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Manager Business Management 3

Requisition ID: R10066037

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an Operating Unit Business Manager 3 to lead all Business activities associated with Special Mission Aircraft Operating Unit.  This high-performing Operating Unit consists of a diverse set of DoD, commercial, and other customer contracts, with all contract types covering every phase of the acquisition lifecycle. This position is located in the greater Baltimore MD area, Huntsville AL, or potentially remote, and have teams directly reporting to them in Texas, Alabama, Maryland, and potentially other states.

This position reports to the Strike & Special Mission Aircraft Business Unit Business Management Director and partners with the Operating Unit Director to establish strategy, prioritize internal and external requirements, and achieve financial goals while ensuring the integrity of business processes. 

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Leads a team of geographically dispersed Managers and Program Control Analysts in executing a broad scope of business management activities to support program execution and compliance
  • Provide business oversight, interface with applicable customers and auditors (internal and external) and assist with contract negotiations as needed to ensure sound business deals within authorized parameters are achieved.
  • Lead the EAC process to include earned value analysis, hands-on EAC updates, and revisions
  • Manage the monthly financial forecasting process to include analysis and recommendations on awards, sales, operating margin, and cash
  • Interface with diverse functional areas to ensure risks are understood and financial performance is achieved. 
  • The successful candidate must possess an advanced understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); Federal Cost Principles including direct versus indirect, allowable vs. unallowable; Forward Pricing Rate proposals (FPRPs) development, negotiation and execution; understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM), Financial Planning to include Annual Operating Plan development, budgeting and forecasting to include Capital expenditures, inventory and charitable contributions. 
  • Individual should be proficient at developing and motivating a productive staff in a team environment with excellent interpersonal, planning, presentation and organizational skills with focused emphasis on continuous process improvement


Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 14 years of applicable experience. Will consider: Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance/Mathematics with a minimum of 10 years applicable experience, or Master’s degree’ and 8 years relevant years’ experience (or four additional years of relevant professional experience in lieu of degree) in finance, accounting or program control.
  • Understanding of DoD contracts, government Cost Accounting Standards, Commercial contracts, and the FAR.
  • Knowledge of EVMS as applied to major government contracts
  • Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, SAP and BW
  • Proven professional and managerial skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the program result
  • Able to prepare and analyze data and figures
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solution
  • Prior experience with program budgeting and forecasting, as well as Annual Operating Plan development
  • Able to lead a team in numerous geographical locations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with performing Earned Value, reviewing Earned Value performance, bottoms up EAC, risks/opportunity/pressure analysis
  • Intermediate, to advanced-level of understanding of the following systems or software is beneficial: COBRA (or similar project management software), wInsight, SAP, Business Warehouse (BW), Microsoft Excel, and Office Analysis
  • Ability to develop and present material outside the immediate work function - Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Comfortable networking and interfacing with employees of other organizations.
  • Top Secret clearance or ability to Top Secret Clearance.
  • Full working knowledge of Financial Planning and Reporting, to include leading the development of monthly forecasts, Annual Operating Plans, and Long-Range Strategic Plans
  • Working knowledge of Government financial CDRL’s

Salary Range: $128,400 USD - $202,000 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

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.