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Manager, Competitiveness and Strategic Planning (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10106367

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager of Competitiveness to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Research and Advanced Design organization.  The preferred location for this role will be onsite in Redondo Beach, Ca, and due to program and business needs will offer limited potential to work remotely or telecommute.

As Manager of Competitiveness, you will lead the development and management of strategy integration. This leader will be responsible for business case and internal investment analysis, and affordability initiatives while supporting the development of portfolio win themes.  The leader will work closely with technical leadership should have in-depth knowledge of cost estimating and pricing.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the business modeling and business case analyses, integrating competitive pricing inputs and assessments
  • Support establishment of win strategies through internal and external competitive studies
  • Drive analysis for investment planning and influence investment options to pursue
  • Lead ad-hoc sector and division projects critical to the portfolio’s growth. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related experience in competitive strategy, portfolio management, program management and/or cost-estimating; OR Master’s degree and 7 years of related experience in competitive strategy, portfolio management, program management and/or cost-estimating.
  • Experience in aircraft cost estimating/analysis
  • Experience in proposal or capture efforts
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Customer relationship management with both internal and external customers solving complex problems
  • Current and active DoD security clearance with a refresh within the last 5 years and the ability to gain special program access or program access within a reasonable time to meet business needs and requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and/or STEM or business-related discipline
  • Understanding of corporate finance, pricing, and contracts
  • Experience with multiple platforms and domains within aerospace and defense industry
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 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.