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Director 1 - Program Management

Company: Project Management Institute, Inc.
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a **Director 1 - Program Management** to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in **Redondo Beach, CA,** and will support execution, growth and strategy activities within the OPIR & Geospatial Systems (OGS) business unit (BU) reporting to the Vice President of the BU.

As the Director, you will be responsible for leading program activities to create, position for, and capture new business with our NASA & DOD civil customers.

In this role you will:

+ Perform market/mission area assessments and develop the mission area growth strategy
+ Coordinate with NCTA planning and execution and the capture and execution of technology R&D contracts to ensure they align with the growth strategies.
+ Identify and target business opportunities and partnerships to create value growth and work closely with other BUs, divisions, and sectors in Northrop to develop integrated communications strategies and to capture company priority programs.
+ Stand-up and direct focused opportunity capture campaigns for new programs, products and technologies and proactively engage and develop working relationships with a wide range of customers and industry communities to build and maintain trusted relationships.
+ Provide oversight of proposal developments and lead sign-off reviews up through the NG organizations.
+ Collaborate across numerous business units and divisions across NG, e.g. TSSD for spacecraft bus, PGSD for payload and ground solutions, SSSD for various offerings
+ Drive improved employee engagement and appreciation through verbal, written, and tangible recognition, events, and personal interactions
+ Oversee program/project reviews, independent technical reviews, program stand-up reviews, test readiness reviews, process improvement plans, proposal review and signoff, and capital planning and management
+ Champion consistency across the discipline ensuring reuse, common tools and training/skill development through all levels of the organization
+ **Competitive Capture** : Assess and influence competitive strategies of sector and division priority win captures.
+ **Strategic Gap Analysis** : Lead strategic gap analysis with BUs and functions to identify technology, capability, or process gaps, prioritize them, and align resources to meet them.
+ **Strategic Studies** : Lead strategic arena, technology, competitor, or capability studies and provide strategic actions recommendations.
+ **Cross-Division Business Insight** : Develop and maintain cross-sector relationships and business insight with other divisions. Participate in all applicable Business Strategy Team reviews.

**Basic Qualifications**

+ Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline with 10 years of experience in competitive Government-industry space acquisition and execution
+ Demonstrated ability to communicate/coordinate/collaborate up, down and across all levels of a large organization
+ Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplined teams (engineering, business, contracts, legal, supply chain, production, and mission/quality assurance) to execute business growth strategies and capture activities
+ Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with customers, industry partners/suppliers, and internal stakeholders

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Masters in STEM discipline or MBA from an accredited university
+ Understanding of government acquisition and budgeting processes
+ Five (5) years of direct experience leading people, projects or programs to successful goal attainment.
+ Demonstrated ability to plan and lead/oversee capture campaigns, proposals and R&D projects/contracts
+ Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains and inspires diverse and engaged teams
+ Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted presentations across all levels of an organization
+ Experience planning/executing growth strategies, competitive capture campaigns and proposal activities, with proven collaboration and coordination skills across internal and external stakeholder organizations
+ Experience in system concept development (technical, schedule, cost)
+ Effective at formulating NCTA and capital budget requests/plans and executing plans to meet technical/budget/schedule objectives
+ Able to make timely tough decisions based on information available and sound logic
+ Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills including abilities to engage people to establish and maintain highly effective internal and external relationships; to effectively discuss, present and articulate issues, strategies and solutions internally across all levels of the organization and externally to senior customers; and to proactively and enthusiastically lead teams to capture new business
+ Leadership experience in effective change management
+ Conflict management and negotiation skills
+ Experience with risk, issue, and opportunity management
+ Ability to obtain security clearances, if required

Salary Range: $204,100.00 - $306,100.00

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.

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.

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