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Senior Business Manager

The Aerospace Corporation | Chantilly VA 20153 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/15/2021

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In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

We are seeking a Senior Business Manager to become a member of the National Systems Group supporting two divisions, Ground and Communication Division, and Systems Engineering and Launch Division. This position will be a valued business partner to senior leadership, providing financial planning, data analysis/reporting, and project management support.  Responsibilities include formulation and management of budgets, financial analyses, strategic partnership with leadership to achieve organizational goals, and coordination with various corporate organizations to ensure successful business operations.

Key Functions

  • An integral member of the Division s management team who significantly contributes to business-related decision making, identification of process improvements, and leads process change implementation
  • Develop and manage financial processes for the Divisions including budget forecasting, execution, controls, and procurement activities.  
  • Monitor and communicate trends, interpret data analytics and assess implications along with developing actionable strategies. Identify opportunities for future savings, cost efficiencies and operational efficiencies within the organization.
  • Optimize compliance with contracts and corporate policies
  • Provide monthly and ad hoc support to a variety of financial and operational projects, including planning, scheduling, tracking of deliverables and monitoring performance
  • Maintain strong working relationships with customers to identify and secure STE allocations and funding. Provide monthly financial status updates to customers
  • Ensure timely communication of action items and project status to Division.  Provide regular business updates at meetings.  Serve as primary liaison with corporate service organizations
  • Identify and facilitate procurement of equipment and services necessary to accomplish programmatic objectives; coordinate, submit, and track Special Purpose Plant Equipment (SPPE) projects
  • Manage facility requirements for staff at multiple geographically-dispersed customer facilities including office space planning; coordinating facilities/equipment maintenance, moves, and other requirements
  • Provide leadership for the administrative support team. Communicate organizational and corporate processes and provide mentoring/guidance
  • Ensure adherence to security and safety policies throughout the organization; manage maintenance and testing of the Divisions Business Continuity Plan


  • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in accounting, finance management, or business management
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to independently create and accurately analyze data
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in the use of MS Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with financial systems, such as SAP, Business Warehouse, data analytics, knowledge management and/or collaboration tools
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) to support the preparation and presentation of briefings for internal dissemination
  • Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


  • Experience in budget forecasting and tracking
  • Ability to anticipate the need for, develop, and implement business processes and reports to keep management informed of financial status
  • Strong experience in finance and administrative business functions
  • Knowledge of Tableau visualization tool
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with various organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with corporate service organizations (e.g., Finance, IT, Facilities, Security, and Corporate Communications) and effectively interface with all levels of management and staff
  • Current TOP SECRET/SCI clearance is a plus

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,  genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review  The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law  poster and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location Chantilly, VA, 20153, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SSBI

Location Maptop

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Job Code R000239