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AMFC Proposal Manager 1 (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10090861

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • LocationLocation: Lake Charles, LA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

The Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center within Northrop Grumman Defense Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in aircraft maintenance and modification. Our team specializes in platform stewardship for high value, Low Density/High Demand (LDHD) aircraft fleets where quality and schedule drive performance. Come be a part of our mission.

AMFC is part of the System Sustainment and Software Business Unit that designs, manufactures, operates and maintains airborne platforms, sensors and electronic warfare systems for US military services and our international allies.

The Northrop Grumman Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center is seeking a Proposal Manager 1 to join our team.  You will work with teams creating compliant, compelling business proposals that result in winning new business with U.S. and international customers.

This position will be located in either Lake Charles, LA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes proposal plans, estimates resources (people, schedule, and budget), analyzes RFPs, creates outlines and compliance matrices
  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments
  • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications
  • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts
  • Engages with Capture Manager to craft proposal strategy and develop compelling messaging that addresses the strengths of the Northrop Grumman offering
  • Creates compliant, compelling proposals that clearly and succinctly address the RFP requirements
  • Ensures on-time delivery of proposals and document lessons learned to improve processes.
  • Performs volume lead and writing assignments in support of other proposal managers
  • Works closely with Program Management and Supply Chain Management to ensure supplier quotes comply with requirements.
  • Researches and critically analyzes large volumes of data using spreadsheet and data mining skills to isolate and prioritize key data.
  • Summarizes and presents detailed information in internal management reviews and customer fact-finding meetings.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated with demonstrated abilities to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to present concepts and recommendations to all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically, solve problems and convert complex data to actionable information.
  • Detail oriented, with ability to understand the big picture.


Basic Qualifications: 

1. A High School diploma and a minimum of 9 yrs of direct relevant experience; A Bachelor’s degree in a technical, management, or business discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant proposal experience or a Master’s degree in a technical, management, or business discipline with a minimum of 3 years of relevant proposal experience may be considered.

2. A minimum of 2 years of specific experience in proposal management.

3. Experience leading proposals and/or performing as a writer on proposals.

4. Experience developing compliant BOEs.

5. Ability to travel as required.

6. Strong attention to detail required as this position requires processing large amounts of data across dozens of programs simultaneously.

7. Strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure changes to plans are fully understood.

8. Ability to organize, balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly dynamic aerospace maintenance and modification environment.

9. Strong computer skills including MS Office required (particularly Excel and MS Project).

10. Ability to obtain any security clearance if it becomes a requirement.

Preferred qualifications

1. Experience with agile processes and tools

2. Proficiency in SharePoint

3. Experience with international programs, proposals, and contracts

4. Excellent skills in critical thinking, writing, editing and visual element planning

5. A current Secret or higher clearance.

Salary Range: $87,900 USD - $131,900 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

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.