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Manager Proposals 2

Requisition ID: R10080506

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Proposal Manager 2 to join our growing team of business professionals. The Primary location for this position is Northridge, CA. 

The selected candidate will work with teams creating compliant, compelling technical proposals that result in winning new business with U.S. DoD customers.


  • Develops and executes proposal plans, estimates resources (people, schedule, and budget), analyzes RFPs, creates outlines and compliance matrices.

  • Engages with Capture Manager to craft proposal strategy and develop compelling messaging that addresses the strengths of the Northrop Grumman offering.

  • Creates compliant, compelling proposals that clearly and succinctly address the  RFP requirements.

  • Ensures on-time delivery of proposals and document lessons learned to improve processes.

  • Performs volume lead and writing assignments in support of other proposal managers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following: Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of relevant proposal experience OR a Master’s degree in a technical, management with a minimum of 5 years of relevant proposal experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years of specific experience in proposal management experience with Air Force, Army or Navy proposals.

  • Must have experience leading proposals with values greater than $20 million.

  • Experience leading proposal volumes and/or performing as a writer on proposals.

  • Experience developing BOE's for management and technical work.

  • Proficiency with MS Project, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Must be willing to travel as needed, although travel is expected to be infrequent.

  • Must be able to work on-site in Northridge, CA.

  • Must have an active secret clearance with investigation within 5 years or enrolled in continuous evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in SharePoint.

  • Experience with agile processes and tools.

  • Excellent skills in critical thinking, writing, editing, visual element planning, and BOE development.

  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills in creating successful proposals targeted to U.S. Federal and/or DoD customers.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.