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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Director 2. Payload Project Manager to work in Redondo Beach, CA.
The Director 2, Payload Project Manager leads all AMP Primary mission payload activities, spanning from conceptual design, proposal preparation, detailed design, manufacturing and test, technical support of Vehicle I&T, and technical support of operational systems. The Payload (PL) Project Manager must be able to drive execution, strive for operational efficiencies, develop talent and build strong teams, lead change, solve complex technical problems, be agile to evolving customer needs, and drive growth across the portfolio and enterprise. The PL Project Manager will report directly to the Advanced Mission Programs Vice President & Program Director.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Establishing and executing the PL schedule and technical baselines to design, build, integrate and deliver flight hardware. PL is fully incorporated into the AMP program management, control and metrics processes
Securing RFPs, preparing proposals, negotiating and definitizing contracts
Leading and managing a project team of >600 people across multiple simultaneous program phases (conceptual design through support to operations)
Manage the production of a wide variety and large quantity of Digital, Power Converters, RF, Antenna and Electronic hardware for multiple shipsets
Directing the management of multiple suppliers
Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost, improve processes
Meeting all security, organizational conflict of interest, export control, protection of proprietary information, and risk and opportunity management processes
Closely coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders: AMP Program Office, peer AMP Project Managers, AMP support organizations (Business Development, Security, HR, IT Solutions, Legal), Space Systems business areas, NGAS functional area counterparts (Engineering, GSC, etc.), senior level customers, technical advisors, and subject matter experts, suppliers, and Executives.
9 years of space hardware project and program management experience, preferably with proven experience in delivering complex space mission payload and/or sensor flight hardware
5 years experience in a management role
Must have and be able to maintain an SSBI
Bachelor's in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
Master's degree in an engineering or technical discipline
Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains and inspires diverse and engaged teams
Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) across all levels of the organization
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