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Proposal Analyst (Price Cost Analyst) Levels 2 or 3

Requisition ID: R10110374

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 2

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 Space Division offers exciting opportunities for individuals looking to take part in the development and deployment of cutting-edge space technologies. With a focus on innovation, the Space Division is a leader in designing, building, and launching satellites, space vehicles, and related systems for government and commercial customers. Working in this dynamic environment requires a team of highly-skilled and motivated professionals who are eager to explore the possibilities of space exploration.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Space Division team, Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Proposal Analyst or Principal Proposal Analyst. Come join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in the Communication Systems Business Unit located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

The Proposal Analyst or Principal Proposal Analyst will be responsible for support efforts associated with proposal development, planning and scheduling during the supplier acquisition process. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as a subject matter expert for Price Cost Analysis. The successful candidate will be able to independently evaluate supplier proposals for compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15 Table 15-2 requirements and prepare and provide written Price/Cost Analysis Reports (PCARs) detailing and evaluating the suppliers’ price/cost proposal and will have experience working in a classified environment.  The incumbent selected must possess good oral and written communication skills, work autonomously, be self-motivated and function well in a team environment.  The ability to multitask within a dynamic environment is a critical component to success in the role.

Additional Responsibilities will include, but not limited:

  • Submits written supplier price/cost analysis reports (PCARs) detailing the suppliers’ price/cost proposal as required by FAR Part 15 and the negotiation objective position
  • Prepares Procurement Review Board (PRB) briefings showing supplier proposed vs. negotiation objective positions by major element of cost to attain formal Supply Chain Management approval for supplier negotiations
  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments.
  • Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings.
  • Participates as a member of the contract negotiating team. 
  • Maintains all records and supporting data used and provided in support of proposals
  • Conducts market research, analyze historical data and develop cost estimating models and factors to evaluate price reasonableness and develop negotiation positions
  • Reviews material estimates and reviews consolidated priced bill of material obtained by GSC
  • Serves as the principal liaison to other functional departments to facilitate the collection of cost and pricing data
  • Supports Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Proposal and Estimating System Audits and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Purchasing System Audits as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • Previous experience with System Analysis Program Development (SAP)
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

Level 2:

BS/BA degree (preference is business, finance, accounting, economics, supply chain, or related discipline) with 3 years of related experience in Price/Cost Analysis; OR a Master’s degree (preference is business, finance, accounting, economics, supply chain, or related discipline) with 1 year of related experience in Price/Cost Analysis

Level 3:

BS/BA degree (preference is business, finance, accounting, economics, supply chain, or related discipline) with 6 years of related experience in Price/Cost Analysis; OR a Master’s degree (preference is business, finance, accounting, economics, supply chain, or related discipline) with 4 plus years of related experience in Price/Cost Analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to work well in team environments
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment, while maintaining compliance during all stages of the proposal/acquisition process
  • Experience in capture and proposal activities in a government acquisition environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office (Specifically Excel and Word)
  • Previous experience with a cleared customers
  • Active TS and/or SCI Clearance

Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.