Manager Contracts 1 - Iuka MS, or Clearfiled UT Iuka, MS

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Contracts Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our ASBU division. This leadership role is located in Iuka, MS or Clearfield, UT.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results. If this is YOU…keep reading!

Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts. Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and counsel to staff in all areas of contracts administration and contracts management including: capture strategy, solicitations, proposal development, contract negotiations and contract execution in multiple contract types (e.g., Cost Plus, FFP, FPI).

  • Administers contracts which includes the following responsibilities: ensures compliance with all contractual requirements, interprets contract requirements for program and functional leadership, drafts formal correspondence, coordinates CDRL submittal with all stakeholders, ensures timely invoicing and payment, and reviews and executes contract modifications.

  • Review and approve contractual documents for protection of company's contractual posture, adherence to company policy, and provide advice/recommendations to various levels of leadership regarding contractual rights and obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • Develop, maintain and foster highly effective customer relationships; serves as the primary interfaced with the customer

  • Work directly with program and business teams, functional and IPT leads in analyzing and developing risk mitigation strategies, protecting the contract baseline by employing strong change control oversight, developing strong contract language and various contracting approaches and strategies.

Be responsible for a contracts team that has an active role in leading the pre-award and post-award activities for a variety of contract types and customers.

  • Partners closely with Pricing & Estimating (P&E) and the Capture team to develop and implement proposal strategies.

  • Reviews and provides feedback on customer RFIs, draft RFPs, and RFPs. Guides the program and direct reports on the implications of model contract terms and conditions

  • Facilitates the proposal review process and ensures internal reviews are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures. Partners with P&E and the Capture team to create briefings for internal reviews

  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals.

  • Provides day-to-day management, oversight and direction of staff, goal setting and tracking performance, coaching, training and development of staff, and performance evaluations.

Basic Qualifications:

5 years of related experience with a Bachelors Degree or 3 years of related contracts experience with a Masters Degree.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance

Experience in government contracting

Experience with the ability to forge customer relationships and lead a team.

Solid written and verbal communication skills

Ability to receive/maintain DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

Work with other prime contractors

Active DoD security clearance


$83,300 - $124,900 - Iuka, MS

$87,900 - $131,900 - Clearfield, UT

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Salary Range: $83,300 - $131,900

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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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