Strategy & Business Development Security Cooperation Manager 2

Requisition ID: 21007747

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.   Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) sector is seeking a Strategy & Business Development Security Cooperation Manager 2 to join our growing Strategy & Business Development team at our sector headquarters in McLean, Virginia.  This position will support the Director, Security Cooperation, in their role as the sector interface for coordinating sector security cooperation activities with the other Northrop Grumman sectors and the corporate government relations and corporate government business development teams.   Responsibilities:  
  • Manages the Foreign Disclosure and Technology Release activities
  • Responds to division requests, becomes a subject matter expert for U.S. Government international technology release policy, coordinates sector or multi-division teams to achieve sector-level strategy objectives, assists in developing command media, and contributes to various sector business development initiatives
  • Assembles information and authors concise, high-quality briefings and white papers to be used by sector leaders to prepare for customer and industrial partner engagements
  • Functions both independently and within a team
  • Reads and understands U.S. Government technology releases and foreign policy documents
  • Develops strong working relationships and fosters a trusting, transparent, and inclusive work atmosphere
  • With guidance from the Director, Security Cooperation, serves as the go-to person for assisting Business Development in developing technology release strategies
  • Projects a positive image for the Defense Systems sector when interacting with division and corporate counterparts, external customers, and other outside agencies
  • Closely collaborates with sector communications, division strategy directors, BD staff and campaign leaders to assist in deploying the sector’s global strategic goals and objectives
  • Attends regular coordination meetings with Corporate, division, and sector staff, including local area travel to Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland facilities
  • Plans and facilitates Technology Release Forums which could include travel to other NGDS facilities across the country (this position does not include international travel)
  • Demonstrates strong problem solving and analytical skills, with the ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively complete projects within assigned deadlines
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with internal and external customers

Basic Qualifications:  
  • Must have one of the following:
    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of security cooperation, international trade compliance, foreign military sales, and/or direct commercial sales experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, international affairs, or an engineering / technical discipline with a minimum of 10 years of security cooperation, international trade compliance, foreign military sales, and/or direct commercial sales experience
    • Master’s degree in business, international affairs, or an engineering / technical discipline with a minimum of 8 years of security cooperation, international trade compliance, foreign military sales, and/or direct commercial sales experience
  • Ability to travel at least 25%
  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
                                                                                                                        Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman Corporation structure and organization
  • Knowledge of Business Development processes, international defense trade, and strategic thinking techniques
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to develop successful technology release and exportability strategies
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and foster a team environment
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Northrop Grumman facilities worldwide
  • Knowledge and experience with U.S. Government defense laws, policies, and procedures as they relate to international arms cooperation, Foreign Military Sales, and Direct Commercial Sales
  • Knowledge and experience with the U.S. Government technology release process
  • Knowledge and experience with the U.S. Department of Commerce Advocacy Center and developing requests for advocacy
  • Knowledge and experience with foreign embassies located in the Washington DC metro area
  • An existing broad understanding of Northrop Grumman and Defense Systems products and services
  • Experience in establishing and working on cross functional project teams.
  • Active/transferable DoD Top Secret security clearance
  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 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.


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