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BD Manager 3 ( Active Clearance required)

Requisition ID: R10063231

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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 Space Systems, Launch & Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) Division is seeking a Business Development (BD) Manager 3 (M3) for our Missile Defense Solutions (MDS) Business Unit (BU).  Preferred location is Huntsville, AL or Colorado Springs, CO. The BD Manager will lead business development activity relative to Missile Defense and Space related opportunities with a primary focus on the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This position will work closely with a team of functional and program professionals, as well as other industry and government partners. The ideal candidate will have the followings:

  • Understanding of missile defense marketplace, stakeholder customer organizations and budgets in order to develop market trends and strategies.
  • Developing and executing business development plans to include customer engagement, analysis of future customer requirements, pipeline management and growth.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with line of business management, strategy, business and finance, contracts and global supply chain, technology and engineering offices and functions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • 9+ years' experience with customer management, capture, and/or business development.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a management/leadership role.
  • Knowledge and experience with missile defense and/or aerospace systems.
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes.
  • Current/active Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).
  • Proven experience with missile defense operations and/or business development.
  • Experience leading and managing geographically dispersed teams.
  • Experience in program planning, budget development and execution, contracting, workforce staffing, risk management, and the implementation of project processes and controls.
  • Current/active Top Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Salary Range: $150,960 USD - $226,440 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.