Northrop Grumman Global Expansion Strategy Manager 1 in McLean, Virginia

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Global Expansion Strategy Manager to support the Global Expansion directorate within the Strategy Development & Deployment (SD&D) function. This position will support the Director, Global Expansion, in their role as the sector interface for coordinating sector global expansion strategy activities with the other Northrop Grumman sectors and the corporate government relations team. The Global Expansion Manager will manage the Foreign Disclosure and Technology Release activities and be expected to coordinate sector or multi-division strategy teams to achieve sector-level strategy objectives, and contribute to various sector business development initiatives. The manager will also be expected to occasionally assemble information and author concise, high-quality white papers to be used by sector leaders to prepare for customer and industrial partner engagements.

He or she will be capable of functioning both independently and within a team. He or she will be expected to develop strong working relationships and continue a trusted, transparent, and inclusive work atmosphere. With guidance from the Director, Global Expansion, the manager will be seen as the go to person for assisting Business Development in developing technology release strategies. The manager must project a positive image for the Mission Systems sector when interacting with his or her corporate counterparts, customers, and other outside agencies.

The candidate selected for this position will work closely with sector communications, division strategy directors, BD staff and campaign leaders to deploy the sector's global strategic goals and objectives. He or she will also attend regular coordination meetings with Corporate, and other sector global expansion staff. These meetings will include local area travel to NG Northern Virginia facilities. The manager will also have a large role in planning and facilitating Technology Release and Exportability Forums which could include travel to NG MS facilities across the country. This position does not include international travel.

The candidate will demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively complete projects within assigned deadlines. The candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers. The candidate must have an active security clearance and experience working in a secure environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of6 years of experience or 4 years with a Masters.

  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman Corporation structure and organization.

  • Knowledge of Business Development processes, international defense trade, and strategic thinking techniques.

  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to develop successful technology release and exportability strategies.

  • Ability to effectively build relationships and foster a team environment.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

  • Ability to travel at least 25% (most travel is local, some occasional trips to other NGMS CONUS facilities, no international travel).

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Active/transferable US DOD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a technical field.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the NGMS facilities located in Baltimore (Linthicum) MD and Northern Virginia; and some familiarity with all other NGMS facilities worldwide.

  • Knowledge and experience with US Government defense laws, policies, and procedures as they relate to international arms cooperation, Foreign Military Sales, and Direct Commercial Sales.

  • Knowledge and experience with the US Government technology release process.

  • Knowledge and experience with the US Department of Commerce Advocacy Center and developing requests for advocacy.

  • An existing broad understanding of Northrop Grumman and Mission Systems products and services.

  • Experience in establishing and working on cross functional project teams.

  • Active/transferable Top Secret clearance.

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