Manager Programs 1, Mesa, Az

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Mesa, AZ

Requisition ID: R10086584
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 Manager Level 1 to support the Medium Caliber Guns Operating Unit in Mesa, AZ.

The position’s primary responsibilities will support the direction of all activities of the program from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance on a portfolio of programs and IRAD activities. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Establishes objectives, criteria and strategies for success. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to plans and schedules, identifies program problems and develops solutions. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from engineering, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule and technical performance within the Advanced Programs Portfolio and Guns Operating Unit, but are not limited to: 

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

Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

Measuring and reporting program performance

Delivering presentations to customers, Guns Operating Unit and Business Unit leadership, and other program stakeholders

Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, budgets, schedule requirements, and key terms and conditions

Establishing objectives for engineering efforts

Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

Development of and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost control methodologies

Identifying, allocating and managing program resources

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

Conducting risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Would consider 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

Experience supporting U.S. Government or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

2 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.        

Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success.

Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management

Defense Industry and DOD contract experience desired

Familiarity with mechanical and electrical engineering processes and other specialty engineering activities within the product development process.

Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts

Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills

Experience writing statements of work and estimating project scope.

Be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Able to travel both international and domestically up to 25% of the time

Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master’s degree or MBA

Engineering or technical background

Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments

Prior management of Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programs

Salary Range: $106,400 USD – $159,600 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

JBNGJ-R10086584 2023.01.14

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