Proposal Manager 3 (TS/SCI required)Dulles, VA

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.

Space Systems Sector designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors, payloads, and ground systems to deliver mission capability to national security, science and environmental, communications, on-orbit servicing, and human-rated space systems for earth orbit and deep-space exploration missions.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Business Development is seeking a full-time experienced Proposal Manager 3 to join our Sector Proposal Operations team of qualified diverse individuals. This position is located in Linthicum, MD or Dulles, VA. The selected candidate must be able to work on site and be willing and able to travel, as needed (up to 25%). Active TS/SCI required to start.

As a Proposal Manager, you will apply proven proposal planning and execution strategies and processes to lead teams across the sector to develop successful, compliant, compelling, and on time proposal submissions. The proposals you will work on include top Sector Priority Wins and other major competitive pursuits. Candidates for this position will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced across leadership, collaboration, innovation, communication, project management, risk management, and proposal-based capabilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Capture Manager and core team on proposal execution approach, team staffing, and roles and responsibilities.

  • Develop efficient and effective proposal execution plans in response to complex, competitive solicitations from U.S. Government customers.

  • Lead collaborative, engaged teams to develop, review, and submit proposals that effectively represent our strategy and baseline while eliminating non-compliances and limiting weaknesses.

  • Ensure adherence to schedule, and continually manage risk to address volatility in proposal requirements, deadlines, and our offering.

  • Mentor, coach, and train Proposal Operations staff and proposal team members

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 12+ years of experience working on competitive proposals for U.S. Government customers, including 6+ years in a proposal management role.

  • Proposal Manager experience leading competitive proposals of $500M in value or greater.

  • At least 1 year of experience supporting capture activities for a priority win pursuit prior to the start of proposal planning.

  • 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)

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience working on competitive proposals for U.S. Government customers.

  • 8+ years of experience in a proposal management role

  • Proposal Manager experience leading competitive proposals of $1B in value or greater.

  • Experience with U.S. space systems related customers and proposals

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits .

Salary Range: $180,600 - $271,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.