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Northrop Grumman Dir Programs 1 - Integrated National Systems Business Unit in Baltimore, Maryland

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

NG Space Systems is looking for a Director 1, Programs to lead and grow a number of tactical edge programs and business pursuits supporting the Integrated National Systems Business Unit in the fast-growing Payloads and Ground Systems Division. The selected candidate will report to the Director of the Mission Exploitation Operating Unit and serve as a key member of the leadership team. The successful candidate will lead a large, existing, restricted program and grow business pursuits focused on tactical edge ground systems (ground-to-space TCPED capabilities contained within a transportable form factor) and as such, this position requires a comprehensive understanding of ground systems capabilities, restricted and DoD customer communities, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise. The selected candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of program management standards, policies and guidelines. The selected individual must be able to interact with and influence executive level management and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

Program Managers are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of program execution, from inception through completion.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Manage and monitor the working of the various functional organizations supporting the program and captures within the Operating Unit.

Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization's mission - includes management reporting, information flow and management, business development process and organizational planning.

Support the various internal and external program and pursuit reviews throughout the organization.

Conduct regular meetings with team to discuss issues, concerns and resolution.

Work in compliance with company policies and procedures

Partner with business development and business management to maximize investments.

Closely coordinates with Quality and Mission Engineering, Security, IT and Facilities to ensure efficient support of the organization.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations or related technical fields

  • Minimum of 10 years of program management experience

  • Proven communication skills both verbal and written

  • Current Top Secret/SCI Clearance, with SSBI adjudicated within the past 5 years

  • Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and be able to adjudicate at reviews, ECP signoffs, and assess the technical impacts

  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability of a large, geographically diverse organization

  • Knowledge of MEX OU business portfolio and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations implementing best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

  • Excels at operating at a fast pace, diverse environment

  • Open to direction and collaborative work style; commitment to get the job completed

  • Previous Business Development experience

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 Category : Program Management