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Specialist, Business Operations

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Canoga Park
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our website at www.Rocket.com

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Business/Cost Analyst at our Space Launch Headquarters in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).

In this role you will prepare and maintain time-phased budgets, establish earnings plans and develop estimates at completion of assigned government and commercial aerospace projects.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

50% - Apply earned value management, finance and accounting expertise to develop new financial reporting concepts and techniques on a major defense program. Must be able to exercise sound judgment in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Budget and track program cost performance (external and internal financial reports) using a combination of mathematical and Excel skills. Interpret and analyze Integrated Master Schedules and the impact on resources, costs, and risks. Perform risk based analysis.

30% - Interface with Integrated Product Team members and Program Manager on financial issues using a combination of written and verbal communication skills.

10% - Provide forecast of program awards, sales and profit using Excel skills.

10% - Develop and provide staffing forecast.

Secondary Job Functions: Create financial spreadsheets and input data in Program Management Information Systems. Interface with management and customers on financial matters.

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and fourteen (14) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated knowledge of Earned Value Management techniques. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Understanding of scheduling and risk analysis. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with various levels throughout the company.

Some travel may be required.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Los Angeles , Specialist, Business Operations, Other , Canoga Park, California

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