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Strategic Planner / Principal Strategic Planner (A2/A3)

Requisition ID: R10100786

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Falls Church, VA, USA +1 more
  • 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Strategic Planner/ Principal Strategic Planner within the Strategic Planning & Development organization, reporting to the Sr. Manager of Strategic Investments. The selected applicant will become a trusted member of a team responsible for developing and managing the Sector’s Capital investment portfolio, providing relevant financial and strategic analyses to senior management, coordinating investment plans with cross-functional teams, and enabling NGMS’ core objectives through the innovative and strategy-driven application of investment. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the key value drivers and industry dynamics of the Aerospace and Defense sector, the ability to self-start in a fast-paced organization, and the skills to evaluate and assess investment priorities and options in order to optimally shape the NGMS portfolio. The successful candidate supports the Strategic Investment team to develop portfolio strategies that best position NGMS for long-term value creation.


Key Responsibilities Include:

·         Develop and administer the Sectors multi-year Capital plan on a continuous, agile planning cadence

·         Conduct strategic assessments of financial plans, markets, competitors, pipeline, etc. to support the development and shaping of the Sector’s multi-year investment portfolio in alignment with overall NGMS strategy

·         Support new development and maintenance of capabilities, strategic frameworks, and tools to prioritize, de-emphasize, shape, and manage the overall portfolio

·         Use quantitative methods including modeling to assess investment scenarios, proactively manage investment execution, and to support decision making

·         Support financial and business case analyses of proposed Division investments across the Sector

·         Develop presentations/briefings to executive leadership and senior stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

Strategic Planner

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience in strategic assessment, strategy development, or financial analysis
  • Intermediate MS Office and Excel skills
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Principal Strategic Planner

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • Previous experience in strategic assessment, strategy development, or financial analysis
  • Intermediate MS Office and Excel skills
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in strategic planning, portfolio development, and/or strategic assessment
  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry
  • Able to interact at all levels of the organization in a professional, organized manner and to contribute in an agile planning and execution framework to projects that have top management visibility
  • Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Advanced MS PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Experience in data analytics and visualization, including relevant tools, languages, and environments (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, R, Python, SQL, etc.)
  • Able to present to and engage with senior management
  • Experience making venture capital and/or sophisticated investment allocation decisions
  • Current active DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Falls Church, VA, VA, USA.

Salary Range: $73,600 USD - $110,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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

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.