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EMAC Department Director - Security Clearance Required

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. Aerospace invites highly qualified candidates to apply to be the new director of our Economic and Market Analysis Center (EMAC). EMAC plays a critical role in informing Aerospace's customers and stakeholders on current industry market conditions, performs analytics on specific market segments, and conducts due diligence assessments on individual companies. EMAC analysis/analytical products influence decision makers on strategic national security challenges and draw engagement/visibility from senior stakeholders, including the White House, Congress, the US Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community. EMAC plays an increasingly particularly pivotal role at a time of unprecedented change in the Space enterprise. EMAC is a unique and evolving capability that supports a wide range of customers in the National Security, civil, commercial, and international space communities to inform acquisitions and in particular, for high demand and transformational commercial space portfolios. The ideal candidate for this position brings experience from the investing community, a strong engineering or analytical background, a proven track record of building and leading high performing teams, and a demonstrated ability to successfully engage with internal and external executive leaders. Job Summary Aerospace's Acquisition Analysis and Planning Subdivision (AAPS) is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking leader to be the next Department Director for EMAC. EMAC combines deep insights into venture capital investing, market dynamics, economics, finance, data analytics, US space needs, engineering, and technology to conduct data driven due diligence assessments and develop critical insights and market intelligence. EMAC applies these to inform senior decision makers and enable US Government and Key Partners manage risk and make informed tradeoffs to a) successfully leverage commercial capabilities and b) navigate a rapidly evolving commercial space ecosystem. What You'll Be Doing Recruit, hire, mentor, develop, and lead a mix of business, financial, analytical, and engineering staff to deliver timely and innovative economic and market assessments and enable informed acquisition decisions and risk mitigation approaches Effectively manage and grow a geographically distributed department Enable high performance teams, who deliver acquisition and systems engineering planning, to integrate business and market intelligence into their acquisition processes and strategic program planning. Develop and implement the department's strategy, grow department capabilities, shape and respond to demand signals, and guide the department's research and development portfolio. Build and scale teams with unique skills and coordinate staffing and priorities to ensure excellent support to customers. Personally perform & lead economic or market analysis tasks as appropriate, including hands on development. Assign resources, estimate staffing needs, coordinate activities, and connect with requisite stakeholders. Collaborate with outside organizations to provide technical support and outreach for EMAC's technical capabilities. Develop and maintain relationships with program offices to sustain the department's activities. Work with other departments across Aerospace to deliver innovative solutions and scale corporate economic and market analysis capabilities. Work with the AAPS leadership team to deliver the AAPS strategy to build our brand, grow our capabilities, deliver excellence, and elevate our impact. Work across AAPS and Aerospace to develop solutions that enable enterprise mission success, deliver technical excellence, people excellence, and operational excellence. What You Need to be Successful Master's degree in business, finance, market research, or related field with exposure to engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, or related science field Minimum of 10 years of applicable experience working space-related investment analysis, commercial acquisition risks, working with Wall Street or defense and national security space industry stakeholders, or commercial satellite service providers Applicable experience working space-related investment analysis, commercial acquisition risks, working with Wall Street or defense and national security space industry stakeholders, or commercial satellite service providers Demonstrated strengths in several of the following: technology forecasting and road-mapping, data science, financial and market analysis, econometrics, business case or business plan analysis, and industrial base/benchmarking analysis Demonstrated experience in formulation of business assessment task planning, working in cross-functional or cross-organizational teams (USG, FFRDC, contractor), issue resolution, and orchestrating task balance across a team. Previous experience leading highly technical project teams. Strategic thinking and ability to successfully lead teams through ambiguity and managing competing timelines Ability to provide departmental strategic and budget planning, workforce planning, recruiting, and staffing, succession planning, personnel development, and customer relationships, in a fast-paced environment. Consistent track record of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal and working relationships with different levels of corporate staff, peers, management, program offices, customers, and contractors. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral A commitment to an inclusive environment that fosters excellence and collaboration Willing to travel domestically up to 10%. This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: Previous management experience (e.g., associate director). Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills for interactions at all organizational levels Proven ability to successfully engage with senior executives and external audiences Experience working in a program office setting, managing matrix support, and developing statements of work. Demonstrated experience in obtaining resources from program offices to support department research priorities. Recognition as a subject matter expert with publications, presentations, or contributions to the broader community of practice Experience in a commercial satellite service organization, especially related to business development, market research, or raising capital financing Advanced degree in a related field or equivalent experience/certification Familiarity with Aerospace Corporation's customers and working in a classified environment Current DoD TS and SSBI/SCI clearance Leadership Competencies Operates Strategically Demonstrates ability to develop a vision and execute strategies Anticipates and generates solutions a head of need Pivots with agility when circumstances change Engages with Impact Effectively communications with purpose, clarity, and authenticity Builds trust, inspires others, and develops top talent for growth and leadership succession Collaborates to generate optimal enterprise solutions Leads Change Motivates people to thrive in the face of uncertainty Effectively navigates with multiple stakeholders whose interest are not always aligned Fosters Innovation Creates an environment where it is safe to challenge the status quo, experiment, and take risks Champions diversity and inclusion Delivers Results Makes decisions with an enterprise mindset that considers operational and financial factors We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. (Min - Mid - Max) $180,000 - $205,000 - $230,000 Pay Basis: Annual Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include: Comprehensive health care and wellness plans Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire Flexible spending accounts Variable pay program for exceptional contributions Relocation assistance Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career Education assistance programs An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. 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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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