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Manager, Strategic Planning 3

Requisition ID: R10084981

  • CategoryCategory: Business Development
  • Location Location: Falls Church, VA, USA   |  Melbourne, FL, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Manager for strategic development, operational planning, and analysis supporting Northrop Grumman’s long range strike as part of an integrated team based in Washington, DC and Melbourne, FL. The Manager, Strategic Planning 3 will be responsible for: 1) interfacing with the warfighter/operator community to understand and anticipate needs and inform the development of solutions; 2) identifying emerging challenges and opportunities; 3) collaboratively developing and executing strategies to protect and grow our business; 4) providing operational and programmatic expertise to support quick-turn and in-depth analysis and decision-making by senior NGC executives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years, or Master’s and 8 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • An additional 4 years of related and applicable experience may be substituted for the Bachelors degree requirement
  • Proven depth, knowledge and understanding of US long-range strike systems
  • Experience with US Air Force / Department of Defense policy, planning, budgeting, and execution process. 
  • Moderate travel time is expected for the position, primarily between primary locations and at times to varying customer/client sites
  • An active Secret or Top Secret security clearance is required, with the ability to obtain a Program access clearance as needed and within a reasonable timeframe to meet business objectives.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 20+ years’ Air Force experience is preferred
  • Experience in military air operations, low observability tactics and technology, military strategy, planning, budgeting, and acquisition, and the development and/or employment of low observable aircraft and other advanced air capabilities is preferred.
  • Prior experience within Office of Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and/or Air Staff, plus STRATCOM or AF Global Strike Command are highly preferred. 
  • Prior involvement and experience with stealth bombers is preferred. 
  • The applicant must be able to function as part of an integrated team. 
  • Strong analytic capabilities, excellent writing and communications skills are required (sample work products may be requested).

Salary ranges will be dependent upon where the position is based and follows our company geographic salary bands aligned with position. Specific salary offer for candidate selected will be commensurate with experience.

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


Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $240,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.