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Northrop Grumman Business Management Manager 3 in San Diego, California

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Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Business Management Manager 3 for the Communications Solutions Business Unit. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

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The Business Management Manager 3 will be a direct report to the Communications Solutions BU Director of Business Management. The Manager will partner with the Operating Unit Director and Program Managers to manage all financial aspects to achieve the Business Unit's financial and strategic objectives. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide direct management for a team of Business Managers and Business Management analysts.

  • Provide financial business analysis and reporting with the ability to clearly communicate with senior management as it relates to financial program status and analyses.

  • Develop business strategy and forecasting, through internal or external deliverables such as the Long Range Strategic Plan and the Annual Operating Plan.

  • Oversee key line forecasting, work authorization, implementation of EV reporting, program budgeting, estimate at complete development, and various financial reporting activities.

  • Coordinate cost and schedule analyses and preparation of reports to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon cost and schedule parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Develop proposals from draft RFP to award, including review of RFP, FAR clauses, coordination with subcontractor flow-downs, basis of estimates, indirect rates, pricing strategies, cash management, negotiation strategy and oversight, and presenting to Senior Management.

  • Manage risks with multiple contract types from both an execution and financial perspective.

  • Mentor and develop professional and management talent within the operating unit.

  • Familiarity with program startup efforts and support of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) and required data submittals

  • Experience in the development of detailed business case analysis and return on investment analysis

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in leading a diverse team as well as the ability to promote the professional development of the business management workforce, fostering a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around ethics and integrity, employee engagement, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

The candidate will maintain the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics. The position requires some travel to customer and other off-site locations.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business related discipline with 10 years of related job experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent

  • Experience developing business strategy and forecasting, through internal or external deliverables such a Long Range Strategic Plan or Annual Operating Plan

  • Experience with program proposals, cost and schedule control, program budgeting and forecasting for DoD programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the preparation and analysis of site and program balance sheet and income statements

  • Knowledge of SAP ERP, and Microsoft Project

  • Earned Value and financial reporting experience on a variety of contract types

  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time

  • A current,active US Secret level security clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to lead and coordinate IBRs on suppliers when required.

  • Experience with program proposals, cost and schedule control, program budgeting and forecasting for International Programs.

  • The ability to work in a heavily matrixed organization

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