Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Strategic Initiatives Analyst 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Strategic Alignment team, which is part of the sector’s Strategy & Business Development organization. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA but may consider full-time remote. The Senior Strategic Initiatives Analyst will work in a fast pace and rapidly changing environment to assess, recommend investment/partnership opportunities, and lead the development of business cases to drive unique value for the Corporation.
The Senior Strategic Initiatives Analyst will play an integral role in the Sector’s Strategic Initiatives that include merger, acquisition, and divestitures (MA&D) and geographic strategies with responsibility for developing in-depth strategic and financial analyses of potential investment opportunities delivered to a senior management level audience. She/he will collaborate with Division/Functional strategy leads to understand priorities, gaps, and market positioning objectives. The successful candidate will support the development for meeting other portfolio shaping objectives including optimizing the business divisions within the Sector’s current portfolio • Support development and implementation of new strategic frameworks and methodologies to prioritize, de-emphasize, and shape the overall portfolio to include scenario modeling and recommendations such as business restructuring, divestiture, or market entry / exit • Proactively research, identify, assess, and recommend candidates for acquisition, partnerships, alliances and/or joint ventures by collaborating across the enterprise to classify inorganic growth opportunities and gaps • Conduct thorough candidate screening and due diligence to include synergy analysis, strategic rationale, and financial exploration • Support development of management presentations for external customers • Organize and provide oversight amongst M&A project teams to ensure timely and cohesive deliverables • Establish strong facilitative dialog and decision-making approaches that enhance understanding, foster engagement with findings and drive action • Ad hoc analysis and special projects: Respond to or support executive sponsored special projects with dynamic requirements; succinctly and accurately present findings to senior leadership • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize business and financial insights from multiple sources Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience in strategy or finance OR Master’s Degree and 8 years of experience Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance Preferred Qualifications: Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree Prior M&A, Investment Banking, or Private Equity experience Familiar with the startup and venture community Ability to interact at all levels of the organization in a professional, organized manner and be able to operate on high-level exposure projects and in agile environments Excellent analytical, oral/written communication and critical thinking skills, along with the ability to function in high pressure and short-turnaround situations Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to handle multiple priorities, and the ability to function with minimal guidance Demonstrates creativity, resourcefulness, and initiative Current DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance
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