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Senior Principal Strategic Planner

Requisition ID: R10051103

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal for Strategic Planning in the Strategy & Analysis Group, a part of the sector’s Strategy & Business Development organization focused on supporting priority programs. This position will be located in Falls Church, VA.

The person in this position will lead customer and competitive environment monitoring and program and market assessment activities for the Aeronautics Strategy & Analysis Group, as well as lead and contribute to team projects that develop and refine program growth and advocacy strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuously monitor and assess customer (US Department of Defense, Air Force, and Navy) and competitor posture, statements, actions, and budgets
  • Monitor media, trade press, third party (e.g., “think tank”) publications, talks, and conferences to glean insights into customer and competitor thinking and activities
  • Identify, source, analyze data and information from disparate resources and identify trends, draw conclusions, and determine connections to inform business decisions and messaging
  • Provide customer analysis, market and technology trends, and maintaining awareness of emergent opportunities and threats
  • Provide regular market updates and insights for SAG and company leadership, and develop strategic scenarios and recommendations
  • Deliver quick turn analytic support to SAG and company leadership NGC executives on military, modernization, customer, competitor, strategy, and market issues
  • Derive and effectively communicate useful and actionable insight from deep-dive programmatic research and analysis

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations. This candidate must be comfortable working closely with executive leadership, program managers, government affairs, and other functional strategy teams. 

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years applicable experience or Master’s degree and 8+ years applicable experience
  • Understanding of military aviation, the Aerospace and Defense industry, customers, and competitors
  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in business, economics, public policy, security studies, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in Aerospace & Defense strategy, consulting, equity coverage, or trade journalism
  • Strong analysis, writing, and presentation skills
  • 5 years of experience in DoD acquisition analysis
  • 5 years of experience in market/competitor analysis (Military Aviation, domestic)
  • In-depth knowledge of military aviation, the Aerospace and Defense industry, customers, and competitors (portfolio, business models, structure, and programs)
  • Understanding of DC defense policy issues, defense budgets, Congressional defense authorization and appropriations, defense think tanks and thought leaders
  • Excellent written communication ability
  • Quantitative analytic skills
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.