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Northrop Grumman Strategy and Planning Director for Space Park Site Operations (Director 1) in Redondo Beach, California

Business Development


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a Strategy and Planning Director based out of our Redondo Beach, CA facility. The Strategy and Planning Director will report to the Space Park Site VP of Operations for Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) and will be responsible for leading strategic site planning for the Northrop Grumman Space Park site.

Key functions include:

  • Developing long term strategic plans to address program and functional workspace requirements in conjunction with long range strategic planning (LRSP) and other forecasting activities. Developing and evaluating alternatives to address potential needs.

  • Leading efforts to facilitate space utilization planning and identify potential efficiencies in regards to office planning, lab usage, etc.

  • Developing an approach to identifying, prioritizing, and funding capital expenditures to support Programs, Business Units, and functional needs

  • Leading strategic development and planning for site infrastructure investments (upgrades, maintenance). Developing roadmaps for investments over time to address aging infrastructure, machinery, etc., to modernize existing facilities, to address long term strategic plans, and to improve employee engagement as related to Site operations.

  • Leading real-estate planning and execution efforts to ensure alignment to Space Park Site facility requirements

  • Leading trades to evaluate different investment options, in terms of cost, return on investment, risk, etc.

  • Tracking and reporting status of capital and indirect expenditures in coordination with business management

  • Addressing ad hoc site expenditures for emergency or emerging needs and managing the annual CAPEX budget for the site.

  • Driving development and implementation of metrics to monitor and evaluate the "State of the Site"

  • Serving as the key interface for collaboration with the support organizations needed to develop and implement strategic site plans (i.e. Facilities, Engineering, GSC, Mission Assurance, HR, Security, Communications, EHSM, Legal),

The successful candidate in this position will gain broad exposure across the Sector functions and programs. This position requires strong interpersonal skills in order to lead, collaborate and work effectively with all levels of internal and external executive leadership.

Job Category : Business Development