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Business Development Leader (COI Ceramics )-San Diego, California

Requisition ID: R10062060

  • 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: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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’s Space Components Business Unit (SCBU) is an industry-leading provider of Spacecraft Products for national security, military, civil ,and commercial missions. We are built on a strong heritage of innovative, innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products our customers and nation rely on our team to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.  SCBU has an opening for a Business Development Leader in its COI Ceramics operating unit. This position will be located in San Diego, California.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and implements business development projects relating to standard and new products.
  • Reports to the BU level BDEV director and works in conjunction with the site Product Director.
  • Assess markets, interface with customers, and generates and maintains new business forecasting.
  • Aids in Capture/Proposal management providing key themes, customer priority, and Price to Win
  • Represents the Operational Unit at trade shows, seminars, and press relations
  • Develops and disseminates information on a continuous basis to all pertinent parties concerning the fulfillment of project goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) with 5 years of aerospace, defense, or other product development industry experience; OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 3 years of aerospace, defense, or other product development industry experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret and/or SAP clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with high temperature materials including ceramic matrix composites (CMC) and Carbon- Carbon
  • Experience with Project Management principles ; PMP certification not required”
  • Experience facilitating and participating in process improvement efforts
  • Experience working within cross functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Broad, enterprise-wide view and understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Strong business acumen and proven track record of providing innovative solutions

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.

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Salary Range: $130,400 USD - $195,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $155,000 USD - $233,000 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.