Program Manager III-20005289

Location: Clearfield
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.


Northrop Grummans Aeronautics sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the Aerostructures business unit.  This position is with the A350 program management team supporting production, cost reduction and development scope of work for this program that produces composite structural parts for the Airbus A350 aircraft. 

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.

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 with our European and domestic commercial customers 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

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 cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

Managing customer supplied property or information (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 realization




Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree and 15 years, or Masters and 10 years experience supporting commercial or U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

International Program Management:  The ability to effectively manage both cultural differences and ways of doing business in countries other than the United Stats: while ensuring that items, commodities and technologies entering or leaving the United States do so within the proper US legal and regulatory framework.

Customer intimacy:  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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with commercial FFP type contracts

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.



Job ID: 20005289

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position