Program Manager 2 - B-2 Production - (Palmdale, CA)
Northrop Grumman, Palmdale California
Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Program Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals, to support the B-2 Production organization. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.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:* 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* 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 (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 realizationKey Responsibilities:* 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.* Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations.* Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs.* Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers.* Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations.* The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.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/SQMVideoBasic Qualifications:* Must have a Bachelor's Degree AND 7 years of related professional experience, OR a Master's degree and 5 years of related professional experience.* Must have an active DoD Secret clearance.* Must have the ability to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR).Preferred Qualifications:* 4 years of 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.* 4 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.* Background in supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.* Active DoD Top Secret clearance.* Active Special Program Access (PAR).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.