Lake Charles, LA
Requisition ID: R10085619
Category: Program Management
Location: Lake Charles, LA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (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.
?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 Director, Programs 1 to support the Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center (AMFC) Operating Unit in Lake Charles, LA. You will lead a program management team aligned to common program performance goals. Your primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs. The position will require a candidate with strong leadership and decision-making skills with the ability to perform in a dynamic environment. The position must role model Northrop Grumman leadership characteristics. Strong communication and executive presence skills are required to be able to effectively interact with a geographically disbursed team and to interact with senior leadership.You are responsible for developing a performance and growth strategy for their teams and ensuring coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). The Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center within Northrop Grumman System Sustainment and Software Business Unit pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in aircraft maintenance and modification. Our team specializes in platform stewardship for high value, Low Density/High Demand (LDHD) aircraft fleets where quality and schedule drive performance. Come be a part of our mission.Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in the following abilities and meet basic qualifications:
Business and Program Management Acumen: The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance
Risk & Opportunity Management: The ability to address program or business 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
Issue & Problem Resolution: 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
Team Building and Employee Development: The ability to develop effective teams and support employees with improvement in their competencies, knowledge, and skills.
Resources: The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints
Communications: The ability to effectively manage communications with all organization 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. Ability to communicate effectively at executive and working level
Customer Intimacy: Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations
Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).
Technical Performance: The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.
Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of programs.
Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.
Define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, shape RFPs and produce winning proposals
Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer; works in partnership with Capture, Business Development teams in this area.
Works with the program management team in directing the work of employees assigned to the programs from technical, manufacturing, supply chain, mission assurance, business management, and other areas of the program.
Establishes strong business relationships with prime contractors, US Air Force, US Navy, and international customers.
Proactively identifies trends, risks, and opportunities within the organization and develops solutions in partnership with peers, division and matrix leadership, functional and regional/division team members.
Using data and analytics, develops solutions to current business issues as well as proactively engage in opportunity expansion and risk mitigation.
Concisely and effectively presents information to the management team to enable good business decisions.
Provides day-to-day people leadership of a diverse team and creates an environment that accelerates development of talent and drives continuous improvement.
Actively participates in employee engagement activities including engagement action team leadership.
Responsible for performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on all assigned programs.
Up to 25% travel may be requiredBasic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
Eight (8) years of demonstrated successful experience in a leadership role with large teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
Relevant contract type experience (FFP, CPFF, T&M) on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts
Ability to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance level
Master’s Degree in business or STEM related discipline
Experience with multiple DoD weapon systems or sustainment elements.
Demonstrated systems or sustaining experience with one or more aircraft systems such as: avionics, electrical, computer, structural, fuel, flight controls, communications , or mechanical systems
Current and active Secret or above security clearance
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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