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Manager 2 - Program Planning and Scheduling

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager 2 - Program Planning and Scheduling to join its Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence. The Manager will be responsible for leading a department of 6-8 program schedulers, providing guidance and direction in the preparation and coordination of plans and integrated schedules for new and existing programs.

This position reports to the Western Regional Scheduling Manager and is located in Sunnyvale, CA.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Specific roles and responsibilities of the Program Planning and Scheduling Manager include, but are not limited to, thefollowing:

* Manage all scheduling efforts and schedule baselines
* Provide site schedulers with day to day hands on support, guidance, troubleshooting, and satisfying Programmatic requirements
* Project management including managing multiple priorities against ambitious timelines
* Function as a change agent, creating an environment of trust, compliance, continuous improvement and learning
* Support/coordinate internal and external surveillance audits
* Ensure full compliance with corporate policies, with particular focus on implementation of the NGMS Earned Value Management System
* Provide support to bids, bid reviews, and internal projects
* Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management
* Support integrated baseline reviews
* Advise on integrated project master reports
* Attend site business management meetings to define schedule needs and work with Sector Scheduling management on resource allocation needs
* Assist Sector scheduling group in evaluating goals and objectives for site schedulers
* Perform in a fast paced, frequently changing, and demand driven environment
* Problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills
* Travel 10%, as required



Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree with 8 years of hands-on experience relevant to the position, including Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software - OR - a Masters degree with 6 years of experience as described.
* Demonstration of a strong understanding of project management and earned-value management principles and their application to complex projects.
* Experience using a Monte Carlo schedule risk simulator such as Oracle Primavera Risk Analyzer
* Experience in a DOD manufacturing or engineering development environment.
* Proficiency in MS Office Programs (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word).
* The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.
* US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree in a Business Administration or Engineering with 10 years of hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software
* Familiarity with Earned Value tools (MPM, Cobra, etc.)
* Experience in applying integrated cost/schedule and critical path methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment.
* Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide.
* Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with
* Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR).
* Current, active US Secret or Top Secret clearance.

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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Sunnyvale , Manager 2 - Program Planning and Scheduling, Executive , Sunnyvale, California

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