Principal / Senior Principal Strategic PlannerLinthicum, MD

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Principal or Senior Priincipal Strategic Planner within the Strategic Planning & Development organization, reporting to the Sr. Manager of Strategic Investments. The selected applicant will become a trusted member of a team responsible for developing and managing the Sector's Non-Contractual Technical Activity (NCTA) investment plan, providing relevant financial and strategic analyses to senior management, coordinating investment plans with cross-functional and operational teams, monitoring performance, and enabling NGMS' core objectives through the innovative and strategy-driven allocation of investment. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the key value drivers and industry dynamics of the Aerospace and Defense sector, strong analytical skills, the ability to self-start in a fast-paced organization, and the skills to evaluate and assess investment priorities and options in support of the NGMS strategy. The successful candidate will support the Strategic Investment team to develop portfolio strategies that best position NGMS the long-term.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and administer the Sectors multi-year NCTA plan on a continuous, agile planning cadence.

  • Conduct strategic assessments of financial plans, markets, competitors, pipeline, etc. to support the development and shaping of the Sector's multi-year investment portfolio in alignment with overall NGMS strategy

  • Support new development and maintenance of capabilities, strategic frameworks, and tools to prioritize, de-emphasize, shape, and manage the overall portfolio

  • Use quantitative methods including modeling to assess investment scenarios, proactively manage investment execution, and to support decision making

  • Support financial and business case analyses of proposed Division investments across the Sector

  • Develop presentations/briefings to executive leadership and senior stakeholders

Basic Qualifications for Level 3 (Principal)

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience

  • Previous experience in strategic assessment, strategy development, or financial analysis

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience working with cross functional teams.

  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Basic Qualifications for Level 4 (Senior Principal)

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience

  • Previous experience in strategic assessment, strategy development, or financial analysis

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience working with cross functional teams.

  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in strategic planning, portfolio development, and/or strategic assessment

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in a technical field such as, engineering, computer/data science, finance/accounting

  • Able to interact at all levels of the organization in a professional and organized manner

  • Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • Expert MS PowerPoint and Excel skills

  • Experience in data analytics and visualization, including relevant tools, languages, and environments (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, R, Python, SQL, etc.)

  • Able to present to and engage with senior management

  • Experience in making sophisticated investment allocation decisions.

  • Current active DoD Secret or Top-Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

Salary Range 2: $115,400 - $173,200

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.