Proposal Manager 1 (TS Clearance required) Linthicum, 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 Remote Sensing Programs Business Unit, within the Payload & Ground Systems Division, is seeking a proven Proposal Manager 1, with experience in the National Security Space sector preferred. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead proposal efforts to deliver compliant, highly scorable deliverables in response to solicitations. The Proposal Manager develops and executes the Proposal Plan while working closely with the Capture Manager and Volume Leads to express the "why us" into the winning proposal. This position is located at Northrop Grumman facilities in Linthicum, MD.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the lead for developing the "books" that earn the highest evaluation rating.

  • Define the proposal plan (team, assignments, outline, facilities, networks, formats, production resource requirements). Create, manage, and maintain the proposal schedule.

  • Establish proposal work areas (physical and electronic) and maintain a proposal folder structure.

  • Generate a proposal outline and compliance matrix.

  • Lead the core team and volume leads. Lead internal proposal quality review(s)

  • Prepare and conduct a daily standup with clear direction and actionable instructions to the proposal team.

  • Prepare, distribute, and brief author' guidance and just-in-time-training.

  • Schedule lessons learned sessions.

  • Maintain and manage the proposal action item list. Maintain configuration control of proposal baseline documents and information.

  • Prepare a proposal delivery plan and oversee delivery to the customer. Track workflow progress

  • Ensure adherence to Northrop Grumman's Business Acquisition Process

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of experience working on competitive proposals for U.S. Government customers.

  • Includes at least 1 year of experience in a proposal management role.

  • Experience managing competitive proposals of $20M in value or greater.

  • 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)

  • Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

  • Must have an active Top Secret or SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 2+ years of experience in a proposal management role

  • Active DoD SCI security clearance

  • Experience with U.S. space systems related customers and proposals We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program

Salary Range: $97,200 - $145,800

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.

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.