Sunnyvale, California

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Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the Marine Systems Division within the Launcher Operating Unit's After Market Programs team in Sunnyvale, CA. The primary objectives will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements. In addition to these objectives, there is a focus on creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and growth of business while leading a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals within the After Market Programs product line based in Sunnyvale, CA. The selected candidate will be responsible for a ~ 30-person team with a profit and loss center consisting of $30M+ annual sales and a $6M overhead budget.

The selected candidate with be responsible for the protection and growth of marine propulsion, power generation, and missile launching/handling aftermarket product line, as well as support new business growth in adjacent markets including build-to-print. The selected candidate will be required to manage the functional department disciplines of Contracts/Sales, Manufacturing, and Purchasing in a matrix relationship. The selected candidate will be required to maintain direct customer contact for aftermarket responsiveness and customer satisfaction, and be required to maintain on-time delivery of hardware deliverables.

The selected candidate must be able to develop and expand the product line with the customer, establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

The selected candidate will act as the primary customer contact for After Market Program activities based out of Sunnyvale, CA, and be responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Responsibilities for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs, leading a cross-functional team supporting marine logistics. This will include negotiation of contract and contract changes; coordinating and preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, as well as operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:
  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans
  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
  • 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, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines
  • Understanding cost control, rate structures, AOP and IF projections
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
  • 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 through control board activities
  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 12+ years, or Master's and 10+ years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • 10+ years of project management 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
  • 10+ years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Demonstrated ability to take leadership goals and integrate them into the operations of team, management, and execution of customer program requirements
  • Secret security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior working knowledge with Navy programs and fleet support activities
  • The ability to manage communications with 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.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • 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.
  • The ability to manage the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability for fleet support, and program support management
  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • Experience with Agile, including CSM, SAFe Agilist, and/or SPC certifications, including the demonstrated ability to lead and guide a team to shift into agile processes and methodologies
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Sunnyvale, California

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