Program Manager 2, Magna, Ut

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Magna, UT

Requisition ID: R10088088
Category: Program Management
Location: Magna, UT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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Northrop Grumman, Space Systems – Propulsion Systems is currently seeking Manager, Programs II for the GEM 63 Programs for our Commercial Programs team. This role will support GEM 63 at various locations and report directly to the GEM 63 Sr Program Manager. This role will support several locations within Propulsion systems and will be required be on site at Bacchus (Magna), UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities: 

The Manager, Programs II will support program execution of the current GEM program production.  Emphasis is in communication with internal customers and working hand in with functional organizations, and overall management of technical, schedule, financial, quality and contract commitments.  The GEM program was recently awarded and is a primary driver the for recently announced facility expansion at Bacchus. This role will be pivotal to supporting day to day execution and program excellence. The candidate will be responsible for specific WBS and P&L execution based on their experience. Periodic travel to other NG facilities or customer locations may be required but is not heavily anticipate.  The GEM Motor program supports ULA’s Vulcan Launch Vehicle.

Job Duties: 

The Manager, Program II has the job duties listed below and is ultimately responsible for:

Program Execution Requirements

Execute the program successfully in management of safety, quality, schedule, technology and cost for their assigned responsibilities.

Exact program responsibilities will be based on the ideal candidates experience and expertise managing Aerospace Programs

Must have a continuous drive for results and challenge the status quo.

Have the capacity to understand people and provide mentorship.

Have proven ability to influence others and deliver RESULTS

Company-Customer Interface

Represent Northrop Grumman as a company (bringing the Northrop Grumman message to the customer; and integrating knowledge of the spectrum of Northrop Grumman capabilities with understanding of customer needs to promote Northrop Grumman).

Balance the interests of the customer, Northrop Grumman, and employees. 

Manage program participation in working group meetings.

Frequent request for proposal response and delegation to program and PS management

Program Team Management

Provide overall leadership and direction to the program team (contracts, finance, Value Stream Element Team (VSET), engineering and operations) to include coaching team members, resolving conflict and contributing to performance reviews.

Work hand in hand with VSET and IPT leads, CAM’s, MPM and other Program office team members to meet all program requirements

Establish and communicate program priorities.

Possess a proven ability to provide verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively.

Understand and manage change to the programs’ baseline.

Meet master program plans and schedules by identifying and assessing risks, and initiating necessary corrective action.

Have proven ability to influence others and deliver RESULTS

Schedule Management

Ensure that the programs is on schedule to the program milestones and IMS.

Understand Integrated Master Schedules, Integrated Factory Schedules and Earned Value Management principles.

Financial Performance

Oversee budget management and P&L responsibilities within the program and participate in monthly business management reviews and corporate reporting.

Forecast financial performance.

Look for creative ways to manage cost vs. risk and achieve cost allocations in line with the Orion vehicle’s price.

Meet cost reduction initiatives

Align program actions and communications to achieve milestones.


Contract Structure & Pricing

Assist in negotiating contracts, contract changes, contract pricing, contract terms and resolution of contract issues in partnership with the prime contractor, Launch Vehicle business unit.

Technical Performance

Drive technical excellence by setting program standards, working closely with the technical team and VSETs, balancing risk, and delivering performance.

Education and Experience Requirements:  

BS degree in Engineering, Business or Finance.

9 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and at least 5 years of experience in leading multiple discipline teams.

A working knowledge of solid rocket design, fabrication, motor development and production.

Experience with Meeting schedules, cost and quality requirements 100% of the time,

Experience dealing with customers on complex issues and the ability to find the win-win for NG success

Experience in cost reduction strategies, lean manufacturing principles and quality improvement tools such as six sigma, PES and/or TPS.

Results oriented mind set and willing to work and own their responsibilities cradle to grave

Critical thinker who is used to a high paced environment and is able to deliver innovative ideas to solve problems and make appropriate changes

Experience is and a desire to improve all aspects of their responsibilities

Experience in a production environment

Skills & Qualifications:

Experience in integration of the VSET concept with PS program execution

Familiarity with rocket motor production and qualification programs

Familiarity with Bacchus/Clearfield factory operations and organizational structure

Experience with VSET, Project Engineering, Proposals, IPT leads, Production Operations

Commercial Aerospace experience is a plus

In-depth understanding of customer requirements, both technically and financially, to ensure customer needs are met.

Familiarity with Launch Vehicle (LV) organizational structure and motor integration

Familiarity and experience in managing suppliers

Salary Range: $127,700 USD – $191,500 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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