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Program Business Operations Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10071816

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, 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 Program Business Operations Manager 2 will partner with the Program and Functional Managers to manage all financial, schedule, contractual, and proposal and aspects of the program to achieve the Business Unit’s financial and strategic objectives.  This position will be a direct report to the Advanced Programs Operating Unit (OU) Program Director.  

This position will be located in Chandler, AZ.  Due to Advance Program security requirements, this position will be located within a security controlled closed area.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Provide direct management oversight for a team of Business Operations functions (Contracts, Finance, Scheduling, Business Development).
  • Manage financial business analysis and reporting with the ability to clearly communicate with senior management as it relates to financial program status and analyses.
  • Manage and assist in the development of 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 modified 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 cost control guidelines.
  • Manage risks and opportunities with multiple contract types from both an execution and financial perspective.
  • Manage and support of customer meetings and reviews and required data submittals as required
  • Manage the proposal process from draft RFP to award, including review of RFP, coordination with subcontractor flow-downs if required, basis of estimates, indirect rates, pricing strategies, cash management, negotiation strategy and oversight, and presenting to Senior Management.
  • Oversee and assist with the organization, development, and execution of Proposal efforts for contract modifications and supporting Business Development on new contracts as necessary
  • Manage and support various internal and external audits as applicable.

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 9 years of associated job experience. 7 years w/ Masters degree
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Secret Clearance or Higher
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent
  • Experience with program proposals, cost and schedule control, program budgeting and forecasting for launch vehicle programs
  • Schedule, performance and financial reporting experience on a variety of contract types
  • Previous participation with customer directed meetings and reviews
  • The willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically 10% of the time
  • Willingness to obtain up to a Top Secret level security clearance - US Citizenship is a prerequisite
  • General aerospace and launch vehicle knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge and management of various government CLIN types including CPIF/CPAF/FPIF/FPAF/FFP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business related discipline
  • Familiar with COBRA and COGNOS systems and reporting
  • Experience developing business strategy and forecasting, through internal or external deliverables such a Long-Range Strategic Plan or Annual Operating Plan
  • Familiarity with launch vehicle development and production programs


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.