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Mgr Programs 2- Next Generation Interceptor Lab Program Manager

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chandler
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10038888

Category: Program ManagementLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: Days (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions 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 Space Systems is searching for an Manager, Programs 2- Next Generation Interceptor Lab Program Manager to join the Launch Vehicles business unit in Chandler, AZ.The Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) Lab Program Manager will provide lab oversight, technical guidance and operational focus (Cost, Quality, and Schedule) for the Program focusing their efforts on the development labs, operational labs and customer labs.Responsibilities Include:
  • The Lab Program Manager will lead a cross functional team, including our industry partner, to ensure the labs are designed, hardware identified, procured, built, set-up and tested.
  • The Lab Program Manager will be the direct interface with the customer, will manage all schedule and costs of running the labs. Will be responsible for managing all testing and all customer needs. Additionally, the Lab Manager will work with configuration management (CM) teams that deliver software to the AURHIL.
  • The Lab Program Manager will support the day-to-day activities in all labs and manage the facility for functions such as 5S Program, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Program, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control Program, etc.
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) for all Lab activities. Maintain and provide Earned Value status for the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) relative to Lab development and Lab operations, including cost variance analysis and corrective actions on cost accounts.
  • Develop lab program status and metrics on a regular basis and present to management and the customer.
  • Oversee day-to-day planning and operations for NGI labs and lead the effort to establish and maintain a Detailed Operations Schedule for lab activities.
  • Lead the team to resolve the issues adversely impacting the development and execution of the lab program
  • Establish methodology to ensure daily, weekly, and monthly objectives are achieved
  • Understand and report on team status at the required level of detail to the Program Operations Manager, Program Management and customer leadership
  • Ensure team has the needed resources to execute the lab program successfully
  • Perform manpower planning and support the hiring process to support the Lab Program Team
  • Provide Lab expertise to support the strategic vision of the Program, Business Unit and Division
  • Support Operations Management team in baselining contract awards in the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for all Lab activities.
  • Act as a change agent to improve processes for the labs, while utilizing lean practices and visual management.
  • Support and provide input to functional managers in regard to employee performance.
  • Champion ongoing Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Occasional business travel may be necessary (25% or less)Candidate must have demonstrated ability in working with cross organizational teams and customers; the ability to set and clearly articulate goals/priorities and successfully communicate them to key staff; strong leadership skills; and a track record of building high-performance teams, with a particular focus on employee development, engagement, inclusion, and retentionBasic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in a STEM Discipline, plus 9 years of experience; Masters degree plus 7 years of experience.
    • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance.
    • 5+ years of experience leading people and projects
    • 2+ years of direct people leadership experience
    • 8+ years of experience working in Engineering, Test, Production, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Project Engineering, IPT, Operations Project Management (OPM), or similar roles (6 years with a Master's degree)
    • Earned Value Management (EVMS) Experience
    • Experience leading proposal efforts that include labor quoting, schedule and capacity analysis, investment planning, and descriptive Basis of Estimates (BOE's)Preferred Qualifications:
      • Electrical or Software Engineering degree is preferred
      • Excellent presentation and communication skills
      • Program execution experience
      • Ability to multitask and balance multiple projects simultaneously.
      • Strong organizational skills.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels in the organization
      • Strong MS Project, Excel, Power Point and Word skills
      • Previous experience leading a multidisciplinary team
      • Previous experience implementing lean projects
      • Previous experience working on a government program"

        Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $183,900 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.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.

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