S03101 - Mgr Pricing Cost Estimating 1Rolling Meadows, IL

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an individual with strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills for the position of Manager of Pricing and Estimating 1 for the Rolling Meadows Campus . This position supports the Aircraft Survivability business area and diverse business needs ranging from government negotiated procurements to direct commercial procurements. We will consider a hybrid work schedule, but this is not open to full time remote work.

What You'll Get to Do:

This position is responsible for the direct management of Pricing and Estimating support for the Aircraft Survivability business unit located in Rolling Meadows, IL, as well as support to the Apopka operating unit located in Apopka, FL. This is a fast-paced proposal environment that collaborates heavily with capture and proposal teams to develop pricing and win strategies while ensuring compliance and schedule adherence. The Manager of Pricing and Estimating will facilitate the development, planning and scheduling of proposals in accordance with customer Requests for Proposals (RFP) and ensure the review of all proposals for current, accurate and complete information. This individual will lead a team of ~5 professionals and will be responsible for establishing goals, assessing individual and team performance, lead the development and growth of team members, and assuring the delivery of timely, quality and accurate product.

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Estimating System compliance, advise leadership of pricing requirements/obligations and provide interpretation of Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.

  • Allocation of workload to staff

  • Represent the business areas a prime internal and external contact on programs, major proposals and initiatives within Pricing and Business Management to include proposal reviews, capture reviews, and independent cost estimate reviews.

  • Interact with personnel and management at all levels concerning matters of significance to the company related to cost proposals. Will interface and coordinate with other business management leaders and staff on a daily basis.

  • Lead business area Pricing and Estimating department interactions with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency

  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. Also helps by developing personal growth opportunities for employees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years relevant Pricing and/or Business experience or 3 years with a Master's Degree including minimum 2 years of leadership/exposure.

  • Thorough knowledge of FAR/DFARS and other applicable government regulations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of pricing, contracts, and business management Experience with U.S. Government, commercial, and international proposals. Experience with validation of estimates, estimating approaches, customer negotiations, and data driven estimating.

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to initiate and effectively implement process improvement across the breadth of pricing and estimating policies and procedures

  • Demonstrated strengths will include a highly collaborative work style, the ability to anticipate problems, success in resolving difficult situations and effectively communicate with all levels of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

  • U.S. citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other relevant master's degree

  • Prior experience managing a team of professionals

  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office Suite and SAP

  • Current security clearance

  • International proposal experience

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $109,800 - $164,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.