Job Descriptions

Senior Programme Manager

Northrop Grumman Stand: S43

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct a diverse, multi-function matrix team to win and deliver all phases of the program development lifecycle. Instil a ‘Program Excellence’ mind-set, developing and coaching teams as required
  • Be the key interface to the external customer and senior stakeholders, managing and maintaining the relationship to ensure delivery of programmes and a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Manage the negotiation of contracts, subcontracts and contract changes.
  • Establish and be accountable for delivery of key programme milestones, plans, resources, schedules and budgets in accordance with delegated authority.
  • Identify and manage program and portfolio risks and issues, identifying, agreeing and implementing appropriate solutions. 
  • To carry out any other reasonable management request

What we are looking for:

  • Experience developing and executing go-to market and solution delivery strategies for C2, C4ISR and strategic communications systems and solutions in a defence multi-domain integration context (MDI). Operational experience with a front-line command (eg Army, RAF, RN) an advantage
  • Proven leadership experience of complex Defence programme management, including change management
  • Successful delivery of development programmes for complex / high value / long term projects and services.
  • Has demonstrated best practice in execution of successful system sustainment and the leadership and skills that have delivered success.
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills & experience to influence senior internal & external stakeholders
  • Translate & present complex technical concepts to management & customers, as presentations or written media.
  • Expert in the application of recognized project, programme, portfolio and service management frameworks eg PMI, APM, MSP, Prince II, ITIL, including earned value management techniques.
  • Competent in the use of MS office including MS project or other industry recognized project scheduling tools.
  • Adaptability / resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Risk management

​Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Northrop Grumman offer Hybrid working, please speak to us at application stage to see what is possible
  • Clearance requirements: Post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government SC clearances and UK citizenship
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