Business Development Manager 3 - SSBI required (Redondo Beach, CA or Colorado Springs, CO or Washington, DC)

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Business Development Manager 3. The Space Systems Division Communications Systems Business Development Manager, reports to the Director, Space Systems Division Business Development, and leads business development activity relative to NGAS' Communications Systems portfolio. The Communications Systems Manager leads a campaign team of Capture professionals, Business Development professionals and industry partners, supporting the following activities to realize long range strategy plan commitments. Position preferred location is Redondo Beach CA.

New Business Leadership

  • New business strategy development and execution
  • Opportunity identification and shaping
  • Threat identification and mitigation
  • Mission area business analysis
  • New business capture support
  • Business Acquisition Process (BAP), Position-to-Win (PTW) execution
  • Ongoing business protection and expansion
  • Partners with the Space Systems Division, other NG sectors and industry partners to create new business opportunities
Customer Understanding
  • Cultivates Space Systems requirements, acquisition and has deep insight into space communications systems acquisition and user base including DoD, IC, R&T, commercial and other Space customers
  • Develops and maintains close personal relationships with senior and mid-level government decision makers with emphasis on national space acquirers and users
  • Collaborates with NGC Government Relations on customer engagement strategies and execution
  • Develops and executes business development plans to influence all aspects of new business capture and protect
  • Provides the division with customer information, planning, analysis, and strategy on each new business pursuit as an integrated presentation for sector management bid/no bid decisions and for the long-range strategic plan
  • Provides analysis of future customer requirements

  • Supports robust competitive assessments, identifies win discriminators, supports price-to-win, win themes, and determines resources required to execute new business development activities
  • Provides customer budget analysis across congressional budget cycles
  • Provides insight into congressional activity related to our programs of interest
  • Provides decisional analysis of customer acquisitions, decision milestones, and practices
  • Supports industry teaming and collaboration across the business areas and industry teammates to accomplish strategic objectives for the mission area

Ensures new business activity is carried out in accordance with Government, customer, and Northrop Grumman policies, procedures, and processes

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Ba chelor's Degree
  • 7 years national space experience performing engineering, program management or business development
  • 3 years leadership/management experience
  • Possess a strong understanding of DoD and national agency space missions, systems acquisition, users, organizations, processes, and business practices
  • Possess excellent customer relationship building and sustainment skills
  • Must have an active and current SSBI
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct prior experience as a national space user is highly desirable
  • Experience with requirements/architecture development, mission planning, program management, procurement/acquisitions is also desired
  • Current, user and acquisition customer relationships

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