Business Management Manager 1 - Multiple OpeningsGoleta, CA

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 Systems Sector is seeking a Business Management Manager 1 for our Deployable Systems Operating Unit. This position will be located in Goleta, CA and will be required to travel to Oxnard, CA approximately 10% of the time. Relocation is available.

The Business Management Manager 1 will be a direct report to Business Management and matrix to the Deployable Systems Operating Unit Product Director. The Manager will partner with the Operating Unit Director and Program Managers to manage all financial aspects to achieve the Business Unit's financial and strategic objectives. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate and lead all business management functions including but not limited to quarterly EAC process, financial forecasting, monthly reporting, earned value management and pricing

  • Provide direct management for a program cost team that resides at multiple locations

  • Provide financial business analysis and reporting with the ability to clearly communicate with senior management as it relates to financial program status and analyses.

  • Coordinate and Develop business strategy with both BU FP&A and OU Product Director to enable accurate forecasting and long-range planning

  • Oversee key line forecasting, work authorization, implementation of EV reporting, program budgeting, estimate at complete development, and various financial reporting activities.

  • Coordinate cost and schedule analyses and preparation of reports to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon cost and schedule parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Assist in coordinating proposals from draft RFP to award, including review of RFP, FAR clauses, coordination with subcontractor flow-downs, basis of estimates, indirect rates, pricing strategies, cash management, negotiation strategy and oversight, and presenting to Senior Management.

  • Manage risks with multiple contract types from both an execution and financial perspective.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in leading a diverse team as well as the ability to promote the professional development of the business management workforce, fostering a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around ethics and integrity, employee engagement, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement. Additionally, the ideal candidate must possess the following KEY attributes:

  • Leadership - No issues holding teammates accountable to due dates

  • Interpersonal Skills - Clean communicator, works will with teammates, does not work in silos

  • Agility - Comfortable working in non-standardized environments

  • Organized - Capable of managing multiple time sensitive deliverables

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of related experience - OR Master's degree with 4+ years of related experience

  • Will consider an additional 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Leadership experience

  • Experience with program proposals, cost and schedule control, program budgeting and forecasting for both DoD and International Programs

  • Experience with ERP Systems and MS Project

  • Earned Value and financial reporting experience on a variety of contract types

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Experience in managing EAC's on challenging programs [including programs that are in a total loss]

  • Experience working with CostPoint and IBM Planning and Analytics tools

  • Familiarity with the risk management process and the development of S-Curve modeling for proposals and schedule risk assessments

  • Prior people management experience

Salary Range: $104,600 - $156,800

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.