Northrop Grumman Manager Proposals 2 - Production Operations - Palmdale, CA (SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED) in Palmdale, California

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As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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You will be responsible for the Production Operations and Quality Assurance Functional Proposals, Impact Studies, Change Requests, and Internal Change Cost Analysis, Submittal and Support. You will manage a team of estimators across multiple platforms/programs with Processes and Toolsets to support the Analysis, Methodologies, Projections, Impact Assessments, Basis of Estimates, Fact Finding, Negotiations and Budgeting of Estimates.

Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in thedevelopment of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications. Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments. Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts. Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings. Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives. Participates as a member of the contract negotiating team.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree plus a minimum of 5 years experience in Business Management, Estimating, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a position performing similar duties OR a Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Business Management, Estimating, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a position performing similar duties.

  • Working knowledge of production operation functions (touch labor and relative support), tasks, and processes

  • Candidate must have a background in estimating and estimating methodologies and theory, trend analysis, improvement curves, and BOE development

  • Experience in presenting technical and theoretical analysis to senior management

  • Must be proficient on MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Minimum of a current DOD secret clearance updated within the last six years and ability to obtain and maintainSAP access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in Military contracts RFP / Change systems and requirements.

  • Operations touch labor improvement curve theory and modeling

  • Leadership and Team motivating / building experience

  • Experienced in negotiations

  • Background in Production Labor / Direct Dollar and Quality Assurance, Estimating, Methodologies, Theory, Model Development, Trend/Statistical Analysis, Logic/Error Checking and BOE development on major proposals

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