Manager Business Management 2 Palmdale, CA

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 Defense Systems (NGDS) is seeking a Manager Business Management 2 to join our diverse team of professionals located in Palmdale CA for the AS2 program . This position is a trusted, key partner to the program manager and will involve establishing strategy, managing resources, prioritizing requirements, and delivering financial results while ensuring the integrity of business processes. The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities.

The successful candidate must possess a solid understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), indirect rate management, Forward Pricing Rate proposal (FPRP) development, estimates at complete (EAC), Annual Operating Plan (AOP) development, budgeting and forecasting to include Capital expenditures & NCTA.

This key business leader role will support a critical program in the Restricted Programs Sustainment & Operations (RPSO) operating unit within the Strike & Special Mission Aircraft (SSMA) business unit. This position can be in Palmdale, CA, and will offer a 9/80 work schedule. Due to the nature and scope of this role, the ability to work remotely will be limited.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Management of financial key-line forecasting (Awards, Sales, OM, Cash Flow), work authorization, contractual reporting, program budgeting, financial estimate at complete development, and various financial reporting activities.

  • Collaboration with Program Managers and OU/BU leadership.

  • Provide direct management for a team of Program Cost Control Analysts.

  • Lead Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP) Development and indirect rate management for program

  • Clearly communicate financial business analysis and reporting to senior management.

  • Develop business strategy and forecasting, through internal or external deliverables such as the Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP).

  • Support proposal activities from a financial and strategic perspective.

  • Develop professional talent within the operating unit.

  • Lead and support program audits.

  • Interface with customer leadership on contract execution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of related experience - OR - a Master's degree with 4+ years of related experience. Additional years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree

  • Strong knowledge of contractual content, network structures, billing requirements and the accounting system

  • Demonstrates strong financial knowledge and experience supporting internal and external program reporting requirements

  • Understanding of Annual Operating Plan (AOP) development, budgeting and forecasting to include Capital expenditures and NCTA

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with technical subject matter experts and business operations personnel

  • Proficient in SAP

  • Strong PC skills and proficient knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel

  • Must have an Active DoD secret; and Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret level security clearance.

  • Must be able to work onsite in Palmdale, CA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with 1FPRS and IPRS

  • Experience with Risk & Opportunity Management and its application to EAC and EVMS

  • Experience leading and training program control

  • Direct Experience with managing Northrop Grumman investment projects (Capital, NCTA, etc.)

  • Experience working with PowerBI or other Data Visualization tools

Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400

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.