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Program Manager 3

Northrop Grumman
Elkton, MD 21921
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 Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Program Manager Level 2 to support our growing business in our Elkton, Maryland location.

The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:
Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
Lead and manage a program team, including providing work direction, supervision, performance, and support.
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
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
Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
Managing Government/customer supplied property or information
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
Cultivating customer relationships 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

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications:**

Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years' of work experience, or Master's degree (or higher) and at least 6 years' of work experience, including experience as a program manager, project lead, integrated program team leader, or cost account manager
At least 5 years of experience directly managing program teams and direct reports
Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
Basic competency in Project Management skills and toolsets
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage a project team daily and communicate effectively with leadership regarding status, awareness's, and escalations
The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
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.
Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with a positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers and within the organization
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).
The ability to address program 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.
Competent in standard Microsoft Office Software Suite
Able to obtain a secret security clearance. (US Citizenship is a requirement)

**Preferred Qualifications:**
A degree in a science, engineering, or a business program.
Experience as a Program/Project Manager in the aerospace/defense industry or within the Department of Defense or NASA.
PMP certification
Ability to define technical or other aspects of a business development strategy to promote capture of new business.
Active Security Clearance

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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.

**Job Category** : Program Management
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Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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