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SDS – PE&O Proposals & Contract Actions Director 1

Requisition ID: R10111895

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: None
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Sentinel program is seeking a PE&O Proposals & Contract Actions Director 1 with the background, vision, and people skills to execute highly effective RFI, ROM and Proposal responses with a multifaceted team of participants.  This Director will partner closely with the Contracts, Business Management, Global Supply Chain, Strategy & Planning, and Segment teams, providing horizontal integration across the Sentinel program for responses to RFIs, ROMs and Proposal requests.  This position will be located in Roy, UT.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage large, multi-faceted responses to RFIs, ROMs, and Proposal requests. 
  • Lead and mentor a team of Proposal Operations staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining RFI, ROM and Proposal processes, to include Roles, Responsibilities, Accountability and Authority (RRAA) for program stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Capture Manager on the proposal execution approach and team staffing.
  • Maintain virtual and physical work space for proposal execution and ensuring configuration control of proposal documents.
  • For strategic/competitive opportunities: 
    • Provide pre-proposal planning support to the Capture Manager, including shaping the RFP, defining strategy, and developing capture related products.
    • Work with the Capture Manager and core team to develop win themes, messages, discriminators and key features of our offering and ensure they are reflected in our proposal deliverables.
  • Define all RFP required proposal deliverables and ensuring 100% compliance with solicitation documents.
  • Develop and execute the Proposal Development Plan, including the proposal schedule, proposal budget, work progress, and proposal execution risk.
  • Prepare for and lead stand-ups and status meetings.
  • Schedule and oversee proposal reviews – first draft, red team, and final.
  • Review RFI, ROM and Proposal content for compliance with solicitation instructions, clarity, accuracy, and consistency across volumes.
  • Finalize RFI, ROM and Proposal documents for delivery.
  • Develop and implement a plan for post-submittal customer questions and response phases.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of related experience
  • 3 years in a formal lead/management position
  • At least 1 year supporting capture activities prior to pre-proposal planning.
  • At least 1 year of experience managing RFIs, ROMs and/or Proposals of $100M in value or greater.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret with SAP clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years direct experience working on competitive and sole source RFIs, ROMs, and Proposals, including Cost Plus and Fixed Price, for U.S. Government customers.
  • Experience with both Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) and Production phase proposals.
  • Experience with U.S. Space Systems related customers and proposals.
  • Experience training, leading, and directing activities of team members through execution of a formal proposal process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Government’s competitive acquisition process including federal procurement regulations (FAR/DFAR).

Salary Range: $176,200 USD - $264,400 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.