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Mesa, AZ 85213
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RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grummans Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Program Manager Level 1 to support the Medium Caliber Guns Operating Unit in Mesa, AZ.

The positions primary responsibilities will support the direction of all activities of the program from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance on a portfolio of programs and IRAD activities. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Establishes objectives, criteria and strategies for success. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to plans and schedules, identifies program problems and develops solutions. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from engineering, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule and technical performance within the Advanced Programs Portfolio and Guns Operating Unit, but are not limited to:

+ Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
+ 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, Guns Operating Unit and Business Unit leadership, and other program stakeholders
+ Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, budgets, schedule requirements, and key terms and conditions
+ Establishing objectives for engineering efforts
+ Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
+ Development of and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost control methodologies
+ Identifying, allocating and managing program resources
+ 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
+ Conducting risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

**Job Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Would consider 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
+ Experience supporting U.S. Government or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
+ 2 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.
+ Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success.
+ Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management
+ Defense Industry and DOD contract experience desired
+ Familiarity with mechanical and electrical engineering processes and other specialty engineering activities within the product development process.
+ Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts
+ Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
+ Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills
+ Experience writing statements of work and estimating project scope.
+ Be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
+ Able to travel both international and domestically up to 25% of the time
+ Must be a US Citizen

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Masters degree or MBA
+ Engineering or technical background
+ Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments
+ Prior management of Internal Research and Development (IRAD) programs

Salary Range: $106,400.00 - $159,600.00

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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