Specialist, Business Operations

Aerojet Rocketdyne   •  

Huntsville, AL

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 48 days ago

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.

We are seeking a Specialist, Business Operations to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

The primary responsibilities of the Business Specialist are to prepare and maintain budgets, establish earnings plans, and develop estimates at completion of assigned government aerospace/defense projects. The Business Specialist will apply Earned Value Management, finance, and accounting skills; approve requisitions; prepare financial reporting on a major defense program; use metrics associated with management best practices; and prepare reports to reflect Awards, Sales, Profit, and Cash. The Business Specialist may also assist proposal teams, develop Bases-of-Estimate, provide actuals data, and support fact-finding/negotiations.

Some travel will be required.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working with minimal direction:

30% - Provide technical direction to Business Analysts.

20% - Manage costs of government contracts.

20% - Approve/review Earned Value Management Report Data.

10% - Present Cost and Schedule data to internal managment and external customers.

10% - Develop and manage Business Plans, 5-Year Strategic Plans including Awards, Sales, Profit, Cash Flow and Staffing Forecasts.

10% - Approve/review Contract changes, proposals, and procurement requisitions.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and ten (10) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree in Business Administration is preferred.

Must be experienced in program cost and schedule management and demonstrate the ability to implement processes and methods in accordance with business management systems and leadership decisions. Demonstrated performance in business operations, including a detailed knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), performance measurement systems, command media, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Excellent verbal and written communication skills for reports, procedures, and directives.

US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.