Northrop Grumman Quality Manager 3 in Aurora, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman, innovation isn't just an idea - it's a way of life.

Our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Quality Manager 3 to be locatedat our site inAurora, CO.

TheQuality Manager is responsible for leading the Quality function for a business unit within the Space ISR Division as a part of the Mission Systems Sector.

The Quality Manager will lead a team ofQuality Engineers that supporta critical program ensuring delivery ofhigh quality products and maintaining compliance across the organization and critical suppliers. The Quality Manager will plan and execute the Program's Quality plan using measurable goals and effectiveness criteria in support of the overall business strategy of the unit, division and sector.The Quality Manager reports to the Division Mission AssuranceDirector.

This position has significant senior leadership influence, acts as thought leader and requires a candidate with strong executive presence and decision-making skills with the ability to lead in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Promotes the professional development of the Quality workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

Influences Leadership development with the focus on strong succession planning and strategic leadership movement and partners with Business leaders to build the leadership depth that supports our Quality Succession Planning process.

Establishes strong business relationships with Client leadership teams, and creates effective partnership across all the client leadership teams: Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain as well as the Profit and Loss Organizations.

Sets the strategy to meet customer's expectations, regularly communicates program status.

Provides situational awareness and executive level communication both internally and externally.

Directs and coordinates all site quality assurance functional disciplines including Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality, Quality Programs and Quality Systems per ISO 9001 standards and other internal/external compliance standards and regulations.

Leads operations for the Quality function with geographically dispersed locations inclusive to administration of budgets, schedules, and performance standards as well as leading proposal efforts for theQuality team.

Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements and drives forward early predictive indicators of risk.

Leverages comprehensive metrics, customer and employee feedback to assess program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission success.

Plans and manages department's manpower, budget and physical assets.

Plans and implements professional development and career management programs for site Quality.



Basic Qualifications:

Fourteen (14)+ years of experience in Mission Assurance, Software Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Systems Engineering. (10+ years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree; or 8+ years of experience with a Master's Degree.)

Five (5)+ years of leadership experience.

Possess an ACTIVE Top Secret/SCI clearance. US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in a Business or Engineering field.

  • Proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills combined with a can do attitude are essential.

  • Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.

  • Experience with technical and project management. Well versed in the principles of Earned Value Management.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of new business pursuit, design, supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.

  • Familiarity with SAP.

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