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Japan Global Hawk Sustainment Program Manager

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be availableCLEARANCE TYPE: SecretTRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the TimeDescriptionJoin 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 Grumman Defense Services is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Program Manager to lead and manage the Japan Global Hawk Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and Sustainment Contracts for our Q4 USAF Programs Sustainment organization. The successful candidate will assist in directing all aspects of the programs associated with planning, implementation, contracting, and execution of the program across Integrated Product Teams and functions. The successful candidate will interact with the customer, subcontractors, and other stakeholders as the focal point for Japan Global Hawk program activities as well as, manage risks and opportunities to ensure timely execution of efforts to support the Autonomous Systems Operating Unit.The primary objective will be to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team to accomplish the delivery of all contractual requirement on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements of the Japan Global Hawk CLS program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management.
  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS).
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools.
  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP).
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (CPFF, FFP).
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy.
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.
  • Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing cross functional teams.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Strong communication, team building and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team, upper management and customers
  • Demonstrate understanding of program risk, opportunity and issue management process.Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelors Degree and 8+ years, or Masters and 6+ years experience supporting U.S. Government/Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts and/or related project management/logistics/flight operations experience
    • 10+ years of applicable experience may be considered in lieu of education
    • Active US DOD Secret Clearance and ability to be granted and maintain special program access
    • Proven leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated ability to work between various departments, sectors, and suppliers
    • Ability to develop and manage the following: Basis of Estimate (BOE), Statement of Work (SOW), Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)
    • Willing and able to travel up to 35%Preferred Qualifications:
      • Logistics, Maintenance, and/or Flight Operations Background
      • Experience with Unmanned and Autonomous Systems, preferably Global Hawk or Triton
      • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Experience
      • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and/or Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) experience
      • Program Management Experience
      • Experience working with Japanese Ministry of Defense or in Japanese Defense Market
      • Familiarity with Japan culture, traditions, laws, etc.
      • Experience in contract negotiationsSalary Range: $127,700.00 - $191,755.00Employees 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.We are a pioneering company.With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Sierra Vista , Japan Global Hawk Sustainment Program Manager, Executive , Sierra Vista, Arizona

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