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Sentinel (GBSD) – AVE Affordability and Capture Manager (9380)

Requisition ID: R10094724

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.


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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Affordability & Capture (Manager 3) for the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Segment team in preparation for capturing additional Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) and Production business for the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This position will be in Roy, UT with occasional travel to other spoke locations that support the Sentinel program.  Learn more about the Sentinel program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop Capture and Production Planning Strategy and integrate across multiple AVE element product teams for future Sentinel business positioning
  • Lead proposal development effort for AVE, utilizing developed strategies to feed the greater Sentinel Program
  • Develop Affordability / Cost per Unit Targets and Sustainability Strategy and implement/execute affordability program for the AVE Segment Team
  • Supplier proposal coordination and relationship building to a common Northrop capture plan
  • Assist IPTs and the Functions in meeting affordability management goals and establish affordability progress metrics
  • Conduct cost-benefit-analysis needed for approval of IPT and Functions affordability initiatives and trade studies
  • Establish program “affordability culture” through affordability management events and recognition of successful affordability initiatives
  • Support cross-functional development and maintenance of Life Cycle Cost models and their integration into broader business operations
  • Assist in developing and providing affordability status for IPT inputs to the program risk and opportunity management system
  • Ability to lead a small team of analysts and tech writers to execute job functions
  • Maintains on-going interaction with Sentinel Business Development Leadership and Program Mgmt.

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
  • 401k  
  • Educational Assistance  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
  • Paid Time Off   
  • Health & Wellness Resources   
  • Employee Discounts  

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) or Business (Economics, Business Administration) disciplines from an accredited university and 8 years of related experience, or a Master’s Degree in a related discipline and 6 years of relevant experience.
  • 3 years of formal management experience in product team leadership, or program management, or capture / proposal work, or business management, or manufacturing/industrial engineering leadership.
  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance  

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Masters of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Civil Engineering or Masters of Business Administration preferred
  • Experience with large Defense Acquisition Proposal Development or Business Capture Management
  • Background in large scale, high-rate production planning and execution
  • Understanding or experience of full rate production economic strategies and supply chain management
  • Previous experience developing “price to win” targets and cost reduction initiatives in a large program affordability office
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and meet program commitments in a highly fluid engineering environment
  • Ability to effectively maneuver through multi function teams, political situations and anticipate roadblocks
  • Previous experience with Large Program Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Methods, and Tools
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work with minimal direction
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $228,100 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.