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Satellite Programs Business Operations Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10079696

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is looking for a Business Operations Program Manager 2  to support the product line within the Satellite Programs Department in the Mission Critical Programs Operating Unit. A successful candidate works well in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the opportunity to define possible.

The Business Operations Manager position will interface with the product line director, program managers, functional managers, program control analysts, schedulers, and cost account managers (CAMs) to provide financial and administrative support and analysis to meet program requirements. Candidate should have experience and knowledge with Earned Value and performance measurement baseline concepts and be able to apply them to multiple contracts for control accounts within the product line. This Business Operations Manager will:

  • Ensure CAMs fulfill their CAM duties such as IMS updates, ETC updates etc.
  • Review and analyze financial data reported by each CAM and program and track trends
  • Develop a product line roll it up report to present to product line director on a weekly basis
  • Design, build and support analytics that fulfill business requirements.
  • Formulate recommendations that will be used to advise and drive decision making by product line/program management and other teams within the organization.
  • Create and maintain reports and dashboards to deliver business intelligence to the organization.
  • Support proposal development and program baseline establishments
  • Provide assistance and support the development and roll out of reports and dashboards.
  • Assist in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data sets to identify patterns and trends.
  • Formulate recommendations to executive management and other teams in defining business goals and needs.
  • Research new data gathering and analysis techniques.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This is a fast-paced high energy environment that requires a self-motivated employee to join the team. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits and abilities:

  • Ability to use financial systems, to learn basic understanding of EVMS principles and hands on cost performance reporting/analysis skills
  • Coordinate inputs for monthly CDRLs and financial reporting both internally and externally
  • Develop and implement solutions of moderate scope and complexity;
  • Analyze variances/trends and develop new methods and process techniques; Work under very general supervision while completing numerous assignments per schedule and elevating potential issues to ensure proper management focus;
  • Exert some influence on peers and internal customers; good interpersonal skills while representing the group on special projects outside of own group.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years, or Master’s and 4 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • 4 years demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal (experience in professional, academic, and other relevant settings is acceptable) 
  • 4 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team,  cost account manager or business manager
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a SCI level access.
  • Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value:  The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • Program Integration:  The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret with SCI Clearance
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience in business management
  • Experience in the space industry
  • Experience in production of small satellites
  • Experience managing various contract types to include CPFF, CPIF, FFP


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.