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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. The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission! The Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit (BU) has an opening for an Operations Manager 3 located in Aurora, CO. This position will report to the INS BU Vice President (VP) serving as a key member of the BU's leadership team. INS provides portfolio oversight and growth for multiple programs developing and sustaining mission management, command and control, data processing, communications, and ground systems for national customers. INS is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado and is comprised of 2,000 employees working across the country. In addition to supporting the BU, the Operations Manager also serves as the Site Manager for the Aurora campus, an 800-person site. Outside of Aurora, INS has a substantial presence in California, Colorado Springs, Nebraska, and on the east coast. INS tiers into the Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) of Northrop Grumman's Space Sector. The Operations Manager is a key contributor to the development and execution of organizational strategies, policies and practices to increase execution efficiency and employee engagement across the BU. The successful candidate will be able to balance management of many day-to-day BU operational rhythm tasks while also identifying opportunities to improve, streamline, and grow. This candidate will work closely with the BU VP, the BU’s Operating Unit (OU) Directors, the BU’s Functional Leaders, and other stakeholders across the enterprise to ensure the BU’s vision and objectives are clearly defined and executed. Characteristics of an Effective Operations Manager include: Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills – especially in geographically disperse and virtual environments Highly developed organizational and planning skills to concurrently manage a variety of tasks and shift focus easily from macro-level to micro-level topics Expertise in prioritizing tasks, making timely decisions, and following through on commitments with excellent attention to detail Ability to clearly communicate at all levels of the organization with messages appropriately tailored based on the audience Ability to drive clarity and accountability in team operations while also establishing positive and genuine relationships with the team Solid understanding of program execution drivers and roles of supporting business functions Skills to support strategic planning and business execution Willingness to tactfully expose or express opposing points of view, speak honestly, hold confidences, and provide feedback to INS BU VP Ability to analyze situations from several points of view and be persuasive with data-driven details and facts Ability to work in a self-directed and independent fashion – a proactive attitude to identify what needs to be done rather than waiting to be told what to do Duties and Responsibilities: Support the INS BU VP in providing programmatic and organizational leadership to all levels of the organization Improve operational efficiency of systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission across all areas of the INS BU organization Lead regular meetings with the team to discuss issues, concerns and resolution and lead efforts to improve employee engagement across the BU Drive cadences across the BU for key deliverables including employee communications, weekly status reports, and a variety of other team responsibilities Manage and set priorities for the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Aurora Campus facilities team, including staffing, engagement, budgeting, and planning Closely coordinate with Mission Assurance, Global Supply Chain, Business Management, Business Development, Security, Information Technology, Legal, and Facilities to ensure efficient support of BU operations Lead INS BU staffing demand planning in collaboration with OU Directors and OU Operations Managers and all functional organizations; prepare for and present at Division-level staffing meetings Lead the BU's capital process to ensure needs are properly identified, prioritized, and projects are effectively managed to closure Work closely with the INS BU VP and the OU Directors, as well as the PGSD Capital Operations Manager, to plan and manage the INS BU Capital budget Review and manage INS BU inputs for the Internet Program Reporting System (IPRS); Maintain INS BU IPRS guidance Architect and ensure the INS BU and Aurora SharePoint pages and other shared resources are maintained Provide oversight and day-to-day direction to the INS BU Communications team to produce regular employee communications, including monthly and weekly newsletters, as well as ad hoc communications Collaborate with OU Operations Managers and peer Operations Managers across PGSD to affect positive change Serve as the Crisis Management Team (CMT) Lead and Business Resumption Plan (BRP) Facilitator for the BU and Aurora Campus; hold regular meetings, conduct safety exercises and training, and ensure CMT/BRP documentation is complete and up-to-date Work in compliance with company policies and procedures This management role will require you to complete an assessment as part of the application process. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university plus at least 10 years of engineering and/or program management-related experience Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations implementing best practices Ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, and achieve business objectives Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments Previous experience in program or large project management Leadership experience building effective and engaged multi-discipline teams Excellent verbal and written communications skills Familiarity and willingness to work in a secure environment Current Top Secret SCI Security Clearance with SSBI Preferred Qualifications: Cross-sector and/or divisional program experience Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills Familiarity with INS BU business portfolio and stakeholders Understanding of business development and capture strategies Ability to excel when operating in a fast paced, diverse environment 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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