Manager Contract Administration 1 (Security Clearance REQUIRED)Baltimore, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Manager, Contract Administration 1 based out of Linthicum, MD. This position offers the 9/80 schedule.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Manager, Contract Administration 1 will join the Airborne Multifunction Sensors (AMS) Division, Advanced Tactical Programs (ATP) Operating Unit (OU) contracts team, supporting the ATP Development Director. The ATP OU is comprised of multiple restricted, highly visible, and fast-paced programs. The Manager, Contract Administration 1 will provide day-to-day guidance and oversight to the team of four Contract Administrators as they act as the primary interface with business partners and prime/USG customers for proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration.

The Manager, Contract Administration 1 will lead the team in their management of assigned contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Associated responsibilities include:

Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight of the administration, extension, negotiation, and close out of standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Offers guidance of proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contract activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment.

  • Executes the flow of critical information between the program director and internal stakeholders such as Global Supply Chain, Business Management, and the Law Department.

  • Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Reviews bids; generates progress and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

  • Helps mentor and train the Contracts Team in all aspects above as part of team work and collaboration, as well as Teambuilding initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in contracts / related field - OR - a Master's degree with 3 years of experience in contracts / related field - OR - years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong proposal development skills, and solid negotiation skills

  • Current active Secret level clearance

  • US Citizenship

  • Contracts/Administration in a FAR/DFARS environment

  • Background in DoD contracting, prior experience with the USG and/or major defense contractor customers

  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements

  • Proficiency in MS Office including Outlook, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP/SAR experience

  • Demonstrated 1+ year(s) of leadership or supervisor experience

  • Law, business, or relevant advanced degree

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.