San Diego, California

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 Aeronautics Systems sector is hiring a Mission Assurance Program Manager 3 (MAPM)  to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on the Global Hawk program. The MAPM has responsibility for ensuring quality requirements of the Global Hawk program are met by providing leadership and management to assigned personnel and serving as a team member of the IPT. This opportunity will be located in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo), CA. 

In this role, you will be responsible for all Quality related activities in Production, Sustainment, Development, International and Supplier Quality activities for the above mentioned Program. The Global Hawk Program has site operations in San Diego, Palmdale, and multiple off-site locations. Travel across sites may be required.

This position requires management and leading key program meetings including the Preventive Corrective Action Board (PCAB), Risk Management, Program Management Reviews, and Customer Reviews. The MA Program Manager will regularly interface with internal and external customers regarding requirements and understanding stakeholder expectations, and develop controls that build confidence for process execution.

The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and Program Leadership team. This role also requires a candidate that can be strategic, think outside of the box, and be successful in a very demanding and challenging environment.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 9 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries along with lead/leadership experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries along with lead/leadership experience.

Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher).

Preferred Qualifications:

Top Secret DoD clearance

Experience in utilizing Agile methodology

Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment

Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations

Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence

Proficiency in root cause and corrective action processes

A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization

Advanced STEM degree preferred

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.

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.

San Diego, California

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© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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