Director, Business Management

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 64 days ago

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As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will participate in the development of space launch vehicles for various spaceflight systems. We are seeking a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills that can thrive in a fast paced environment. In this hands-on position, you'll work to increase the speed and efficiency of our programs by supporting the timely delivery, quality and transparency of financial data to support the business unit’s decisions.


  • Partner with the business to assist and ensure the timely delivery and requisite transparency and quality of finance data to support the company’s business
  • Act as primary department resource between accounting, business planning, contracts, program management, and operational management on financial and performance issues.
  • Drive program financial accountability by assessing compliance with program budgets, interrogating decisions with large financial impacts, and tracking key financial metrics.
  • Act as a business and financial sounding board to managers within programs to enable better decision-making and operational excellence
  • Oversees the development, analysis and maintenance of:
    • Strategic and operating plans as they relate to financial statements and business cases
    • Performance results, variance analyses and understanding of operational and financial performance
    • Financial performance variances; identifies, analyzes and reports results; performs risk and opportunity analyses and provides potential solutions; works with program to develop recovery plans
    • Financial performance measurement baselines (including elements of EVM)
    • Financial forecasts for the program and its various elements
    • Revenue forecasts
    • Resource forecasts (labor) and estimates at completion (EACs) at the element and program level
    • Detailed 1-yearbudget and 5-year forecast for the program and its various elements
  • Documents and communicates financial objectives, performance, variance analysis, issues and actions.
  • Supports the program with
    • Development of 5-year plan for the program
    • Development of estimates and pricing for proposals and other data analyses (risk, financial, etc)
    • Preparation of data for contracts, proposals and agreements, and customer requests for information
    • Review of business cases for large financial expenditures (e.g. CAPEX)
    • Supplier Management/Procurement: cost/price analyses of supplier proposals for procurement of material and capital expenditures; supplier source selection; supplier financial and operational audits


  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline such as Business, Finance or Accounting and ten (10) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong background in accounting/budgeting/finance, and knowledgeable of US GAAP and IT accounting issues.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, earned value management system procedures and application.
  • Experience performing budgeting, estimates at completion, revenue recognition, forecasting, earned value, planning and applicable analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics, analytical aptitude, strong oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with estimating and pricing procedures, audit methods, and MS Office.
  • Strong communication skills in technical work environments
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or a science field
  • Experience and knowledge with industry pricing software.
  • Experience in finance in a government contracting/government cost accounting environment preferred.
  • Experience in industrial, manufacturing or highly-engineered product companies
  • Understanding of applicable federal acquisition regulations plus a strong knowledge of current (TINA) disclosure requirements.
  • General knowledge of estimating and pricing procedures, writing and audit methods; familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Standards, and contracting requirements.
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