviews, and monthly EAC submittals

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

  • Preparation of charts and briefings on status/progress and processes; delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • 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

This position may be filled as a Manager 2 or 3

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years, or Master's and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or program management in other industries . Will consider 1 4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Experience leading development programs

  • Strong communication skills

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's in Business Administration or advanced STEM degree

  • Experience with Agile Project Management

  • Program Management experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry

  • Program execution on multiple contract times, as an example: FFP and CPFF

  • Possess an active DoD Secret clearance

  • Navigation Technology Domain knowledge

  • Strong Customer focus and ability to work across disciplines

Salary Range: $147,800 - $221,800

Salary Range 2: $176,100 - $264,100

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.

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.