Principal / Senior Principal Manufacturing Business Operations (MBO)Baltimore, MD

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector - located in Linthicum, MD - has an immediate need for a Principal / Senior Principal Manufacturing Business Operations (MBO) to join our Manufacturing Business Operations (MBO) Team.

The MBO team is part of the Operations Business Facing Organization (OBFO). The MBO team member must be a self-starter, self-motivated individual who can work in a fast-paced environment.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and managing the Operations Project Managers with proposals, baselining, and CEAC processes.

  • Supporting the OPMs for achieving targeted cost and schedule requirements aligned to the business division.

  • Facilitating internal meetings to review and support manufacturing cost and schedule data by providing support and maintenance for the Manufacturing Labor Performance (MPL) tool.

  • Supporting and maintaining the operations tools and templates.

  • Leading or participating on a product team, responsible for Design to Cost Data (DTC)

  • Proposal support providing manufacturing data running Labor Factor Developer (LFD) and utilizing the Factor Labor Estimating tool (FLE) working closely with pricing and estimating.

  • Support Unit Cost data for managing program cost.

The MBO candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem-solving mindset; and the ability to present manufacturing cost metrics visibility at internal meetings to include all levels of management. This req may be filled as a Principal or Senior Principal based on the qualifications below.

This is not a Manager job . This is an individual contributor role.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 - Principal:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant work experience or 3 years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree or 9 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • The candidate must have experience in leading people and/or project management

  • CAM, Control Account Management, EVMS experience

  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and Power Point

  • Manufacturing experience and an understanding of standards and cost estimating ratios

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance

Basic Qualifications for a level 4 - Senior Principal:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 9 years of relevant work experience or 7years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree

  • The candidate must have experience in leadership and project management.

  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

  • Experience supporting proposal activity and working with pricing and estimating.

  • Manufacturing experience and an understanding of standards and cost estimating ratios.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Manufacturing

  • Active Secret clearance

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

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Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries. We strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

Salary Range 2: $115,400 - $173,200

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.