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Northrop Grumman Manager, Pricing Cost Estimating 1 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager 1, Pricing and Estimating . This Manager will be responsible for the day to day management, training, mentoring and career development of a team of pricing professionals.

This position will manage the Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS) portfolio that will be retained by Mission Systems and become a part of the Networked Information Solutions (NIS) portfolio. Key activities include: pre-proposal strategic engagement; management of proposals, ROMs, and NTEs; and executive interface. Must be an excellent communicator with a strong business background to coordinate and collaborate with various disciplines and communicate with all levels of management.

This position is based in Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Multi-task and manage conflicting priorities in a schedule driven environment

  • Manage proposal pricing professionals engaged in the preparation of new business cost proposals, change proposals, and task/delivery orders spanning all contract types.

  • Provide oversight, support to and review of all cost proposal products, participate in strategy development, and presentation of financial data to executive leadership.

  • Ensure Estimating System compliance and advise leadership of pricing requirements, obligations, and risks.

  • Must be able to function in a fast paced proposal environment and collaborate with Sector senior management, business management counterparts, and capture/proposal teams to develop pricing and win strategies while ensuring compliance and schedule adherence.

  • Represent the Sector for major proposals, and initiatives within Pricing and Business Management to include NAR/ICE and Color Team reviews.

  • Interact with personnel and management at all levels concerning matters of significance to the company related to cost proposals. Will interface and coordinate with other business management leaders and staff on a daily basis.

  • Make decisions on operational issues within prescribed area and manage a staff of pricing analysts and proposal pricing teams in multiple geographic locations to include mentoring, training, staff development and performance reviews.

  • Provide/ensure reviews of all proposal pricing prior to delivery and senior executive reviews.

  • Provide guidance and ensure continued development of staff.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years relevant Pricing and/or Business experience.

  • Through knowledge of FAR/DFARS and other applicable government regulations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of pricing, contracts, and business management.

  • Experience with U.S. Government, commercial, and international proposals.

  • Experience with validation of estimates, estimating approaches, customer negotiations.

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines, and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to initiate and effectively implement process improvement across the breadth of pricing and estimating policies and procedure.

  • Demonstrated strengths will include a highly collaborative work style, the ability to anticipate problems, success in resolving difficult situations and effectively communicate with all levels of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

  • U.S. citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS clearance

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.

Job Category : Contracts And Pricing