Mgr Programs 3 - Smors

Northrop Grumman Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 1 week ago

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems seeks to fill the position of Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) Deputy Program Manager and Operations Manager for the Space Surveillance & Environmental Intelligence (SSEI) Operating Unit (OU), within the Space ISR (SISR) Division/ Strategic Force Programs Business Unit.

This position will be located in Colorado Springs, Co and will report to the Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) Program Manager, serving as a key member of the SMORS Leadership team. Primary responsibilities are to maximize the effectiveness of the SMORS program by providing leadership in developing and enhancing the organization's operations functions. Working with the leadership team to include functional organization leads, the position will also interface with Government customers regarding program performance and will monitor program performance quality, timeliness, and customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will provide oversight of SMORS program operations, to include, but not limited to: general program execution, engage in helping resolve difficult challenges, support program business activities, monitor program milestones and adherence to program plans and schedules. As delegate to the SMORS Program Manager, the candidate will have authority to make decisions and recommend improvements to ensure cost, schedule and technical performance of SMORS activities are well executed and remain on track.

In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the program leadership and technical teams, assisting in the identification, development, proposal, and negotiation of SMORS program ECPs. This candidate will support the SMORS Program Manager in clearly defining the program vision and objectives to achieve sustainable, profitable growth consistent with the AOP.

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of the multiple contract types applied under SMORS, program/project management skills, customer interface skills, and the ability to work collaboratively across the functional organizations supporting SMORS. The successful candidate will support SMORS ECP signoffs, helping convey program impacts including risk, profitability, staffing, and facilities, and will at times serve as a delegate for the SMORS Program Manager in those reviews.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate program decision-making in a timely manner to support execution and ECP timelines; resolve urgent issues affecting the business rhythm of the program

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in use on SMORS - includes personnel management and organizational planning, task/project management, risk management, financial tracking and reporting, ECP/planning estimate development processes, and information flow and management

  • Provide program/project and organizational leadership to all levels of the program

  • Serve as primary coordinator for program improvement activities, working collaboratively across the program leadership team and team members

  • Work in compliance with company and program policies and procedures

  • Partner with the contracts, GSC, business management, quality, and E&S organizations to maximize SMORS performance

  • Serve as the Business Resumption Plan (BRP) Facilitator for the SMORS program.

As Northrop Grumman grows, so does our need for high-performing managers. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions,

please feel free to view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: http://www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, plus at least 5 years of engineering and/or indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) PM related experience, and a total of 10 years relevant experience.

  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written

  • Current Interim Secret or higher clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and be able to support process improvements including root cause analysis, process development, and program training.

  • Understanding of program organic growth and profitability improvement strategies.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, delegates responsibilities effectively.

  • Knowledge of SMORS program and customer/mission and experience in organizational effectiveness and implementing operations best practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.

  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, diverse environment.

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

  • Experience working in close partnership with various functional areas to achieve business objectives.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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