Manager Proposals 2 Redondo Beach, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Proposals 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Air Dominance Division. This leadership role is located on site in Redondo Beach, CA with partial telework available.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results. If this is, YOU…keep reading!

In this role, the Manager Proposals 2 will manage and develop a team of proposal analysts responsible for the assessment for cost of products and services supporting Aeronautic Systems. These products and services are included in Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft and Launch Structures. As the manager, you will be responsible for staffing, managing, and cultivating a group of price cost analysts that determine the feasibility of buying products and services by establishing price reasonableness. This is done by evaluating supplier proposals according to FAR, DFARS, CAS/GAP, and our own internal procedures. These evaluations can be price analysis and/or costs analysis that assesses a supplier's proposal and their elements such as material (BOM/CBOM), labor, other direct costs (ODC), direct & indirect rates, CER factors, escalation, and profit/fees. This position also requires proposal support in dealing with contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, engineers, DCAA and DCMA auditors, vendors, and subcontractors.

This management positions will report directly to the AD Division P&E Director and provide daily matrix support to Business Managers supporting the Aeronautics Systems portfolios.


  • Lead Price Cost Analysis activity for one or more lines of business for Aeronautics Business Unit

  • Manage team's staffing, resources, tools and training

  • Provide performance goals, development actions and leadership expectations

  • Engage with business unit leadership to develop acquisition and estimating strategies

  • Supports, and provides advice to, policy and regulation issues (FAR/DFAR/Internal Procedures/CAS)

  • Establish strategic relationships both internally with business unit leadership and externally, with government counterparts and suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of related Business Management experience, or a Master's Degree with 8 years of Business Management experience

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance

  • Strong understanding of pricing and estimating strategies

  • Business and proposal cost structures/elements

  • Prior experience overseeing teams or projects

  • Ability to present to leadership and internal/external customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing people

  • Active secret clearance

  • Aerospace Defense Industry Experience

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: $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.