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20 Jul
Director Programs 1

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Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Sector is looking for a Director 1 Programs to join our team of qualified, diverse, individuals in the Global Operations organization. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.


This position leads the production efforts for F-35 Center Fuselage integrated product team. This position will manage and integrate product assembly and delivery into an effective high performance team in coordination with functional management and shared services. This position also insures that the operations and facilities have the capabilities and resources required to meet current and future needs. This position requires and is responsible for on-time delivery of high quality products that meets all contractual requirements and business objectives. Responsible to maintain a clean and safe environment utilizing and improving established factory accountability processes. This position provides leadership that fosters motivation and communication. Responsible for the continuous improvement of people, products, processes, systems and services by utilizing common best practices, and other appropriate tools and techniques. Responsible for the management and mitigation of program and team risk. The Center Fuselage IPT includes the following functions: Manufacturing, Engineering (Design, Liaison, Stress, Specialty), Manufacturing Engineering, Global Mission Excellence, Industrial Engineering, and Global Supply Chain.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of aerospace experience and/or military experience in one or more of the following: Program/Project Management, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Global Supply Chain,Tooling, Industrial Engineering and Quality; 7 years with a Master's degree

  • 7 years of proven leadership experience

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program access as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in business related or technical field

  • Previous F-35 Program / Manufacturing Experience

  • Previous EVMS (Earned Value Management Systems) or cost account manager experience

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