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Sr Principal Proposal Analyst

Requisition ID: R10022991

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 Proposal Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Performs Price/Cost Analysis of Major Subcontracts and General Procurement cost proposals in support of ongoing procurement activities as well as prime proposal activities. Develops cost models to support supplier proposal analysis and negotiation efforts. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and performs cost analysis and audit of supplier proposal for reasonableness of cost and/or price. Collaborates with responsible engineers regarding the integration of technical evaluations into the cost analysis when appropriate. Compiles data and develops an objective cost analysis position to support ongoing procurements and/or the Supply Chain prime proposal cost estimate. Prepares Price/Cost Analysis Reports (PCAR) and management presentations illustrating summary review of the evaluations. Summarizes evaluation findings and makes recommendations to Global Supply Chain (GSC) Business Management and Program Management. Provide negotiation support throughout the subcontract definitization process. Provide misc. Supplier cost and estimating analysis in support of overall department needs and business acquisitions. Compiles information from periodicals, catalogs, and other sources to stay informed on regulations (e.g. FAR, DFARS, etc.), price trends and manufacturing processes.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with 8 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of Price/Cost, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Finance and/or related experience
  • Experience with program cost analysis in an engineering development and production environment
  • Ability to perform and apply cost accounting, pricing and estimating concepts and principles
  • MS Office Suite, specifically Excel (including Pivot tables, Macros and VLOOKUP, and regression analysis) and Word
  • Ability to work on-site weekly in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Finance or related areas
  • Working knowledge of government contract environment (FAR & DFARS)
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Persistence and tenacity to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment
  • Familiarity with the concept and application of Improvement Curve Theory
  • Collaborative member of the Subcontract/Procurement team to achieve GSC/Program/Company objectives, while maintaining compliance during all stages of the proposal/acquisition process
  • Ability to extricate and access GSC Subcontract/Procurement requirements, FAR proposal adequacy and execution requirements, Prime proposal SOW/RFP requirements

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://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.


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.