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Northrop Grumman Director 1, Sagittarius Strategy, Growth and Enhancements in Redondo Beach, California

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

The Sagittarius program within SSSD has an opening for a Strategy, Growth and Enhancements Director to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals working on a high priority franchise program. This role reports directly to the Sagittarius Program Manager in Redondo Beach, CA.

As the Strategy, Growth and Enhancements Director you will be responsible developing a growth strategy and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to capture and transition program enhancements.

The Sagittarius Strategy, Growth and Enhancements Director responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of a comprehensive growth strategy

  • Collaboration across a broad set of NG, customer and supplier stakeholders

  • Developing a pipeline of enhancement / growth initiatives into this special mission area

  • Definition and management of multi-year NCTA activities in support of enhancement captures

  • Support to broad external strategic initiatives (e.g. future Communications Payload requirements and architecture, R&D investments, capital investments, industry benchmarking)

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


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret PLUS a SCI clearance with SSBI/PR within the last 5 years.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in business capture and/or program management

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with customers

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex capture campaigns comprised of engineering, business, contracts, law, supply chain, production and mission/quality assurance disciplines

  • Leadership experience with new start activities and effective change management

  • Demonstrated innovation approaches applying novel technologies, architectures, and contract approaches to new initiatives

  • IPT / PM experience across multiple phases of program lifecycle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or previously held SAP clearance

  • SAP clearance in this specific PIDs, and a community of related PIDs

  • Experience with multi-caveated special community programs

  • MS in STEM discipline or MBA from an accredited university

  • Proven experience delivering class A space hardware on-schedule in a multi-shipset production environment

  • Experience with relationship management and development of demanding and highly capable customers with daily communication cycles.

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make tough decisions

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.

Job Category : Business Development