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Northrop Grumman Pricing and Estimating Manager 2 in Redondo Beach, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

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.

If this is YOU...keep reading!

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Pricing and Estimating Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach CA.

Essential Functions:

The Strike - AP and R&T Pricing and Estimating (P&E) Manager will cover the operations aspect for these two dynamic and fast-paced business areas, which cover areas of new and emerging technology and help to ensure the future of our company by bringing in new contracts and challenges. The P&E manager will assist in the day-to-day oversight of staff and will align various resources and conflicting deadlines to ensure 100% compliance, on time delivery, and customer and internal satisfaction for a variety of different proposal efforts. This area will give exposure to a variety of different customers, contract types, and new experiences. This is truly a business unit where everyday is a new discovery and challenge. P&E manager will act as a key contributor to the success of the overall business unit and evaluate the business deal for potential work and requires a keen eye for detail and shortfalls within business planning and proposal scheduling to ensure that we are able to successfully and profitably execute all efforts we pursue.

Day to day operations include attendance of Bid Evaluation Board (BEB) meetings, proposal submittal signoff meetings, cost volume and BOE evaluation, assisting various team members with specialized pricing topics and meetings, and working with engineering on various cost volume related topics. Estimates labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers. Analyzes specifications, including bills of material, Labor Basis of Estimate inputs, and interviews stakeholders to ensure customer requests are fulfilled using labor and material pricing, schedules, and historical data. Collects cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors. Computes cost estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor. Prepares and maintains historical cost data. Creates cost models for cost estimating elements. Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors. The team is focused on learning new skills and creating tools for operational efficiency and agility in areas such as automation and job process streamlining. Business case analysis and supplier discussions as well as customer interactions and negotiations are all in the scope of any given day. The possibilities are endless, and we hope you would like to take on the challenge and join us to continue to define possible.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 5+ years of combined experience in Pricing & Estimating, Business Management, Contract Management, or Proposal experience OR

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university and 3+ year of combined experience in Pricing & Estimating, Business Management, Contract Management or Proposal experience.

  • Must be able to analyze or assign resources to proposal schedules quickly and accurately to allow for on time completion of multiple competing tasks.

  • Working knowledge of the key components of a Cost Volume and bases of estimates any potential flaws/shortcomings.

  • 2+ years of leadership experience with the ability to help coach and manage various personnel from a variety of different skill levels in a variety of topics on a daily basis.

  • 2+ years of working knowledge of the government regulations FAR and DFAR.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within Proposals

  • Experience working with Competitive Proposals

  • Experience in RFP assessment and evaluation for specialized topics or requirements

  • Working knowledge of the latest trends in Pricing and Estimating and experience generating tools and processes that help to streamline and automate the repetitive administrative tasks that occur in daily business operations

  • Knowledge of various estimating approaches (Bottom's Up, Parametric, Analogous, Level of Effort)

  • Keen eye for detail and a working knowledge of Rates, SEEFs, and application of Rates for proposals

  • Knowledge of parametric modeling or regression analysis

  • Proficient in using ProPricer

  • Experience conducting cost analysis and risk modeling

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

  • A working knowledge of various pricing techniques and approaches is preferred as we cover a variety of different contract types, customers, with unique and challenging requirements.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.

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 Management