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OU Manager Business Management 3

Requisition ID: R10057849

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

The Strategic Force Program BU is seeking an OU (Operating Unit) Manager, Business Management 3, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals to manage and lead all Business Management functions for multiple programs within the portfolio.  This position will be located in Azusa, CA. This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80 with a Hybrid schedule based on business/program need.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Management of financial key-line forecasting (Awards, Sales, OM, Cash Flow), work authorization, execution of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Level 1 and contractual reporting, program budgeting, financial estimate at complete development, and various financial reporting activities.
  • Collaboration with Directors and Program Managers
  • Provide direct management for a team of Program Cost and Schedule Control Analysts, and leadership to other business management functions (Pricing and Estimating, Contracts, and Finance)
  • Clearly communicate financial business analysis and reporting to senior management
  • Coordinate cost and schedule analyses and preparation of reports to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon cost and schedule parameters and program cost control guidelines.
  • Develop business strategy and forecasting, through internal or external deliverables such as the Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
  • 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 from both an execution and financial perspective.
  • Develop professional 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
  • Lead and support multiple internal and external program audits
  • Interface with customer leadership on contract execution (CDRL submittals, funding requirements, invoicing, etc.)

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 Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline with 8+ years of industry related experience in finance, accounting, or program control.
  • Earned Value Proficiency including the Earned Value Guidelines and EAC development.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience (team, people, project, program, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of government program budgeting and forecasting, as well as Annual Operating Plan development.
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Business Administration & 10+ years of related experience
  • 2+ years of functional management experience
  • Experience with Cognos TM1 financial forecasting system
  • Experience with Cobra earned value management system
  • Experience with SAP ERP 1
  • Understanding of DOD contracts and the FAR.
  • Understanding of government Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Prior experience preparing and presenting financial analysis to team and/or management.
  • Current & active DoD security clearance

Salary Range: $141,300 USD - $211,900 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.