Director 1 – Programs & Growth, Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10084633
Category: Program Management
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Director 1 – Programs & Growth to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA., and will support execution, growth and strategy activities within the OPIR & Geospatial Systems (OGS) business unit (BU), and will report to the Vice President of the BU.

As the Director of the National Systems Operating Unit, you will be responsible for leading program activities to create, position for, and capture new business with our restricted customer.

In this role you will:

Perform market/mission area assessments and develop the mission area growth strategy

Coordinate with NCTA planning and execution and the capture and execution of technology R&D contracts to ensure they align with the growth strategies. 

Identify and target business opportunities and partnerships to create value growth and work closely with other BUs, divisions, and sectors in Northrop to develop integrated communications strategies and to capture company priority programs. 

Stand-up and direct focused opportunity capture campaigns for new programs, products and technologies and proactively engage and develop working relationships with a wide range of customers and industry communities to build and maintain trusted relationships. 

Provide oversight of proposal developments and lead sign-off reviews up through the NG organizations.

Collaborate across numerous business units and divisions across NG, e.g. TSSD for spacecraft bus, PGSD for payload and ground solutions, SSSD for various offerings

Drive and improve employee engagement and appreciation through verbal, written, and tangible recognition, events, and personal interactions

Oversee program/project reviews, independent technical reviews, program stand-up reviews, test readiness reviews, process improvement plans, proposal review and signoff, and capital planning and management

Champion consistency across the discipline ensuring reuse, common tools and training/skill development through all levels of the organization

The successful leader will possess:

Competitive Capture: Assess and influence competitive strategies of sector and division priority win captures.

Strategic Gap Analysis: Lead strategic gap analysis with BU’s and functions to identify technology, capability, or process gaps, prioritize them, and align resources to meet them.

Strategic Studies: Lead strategic arena, technology, competitor, or capability studies and provide strategic actions recommendations.

Cross-Division Business Insight: Develop and maintain cross-sector relationships and business insight with other divisions.  Participate in all applicable Business Strategy Team reviews.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules:  For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years’ experience in competitive Government-industry space acquisition and execution

Demonstrated ability to communicate/coordinate/collaborate up, down and across all levels of a large organization

Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplined teams (engineering, business, contracts, legal, supply chain, production, and mission/quality assurance) to execute business growth strategies and capture activities

Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with customers, industry partners/suppliers, and internal stakeholders

Active SCI clearance and/or current SSBI

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor and/or Masters in a STEM discipline or MBA

Understanding of government acquisition and budgeting processes

Five (5) years of direct experience leading people, projects or programs to successful goal attainment. 

Demonstrated ability to plan and lead/oversee capture campaigns, proposals and R&D projects/contracts

Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains and inspires diverse and engaged teams

Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted presentations across all levels of an organization

Experience planning/executing growth strategies, competitive capture campaigns and proposal activities, with proven collaboration and coordination skills across internal and external stakeholder organizations

Experience in system concept development (technical, schedule, cost)

Effective at formulating NCTA and capital budget requests/plans and executing plans to meet technical/budget/schedule objectives

Able to make tough decision in a timely manner based on information available, and using sound logic

Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills – including abilities to engage people to establish and maintain highly effective internal and external relationships; to effectively discuss, present and articulate issues, strategies and solutions internally across all levels of the organization and externally to senior customers; and to proactively and enthusiastically lead teams to capture new business

Leadership experience in effective change management

Conflict management and negotiation skills

Experience with risk, issue, and opportunity management

Salary Range: $204,100 USD – $306,100 USD

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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