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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator/ Sr Principal Contract Administrator- Huntsville, Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join its team of qualified, diverse individuals, supporting its Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division (CSMR).The successful applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's CSMR Division contracts organization and will support the MDMC Operating Unit. The successful candidate will be a direct report to MDMC Operating Unit Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the business managers, operations managers, capture managers, and other functional teams throughout the Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of portfolio from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is a key. Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management, and the customers. This Position is located at our Northrop Grumman office in Huntsville, Alabama .

In this role, the selected candidate will:

  • Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management.

  • Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal through closeout.

  • Administer daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed; such activities will include, establishing payment terms, initiating and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives;

  • Enter and manage data in the Contract Management System, financial, and delivery system.

  • Participate in customer meetings; performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process.

  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and condition are negotiated within company guidelines.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in contracts related field-OR-4 years with a Master's- OR-9 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must have the ability to obtain DoD (Department of Defense) Secret Clearance.

  • Must be able to work on-site in Huntsville, Alabama.

Sr Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience in contracts related field-OR-8 years with a Master's- OR-13 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must have the ability to obtain DoD (Department of Defense) Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site in Huntsville, Alabama.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses

  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry

  • Experience working independently on routine to moderate contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements).

  • Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price.

  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements; understanding of international contracting.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, with both internal and external customers.

Salary Range: $76,000.00 - $114,000.00Salary Range 2: $94,200.00 - $141,400.00

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.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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