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Northrop Grumman Manager Strategic Planning 2 in Redondo Beach, California

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. We are looking look for people who have bold new ideas to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

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 you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that inspires a diverse and engaged team. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU...keep reading!

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager of Strategic Planning 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Strategic Alignment team, which is part of the sector's Strategy & Business Development organization. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The person in this position will be expected to: (1) lead the coordination of sector-level Non-Contractual Technical Activity (NCTA), providing support for investment allocation and management decisions, and investment impact assessments; (2) support initiatives to shape how the sector manages other strategic resources; and (3) contribute to team projects that develop and refine strategies for specific business areas and opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support NCTA planning, analysis, and allocation process

  • Support portfolio evaluation to guide annual NCTA allocation recommendations

  • Assist with management of NCTA pressures

  • Coordinate Bid & Proposal (B&P) request review and approval process

  • Investment impact assessment to link inputs to outcomes to get "ROI"

  • Support management and assessment of other strategic resources

The selected manager should thrive in a fast-paced work environment, with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings. This leader must be comfortable working closely with executive leadership, program managers, contracts, legal, operations, business management, quality and engineering.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 years of experience in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

  • 2 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams/projects/process

  • 1 year experience in strategy, business development, or finance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or equivalent

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Familiarity with discretionary investment in government contracting environment (independent research & development, capital expense, etc.)

  • Knowledge of NGAS portfolio, business models, structure, and programs

  • Experience in management consulting or corporate strategic planning

  • Ability to analyze a broad range of issues and think strategically to influence senior leadership and customer decision makers

  • Strong judgment/decision-making skills and political acumen

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills

  • Professional executive presence, and comfort engaging with senior executives

  • Confidence, integrity, and hands-on approach to analysis and problem-solving

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 most positions.

Job Category : Business Development