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Principal Manufacturing Analyst – Operations Business Manager

Requisition ID: R10068293

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time 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.

"At the heart of Defining Possible" is our commitment to missions.  In the rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning.  We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions.  By joining in our shared mission, we'll support YOURS by expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader.  At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Northrop Grumman Rolling Meadows facility is looking for a highly motivated Manufacturing Business Analyst to join our team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager Operations Program Engineering, the incumbent will assist the OBM team with monthly financial and budgetary planning.

Specific duties to include:

  • Assist in the generation of proposals, including basis of estimates, resource codes, estimate rational, bid codes overhead and labor rates.
  • Involvement with proposal kickoffs, BOE development and pricing in conjunction with the OPM.
  • Work with the Proposal Core Team members to assure adequate and compliant proposal submissions in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Assist in the development of WSA’s/WADR’s, Comp EAC’s and single point adjustments with the OPM’s and Program Finance.
  • Candidate should have working knowledge of Earned Value and Earned Value concepts. Ensure timely and accurate monthly/weekly program earned value (EV) metrics. This planning position will interface with the OPM’s and OBM’s to provide comprehensive financial analysis to identify and assist in mitigating program risks.
  • Provide Weekly/Monthly Data and Analysis regarding Support to Tough Labor trending.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field and 3+ years of related business or manufacturing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on teams or projects
  • Knowledge or experience with SAP or other ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Pivots and Word)
  • US citizen and ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with all levels of management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a financial/planning environment, scheduling and planning, strong analytical skills.
  • General knowledge of Manufacturing Processes
  • Analytical thinking, detailed planning, and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with others.
  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge/Experience with SAP


Salary Range: $65,000 USD - $97,600 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.