Program Director I, Mesa, Az

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Mesa, AZ

Requisition ID: R10061179
Category: Program Management
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Program Director I to manage a Medium Caliber Guns Portfolio of products and support in Mesa, AZ.

The position’s primary responsibilities will focus on strategic alignment, program oversight and customer management for a Medium Caliber Guns Portfolio within the Guns Operating Unit (OU). The Program Director is responsible for oversight of greater than $100M yearly revenue, developing a growth strategy through new business captures, managing multiple domestic and international customer relationships, and overall program execution performance related to the product portfolio. 

Responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

Advocating and implementing the OU Director’s vision, mission, and goals
Manage Portfolio revenue, profit and cash performance.
Manage a high-performance team of Program Managers of 3FTEs
Participate as a member of the site leadership team, the business strategy team, corrective action board, and continuous improvement board
Support the Program Management Council and Quality Management System initiatives
Planning for capital expenditures for assigned Portfolio
Providing overall leadership and direction to the program team (to include development of team members, team engagement, issue resolution, and initiating corrective actions)
Providing leadership and direction to dotted line functional managers and operations to ensure management of all phases of execution from proposal development through contract closeout is successfully achieved
Strategically planning through directing program and portfolio strategy development that integrates with the overall business and strategy; and participating in the business strategic and discretionary planning processes
Maintaining proper portfolio discretionary budget oversight
Managing risk, issues, and opportunity processes. Identifies potential risks and opportunities that could impact portfolio performance and takes proactive action to resolve issues regarding cost, schedule, prioritization, and resource allocation
Establishing and clearly communicating overall portfolio objectives, mission, vision and strategy – builds morale and supports team needs
Driving timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations to senior leadership, the program team, and management team.
Building and maintaining successful relationships with current and prospective customers in the Guns Systems and other Operating Units; coordinates and communicates effectively with functional leadership and teams.
Managing proposal teams and timely delegations with senior leadership. Able to communicate with senior leadership and outline potential opportunities, proposal schedules, financial positions, and proposed risks.

Basic Qualifications:

14 years of experience required. Will consider a Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ experience or a Master’s and 8 years of experience supporting U.S. Government or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage the program team daily.
Demonstrated ability to manage revenue, profit, and cash performance of programs.
Master of project management skills and techniques including work breakdown structures, integrated master scheduling and earned value management. 
Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success.
Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management.
Ability to operate and lead in team environment and teach and mentor others to manage in same way – a strong willingness to learn, take initiative and resolve issues.
Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers
Familiarity with mechanical and electrical engineering product development and processes
Defense Industry and DoD contract experience strongly desired.
Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts.
International business experience
Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills
Be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
Able to travel both international and domestically up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications: 

Masters in business administration strongly desired
Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments
PMI training and certification desired.

Salary Range: $176,200 USD – $264,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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