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Northrop Grumman Principal/ Pricing Analyst in Buffalo, New York

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Pricing Analyst (Level 2) or a Principal Pricing Analyst (Level 3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and support the Navigation, Targeting & Survivability (NT&S) Division. This position is based in Buffalo, NY; however due to COVID-19 the candidate will start working virtually until we return to the office. Come join our team! You will be a key contributor and empowered to make a difference!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare proposal submittals by:

  • Understand customer requirements through solicitations, RFPs and other requests

  • Collaborate and coordinate with proposal teams to develop the proposal strategy by interfacing with other internal functions: Business Management, Contracts, Global Supply Chain, Program Management, Capture Management, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and Logistics

  • Ensure compliance with RFP, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and internal policies/processes

  • Ensure schedule adherence and work multiple proposals with competing deadlines

  • Generate estimating instructions and facilitate cost proposal kick-off events

  • Support proposal reviews to brief pricing, cost issues and risks to management

  • Coordinate the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from internal customers

  • Generate detailed pricing using the estimates, pricing models, and proposal structure, in alignment with the pricing strategy

  • Develop and prepare pricing outputs including cost volumes in accordance with solicitation requirements

  • Research and analyze historical data

  • Interact with other functional areas to troubleshoot issues in support of proposal requirements and deadlines

  • Develop and understand cost models to support proposal efforts and overall pricing strategy

  • Support risk and opportunity assessment, quantification, and analysis during the proposal process

  • Thoroughly review proposal pricing of other analysts to assure compliance and quality

  • Support fact finding, audits, customer negotiations, and certifications while ensuring TINA compliance during all aspects of the proposal process

  • Support Pricing and Estimating team initiatives and continuous improvement


Basic Qualifications for a Pricing Analyst Level 2:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting/Mathematics or related area

  • 3+ Years of combined experience in Pricing/Finance/Contracts/Business or 1+ years with a Master's Degree

  • Understanding of procurement policies, procedures and regulations

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Strong organizational skills, as well as very good oral and written communications

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgement to problem solving

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools/applications

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Pricing Analyst Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting/Mathematics or related area

  • 6+ Years of combined experience in Pricing/Finance/Contracts/Business or 4+ years with a Master's Degree

  • In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures and regulations

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and complete work timely in a deadline driven environment

  • Proactive, eager to learn and challenge yourself

  • Excellent communication and coordination skills

  • A team player that possesses excellent problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex issues

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools/applications

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Aerospace/defense industry experience

  • Working understanding of TCoPD (Truthful Cost or Pricing Data) and FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) requirements

  • Working understanding of Pricing & Estimating processes

  • Experience using Pro-Pricer and/or CostPoint

  • Risk Analysis and S-curve technique experience

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

Job Category : Contracts And Pricing