Director 1, Business Management Oklahoma City, OK

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 is seeking a Director 1, Business Management to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in Oklahoma City, OK supporting the Strike and Special Mission Aircraft (SSMA) business unit. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems Sector. This position can also support someone willing to travel up to 50% of the time to the Oklahoma City office and can be based out of one the following Northrop Grumman locations: Linthicum, MD; McLean, VA; Melbourne, FL; Orlando, FL; Huntsville, AL; Palmdale, CA; Rolling Meadows, IL; Rocket Center, WV; or Plymouth, MN.

The Business Management Director will lead all business management activities associated with the Strike and Special Mission Aircraft (SSMA) business unit. This position is a trusted, key partner to the business unit Vice-President and will involve establishing strategy, managing resources, prioritizing requirements, and delivering financial results while ensuring the integrity of business processes. This role will lead a team of geographically dispersed individuals supporting external and internal customers. The ideal candidate must be proficient in developing and motivating a productive staff with excellent interpersonal, planning, presentation, and organizational skills with focused emphasis on continuous process improvement.

The SSMA portfolio is diverse with a mix of external / internal customer, various contract types and scope that ranges from platform readiness to production. Interaction with senior leadership across NG will occur regularly due to the visibility of major programs and large proposals within the portfolio. The candidate must have strong business acumen, communication, and negotiation skills, as well as demonstrated ability to work proactively within an extremely fluid environment. They will be required to be a trusted business partner, interface with applicable stakeholders (internal and external) and lead contract proposal to drive value creation and growth. Comprehending and analyzing complex problems, developing actionable solutions, and driving execution is a must!

The successful candidate must possess an advanced understanding of financial reporting and planning, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), indirect rate management, Forward Pricing Rate proposal (FPRP) development, estimates at complete (EAC), understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM), Annual Operating Plan (AOP) development, budgeting and forecasting to include Capital expenditures and inventory. Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 plus years of relevant experience

  • Experience leading teams

  • Financial reporting and planning

  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

  • Indirect rate management

  • Forward Pricing Rate proposal (FPRP) development

  • Estimates at complete (EAC)

  • Understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM)Annual Operating Plan (AOP) development, budgeting and forecasting to include Capital expenditures and inventory

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time if not based out of Oklahoma City, OK

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting

  • MBA or CPA preferred

  • Proficient in SAP

  • Active Secret clearance

Relocation assistance may be provided

Salary Range: $138,100 - $253,200

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.