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Business Management Director

Requisition ID: R10107424

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • Location Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK   |  New Malden, London, UK +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: None
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • 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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Role clearance type: Must be able to obtain and maintain government clearances

Location:  Cheltenham or New Malden / Hybrid Working

About Your Opportunity:

The Business Management Director will lead the Business Management function within the Northrop Grumman National Security Solutions (NSS) business unit, a profit and loss organisation within the Mission Systems Europe (MSE) Group.

The role is a key member of the NSS leadership team responsible for the financial and commercial performance of the business together with delivering the professional and compliant operation of the Financial Shared Service for NG UK Ltd. This role requires experience of leading a Business Management discipline, commercial nous, performance focus and change management experience.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for leadership of the NSS Business Management team and UK Financial Shared Service, including strategic planning, setting and meeting financial goals and accurate forecasting for NSS operations
  • Accountable for leadership of the NSS Contracts & Subcontracts team, ensuring commercial opportunities are maximised whilst contractual and supply chain risk is managed appropriately from a financial and overall delivery perspective
  • Accountable for leadership of the NSS Trade Compliance team, working closely with Sector Trade Compliance to ensure that NSS remain fully compliant with applicable trade policies and regulations
  • Lead, inspire and manage this multi-discipline function, fostering a culture which promotes high performance, recognises and develops talent, and upholds best practice people management
  • Act as a true business partner to the NSS Director in shaping and delivering the Annual Operating Plan and Long Range Strategic Plan

Your Experience:

  • A highly-experienced, commercial leader with a strong track record in high value pre- and post- contract management environments
  • Recent experience of working in a similar or related industry, e.g. Defence and Security
  • Proven experience of managing a complex UK and International business management portfolio within a corporate business environment
  • Evidenced experience of leading and developing a remote team of business management professionals
  • Substantial experience of undertaking business internationally and delivering value to an international stakeholder population
  • Demonstrable experience of conceiving, developing and driving strategic and innovative commercial initiatives

Your Future Team:

You will lead a team of c. 45 commercial and finance professionals based in Cheltenham and New Malden.

“Business Management is one of the critical enabling functions within NGUK, the team partners with the business to help it achieve its financial and commercial strategy”

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

Apply for a finance role that supports real world improvements in global security with excellent growth opportunities!

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with, where one of our recruitment business partner will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

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This position reports to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK, however, this position can also be worked from New Malden, London, London, UK.

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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.