Principal Proposal Analyst Clearfield, UT

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Northrop Grumman has an opening for a Principal Proposal Analyst to support efforts associated with proposal development, planning and scheduling during the supplier acquisition process. This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

The selected candidate will perform cost estimating/pricing related duties and analysis in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications and in compliance with regulatory requirements. They will coordinate with functional departments to facilitate the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements and research and analyze historical data and develop cost models to support proposal efforts. Additionally, the selected candidate will coordinate activities and participates in fact-finding meetings and in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and helps lead proposals by providing clear pricing/estimating direction from proposal kick-off and continued guidance throughout the process for successful proposal execution

  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments

  • Reviews and guides the functions in developing quality basis of estimates

  • Responsible for preparing timely, accurate and compliant price proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications, FAR/ DFARS requirements and Sector Estimating System and Procedures

  • Researches and analyzes historical data and develops pricing models to support proposal efforts

  • Possesses the ability to display quantitative data (pricing) in a simple, intuitive format and to present findings in a clear and concise manner to management/ leadership team

  • Effectively supports customer fact-finding and Leads DCAA I DCMA audits

  • Participates as an active member of the contract negotiating team

  • Will be required to manage a diverse portfolio of estimating and pricing activities including, but not limited to, Proposal Cost Volumes, Basis of Estimates, Cost Estimating Factors and ad-hoc analysis

  • Develop reports and tools as needed to support analytical needs of the pricing effort

  • Initiates process improvements to enhance productivity & efficiency within Pricing & Estimating

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of pricing, estimating, finance, contracts, proposals, and/or business-related experience, OR a Master's degree with 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience creating spreadsheets and performing data analysis to create meaningful insights for decision-making

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform and apply cost accounting, pricing and estimating concepts and principles.

  • Ability to work as an integral member of the proposal team to achieve, the Program, and/or NGAS objectives, while maintaining compliance during all stages of the proposal/acquisition process

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment.

  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $74,600 - $111,800

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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