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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 2 in Plymouth, Minnesota


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

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’s Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Program Manager 2 to support our Missile Products Fuzing & Warheads Business at Plymouth, MN within the Weapons Systems Division. In this role, the selected leader will be responsible for managing and delivering all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.

Position Summary:

Serves as a cross-functional program manager of execution on Engineering, Maturation and Development (EMD) contracted efforts, In-house Research and Development (IR&D) and other assigned Fuzing & Warheads pursuits. Responsibilities include: planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical for all aspects of overall program performance.

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:

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

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

  • Develop new business opportunities through planning and proposal development

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

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

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

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix

  • Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.

  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

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

  • Thorough risk & opportunity management to include identification, mitigation and realization

  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)

  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)

  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years’ of work experience, or Master’s degree (or higher) and at least 3 years’ of work experience, including experience as a program manager, project lead, integrated program team leader, or cost account manager

  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Basic competency in Project Management skills and toolsets

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage a project team daily and communicate effectively with leadership regarding status, awareness’s, and escalations

  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.

  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

  • Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with a positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers and within the organization

  • The ability to lead proposal teams, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).

  • The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.

  • Competent in standard Microsoft Office Software Suite

  • Able to obtain a secret security clearance. (US Citizenship is a requirement)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science, engineering, or a business program.

  • Experience as a Program/Project Manager in the aerospace/defense industry or within the Department of Defense or NASA.

  • A combination of training and experience in the area of the Department of Defense Acquisition Process.

  • Active Security Clearance

Salary Range: $134,200.00 - $201,200.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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