HALO Deputy Production Manager 2 - Tactical Space Systems Division
Dulles Town Center, VA
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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're making history.
This position is responsible for the management of a multi-disciplined team focused on the Cygnus spacecraft procurement, manufacturing, vehicle integration and test, launch site operations, post-mission reporting and program deliverables and reviews to the customer and NG management.
In this role, the Cygnus Production Manager will lead a team that is responsible for the execution of a fleet of Cygnus vehicles. The Cygnus Production Manager will work directly with the CRS Program Director to develop and evaluate top level programmatic goals, define deliverables and schedules to achieve those goals, and communicate those results to the Vehicle Management team to execute. The Cygnus Production Manager will advise and interface with NASA Program Management frequently to maintain open communication paths and provide status of the program. This position is expected to be self-directed drawing upon previous proven leadership experience. This role reports directly to the CRS Program Director and works collaboratively with the CRS Chief Engineer, CRS Engineering Manager, Mission Operations Lead and Flight Assurance Manager, as well as functional management personnel in the Manufacturing Operations organization.
Lead all elements of HALO Space Vehicle production.
Lead the internal (Dulles) production activities, including avionics, harness, rf/antenna, MLI/Thermal blanket and structures manufacturing/fabrication
Lead the Cygnus Spacecraft Integration and Test (I&T) activities planned to occur at the Gilbert Facility.
Communicate frequently with NASA Program Management and maintain open dialogue, serving as NGs primary interface for overall Mission Integration and Execution.
Frequently present status and production concerns to senior management - Develop solutions to complex test and operations problems as required - Lead or support the program risk management process.
Cost Account Manager duties, including EVMS baseline generation, tracking/maintenance and variance analysis.
Consistently maintain insight into all critical path items, driving schedule execution, and Initial Launch Capability.
Continuously seek improvements to Production& Test efficiencies.
Oversee the launch vehicle interface, integrated operations, and schedules - Mentor, guide, direct and advise junior staff.
Author or support annual performance review inputs for team member Company-Customer Interface.
Represent NG as a company with understanding of customer needs to promote NG CRS program.
Prepare presentations and present Production status at Program Management Reviews.
Represent the customer to NG (understanding the needs and requirements of the customer, and integrating this understanding into program execution)
Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies).
Balance the interests of the customer, NG, and employees (ensuring stakeholder objectives are aligned)
Bachelors degree (BA/BS) or higher in Systems, Integration and Test, or Aerospace Engineering or related field with 10 years of relevant experience.
5 years of relevant experience as an individual contributor.
5 years of relevant team leadership experience.
Experience working with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the programmatic and technical goals.
History of direct customer interaction at the Program Management level.
Technical experience in systems engineering, integration of space systems, with a broad understanding of complex production flows.
Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint
Business Acumen: The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value: The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
Program Growth: The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
Program Integration: The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
Communications: The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
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.
Self-Starter with excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
Extensive program/product management experience with strong technical and operations background.
Prior experience on the CRS program or other Human Rated Spacecraft.
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.
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$66k-101k yearly est.