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Strategy and Business Development Manager

Requisition ID: R10014403

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Falls Church, VA, 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, 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Strategy & Business Development Manager for naval aviation.  The position is based in the Washington, D.C., area.  The position will be responsible for 1) providing operational and technical expertise to support the development of cutting-edge naval aviation systems and concepts of operation; 2) supporting the development and execution of business development strategies; 3) interfacing with customers and other government stakeholders; and 4) engaging with the broader defense strategy, policy, budgeting, and acquisition community.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 9+ years’ experience OR a Master’s and 7+ years’ professional/military experience that includes a background in business development and/or project/program management.
  • The applicant must understand and be familiar with U.S. naval strike-fighter aviation. 
  • Strong communication skills are required, to include the ability to generate and present material to customers and senior executives. 
  • The applicant must be able to gain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • Frequent travel to other company and customer facilities may be required. 


  • Be able to function as part of an integrated team. 
  • An advanced degree and 10+ years’ military experience is preferred. 
  • Experience piloting and/or operating U.S. naval strike-fighter aircraft is preferred. 
  • Graduate of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI / TOPGUN) program and understanding of U.S. Navy strike fighter weapons and tactics is preferred.
  • Familiarity with naval aviation aircraft carrier operations, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy Staff (OPNAV), and/or the Air Warfare Division (N98) is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with US Navy strategy, policy, budgets, requirements, and acquisition processes is preferred. 
  • An active security clearance is preferred. 

Salary Range: $151,000 USD - $226,400 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

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.