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Strategy and Business Development Manager– Naval Aviation


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Strategy & Business Development Manager for naval aviation. The position is based in the Washington, D.C., area. The position will be responsible for 1) providing operational and technical expertise to support the development of cutting-edge naval aviation systems and concepts of operation; 2) supporting the development and execution of business development strategies; 3) interfacing with customers and other government stakeholders; and 4) engaging with the broader defense strategy, policy, budgeting, and acquisition community.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ A Bachelor’s degree and 9+ years’ experience OR a Master’s and 7+ years’ professional/military experience that includes a background in business development and/or project/program management.

+ The applicant must understand and be familiar with U.S. naval strike-fighter aviation.

+ Strong communication skills are required, to include the ability to generate and present material to customers and senior executives.

+ The applicant must be able to gain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

+ Frequent travel to other company and customer facilities may be required.


+ Be able to function as part of an integrated team.

+ An advanced degree and 10+ years’ military experience is preferred.

+ Experience piloting and/or operating U.S. naval strike-fighter aircraft is preferred.

+ Graduate of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI / TOPGUN) program and understanding of U.S. Navy strike fighter weapons and tactics is preferred.

+ Familiarity with naval aviation aircraft carrier operations, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy Staff (OPNAV), and/or the Air Warfare Division (N98) is preferred.

+ Familiarity with US Navy strategy, policy, budgets, requirements, and acquisition processes is preferred.

+ An active security clearance is preferred.

Salary Range: $151,000.00 - $226,400.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

Strategy and Business Development Manager– Naval Aviation

Full time
Falls Church, VA

Published on 10/26/2022

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