Quality And Mission Assurance Director 2

Northrop Grumman
Mclean, VA
Oct 27, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10006736 Category: Mission and Quality Assurance Location: McLean - VA, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time Positions Available: 1 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 Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is hiring a Quality and Mission Assurance (Q&MA) Director to join our team. This position will report to the Sector Vice President of Quality and Operational Excellence and will have significant interface with the Defense Systems Sector President and Senior Leadership Team. This leadership opportunity will be located at a major Defense Systems site (McLean, Virginia, Huntsville, Alabama, Rocket Center, West Virginia, or Elkton, Maryland).In this role, you will be serving as Q&MA Director responsible for all Quality and compliance related activities in Production, Sustainment, Development, and Supplier Quality, and will be responsible for the oversight of Q&MA employees.This position requires management and leadership of key program rhythms and checkpoints including the Preventive Corrective Action Board (PCAB), Supplier Disclosure Board, Risk Management, Program Management Reviews, and Customer Reviews. The Q&MA Director will regularly interface with internal and external customers regarding requirements and understanding stakeholder expectations, and develop controls that build confidence for process execution.The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customers and the Defense Systems leadership team. This role also requires strategic thoughts leadership, ability to think innovatively, challenge traditional ways where appropriate, and to both influence and demonstrate accountability for business outcomes in a very demanding and challenging environment.The role is responsible for: Supports the Quality Management Systems and ensures adherence to corporate/sector policies and procedures as well as contractual quality requirements for the vast portfolio of programs Ensures timely support and flow down of sector/division goals and key operating factors to include support of the Defense Systems goals. Maintains the Programs Quality Plans Provides oversight for all Q&MA budgets for the program Develops and approves Q&MA input for proposals Staffs and manages Q&MA personnel assigned to the programs (Quality Engineering, Compliance, Inspection, Software Quality and Supplier Quality) Provides direct interface with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) customer across all sites Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability, and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements Assesses program performance and risks, and validate performance metrics reporting Basic Qualifications: Must have one of the following: Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of related professional and/or military experience that includes a background in the aircraft, aerospace, and/or manufacturing industries Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years of related professional and/or military experience that includes a background in the aircraft, aerospace, and/or manufacturing industries Prior experience leading teams Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance Must be able to travel domestically and OCONUS as needed (up to 25% of the time) Must be able to work on-site in at least one of the following locations: McLean, Virginia Huntsville, Alabama Rocket Center, West Virginia Elkton, Maryland Preferred Qualifications: Active DoD Secret or Top Secret (TS) clearance (in-scope) Experience in root cause and corrective action processes Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization STEM degree Salary Range: 181400 - 315000 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. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit US Citizenship is required for most positions.