Manager, Information Technology 2
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. Northrop Grumman's Space IT organization is seeking a Manager, Digital Manufacturing Systems that will work with a dynamic team managing IT services in support of the Space and Defense Systems sectors' MES Applications and manufacturing digital transformation. The selected candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Costpoint MES and Solumina application support and service delivery for the Manufacturing, Design, Validation, and Product Data Management domains. The statement of work (SOW) focuses on applications and systems for internal use, including the design, architecture, deployment, and support of digital manufacturing systems and the integration to other systems and applications.The Manager of Information Technology will establish and maintain effective internal and external customer relationships to foster an in-depth understanding of business requirements and will lead and develop transformational strategies/concepts, implement change to create and drive programs responsive to business requirements. This role will also standardize delivery of engineering tools and common support procedures/models, drive economies of scale and efficiencies in terms of cost optimization and improve engineering productivity (reduce licensing and training costs, faster onboarding to other programs).This position requires collaboration and team building across multiple domains and a demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan, and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality results. The candidate will serve as the primary liaison between the Space Systems IT Program Management Office (SP PMO) and business partner organizations and will provide leadership to the technical teams supporting manufacturing tools and MES Systems. The IT Manager documents and delivers performance evaluations and accomplishes merit increase planning. The successful candidate will provide their staff with professional development recommendations, mentoring, and discipline as necessary.Hybrid/remote options are a consideration if they are in the vicinity of a major Northrop Grumman - NGIS work sites. Responsibilities include: • Manage and develop a team of IT professionals at varying levels in their careers to successfully exceed the expectations of the clients and to grow their careers within Northrop Grumman. • Prepare and execute the staffing plan to align with the user support requirements and ensure that the 'day to day' support to the end user is delivered efficiently and effectively by the Enterprise Services functional homeroom. • Effectively interact with other members of the IT Solutions leadership team to optimize IT strategies in support of business partner goals and objectives • Provide leadership over product, process, application, and technology supporting the business partners to include strategy development, budget and cost management, proposal development, product and service acquisition and delivery, and communication activities thereby ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery and customer satisfaction • Coordinate with project teams and resource managers to ensure that requirements are managed, changes are documented, and systems are developed, integrated, tested and deployed, as defined within the business partner's requirements • Resolves competing demands related to project scope, schedule, cost, customer satisfaction, and quality and ensures compliance with organizational processes and procedures • Apprises Northrop Grumman management of status, customer satisfaction, and risks that might affect program performance, and managing the human resources to ensure team success Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree and 8 years of progressive IT experience is required OR a master's degree and 5 years of experience will also be accepted.
- 3+ years of proven technical leadership or project management experience in a team environment.
- Must have experience managing, supervising, or leading cross functional teams and/or individuals.
- The qualified candidate must be customer-focused with proven leadership skills and excellent communication skills.
- Experience with supporting applications and users within a large enterprise.
- Must be able to obtain a Secret Security clearance
- Must have experience with manufacturing tools management and MES system delivery and support
- The ideal candidate will have a Master's in a STEM related discipline, with 10 years of IT Management experience, to include 4 years supporting Engineering organizations.
- Experience in all aspects of project management (leading projects, managing budgets, and administrating schedules)
- Candidate must be entrepreneurial, self-starter and have the ability to challenge the status quo.
- Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred.