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Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the Missile Products organization/business unit.
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.
The Program Manager oversees and manages the operational aspects and profit/loss standing of a program. He or she serves as liaison between leadership management and planning, project team, and line management. As leader of the program, the Program Manager interfaces directly with the customer and has a deep understanding of all stakeholders involved. The Program Manager regularly reviews status of tasks and budgets, manages schedules and prepares status reports. He or she also assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. This position develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with other functional and team organizations
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:
- Profit & loss (P&L) responsibility for the program.
- Evaluate program risks and develop mitigation plans for those risks.
- Establish and lead an Integrated Product Team (IPT).
- Interface directly with the customer and leadership.
- Coordinate and monitor program activities in the manufacturing plant.
- Establish an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet or exceed program schedule goals.
- Identify, report and resolve issues that may affect schedule or production. Expedite and resolve supply chain schedule and technical issues necessary to support program schedule.
- Coordinate on-time delivery of materials with material program manager (MPM), material planner(s), and purchasing functions to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing operations.
- Perform financial reviews and develop estimates at completion (EACs).
- Develop internal and customer review packages, including presenting to an audience.
- Communicate effectively, verbally and written, to internal and external stakeholders.
- Assist in the preparation of proposals in support of new or follow-on business.
- Strategically make program and business decisions, with all stakeholders in mind.
- 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
- 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
- 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.)
- Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
- Travel to supplies or customers ~ 10% of the time
- Bachelor's Degree in project management or related business management.
- Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance; U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.
- Communicates effectively
- Directs work
- Drives results
- Plans & aligns
- Action oriented
Preferred experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in similar industries
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The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
Insight into customer technical and business (financial, political, cultural) requirements and the ability to shape customer expectations with a solution that satisfies their needs and is advantageous to the company.
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.
Issue & Problem Resolution:
The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
International Program Management:
The ability to effectively manage both cultural differences and ways of doing business in countries other than the United States; while ensuring that items, commodities and technologies entering or leaving the United States do so within the proper US legal and regulatory framework.
The ability to manage the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability; support equipment; modeling and simulation; training systems; prognostics and health management; field and fleet support; and program support management.
Pl anning, Scheduling & Earned Value:
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.
The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
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 plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement.
The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.
The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
Risk & Opportunity:
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.
Scope, Configuration & Change:
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.
Supplier & Subcontractor:
The ability to identify, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.
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.
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.