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Manager 2 of Project Management

Company: Northrop Grumman Corp. (JP)
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

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.
The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector in San Diego, California has an immediate opening in the Communications Solutions Division, for a Manager 2, Project Management.
The individual will be responsible for operating in a team environment with the operating unit leadership, program managers, customers, and peer organizations to lead our manufacturing teams to improve operational efficiency, implement optimal solutions and define and implement the OU end-to-end manufacturing, integration & test strategies.
The candidate must be knowledgeable of the OU business acquisition process, program life cycle, manufacturing capabilities, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, manufacturing readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement strategic initiatives.
The Manager 2 must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills and effective problem-solving capabilities. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring future leaders, directing training and skill development initiatives and promoting engagement and inclusion activities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence up and down the chain of command is required, as is a proven track record of innovation, problem solving and career development.
Roles and Responsibilities:
--- Act as the primary Manufacturing Operations interface to the Program Office, OU Business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing program scope
--- Overall responsibility for managing proposals, production planning and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues
--- Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met
--- Acts as the key point of contact for senior leadership on all contract and program related matters
--- Provides oversight and accountability for all OPM related activities in their area to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations
--- Responsible for employee development, performance management and employee engagement activities
Basic Qualifications:
--- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9+ years OR Masters and 7+ years related experience in Program Product Line Alignment/Operations management or equivalent; OR a PhD and 4+ years of experience; additional 12 years' experience in lieu of degree
--- Knowledge of ERP/ MRP
--- Demonstrated experience in Control Account Management
--- Experience applying Earned Value Management techniques
--- Work that crosses typical organizational, site, sector boundaries and that consolidates, transfers manufacturing operations
--- Continuous improvement and problem-solving tools and techniques
Preferred Qualifications:
--- Master's degree in STEM related discipline or MBA
--- Demonstrated experience leading operations team through a comprehensive estimate at complete
--- Ability to apply systems methodology and lean applications to problem solving
--- Proficient in Microsoft Project, IMS management and or Agile applications
--- Product transition from development to production methodology and implementation Knowledge & experience in Manufacturing and Supply Chain as well as a strong customer domain knowledge
Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400
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 .
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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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