Contract Administration Manager 2Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10160868

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Northridge, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Contract Administration Manager 2 to lead our team of qualified, diverse professionals to support our Advanced Weapons Business Unit (BU). The selected candidate will report directly to the Advanced Weapons Business Unit Contracts Director and support the Advanced Weapons Operating Unit portfolio which includes Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW), next generation advanced precision strike weapons, digital engineering and multiple restricted programs. This position will be located with our team in Northridge, CA.

Relocation package, sign on bonus and schedule flexibility may be available.

Essential Function:

  • Provides leadership, training, and guidance to direct reports

  • 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

  • Manage one or more major DoD contracts in an effective and efficient manner, to include hands-on contract management for assigned programs and proactive leadership in all areas of the contract management function, including solicitation review, proposal management, negotiations, contract administration, change management enforcement, cash flow management and contract closeout actions.

  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information

  • Responsible for direct reports’ performance in all facets of contracts administration support.

  • Serves as the primary interface with the customer

  • Facilitates the proposal review process and ensures internal reviews are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Must have one of the following: High School and 14 years of contracts experience, Bachelors and 10 years related experience, or a Master’s degree and 8 years related experience

  • 2 + years of management experience and demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent

  • Prior experience with DoD contracts or subcontracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 + years of prior experience as a contracts manager leading a team of contracts professionals

  • Active Top Secret Clearance preferred3 or more years direct Prime Systems contracting experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience with DoD contracts or subcontracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel)

  • Experience with proposals, pricing, project management

  • MRP systems

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • Minimum of 7 years of DoD and international contract management experience. ACAT program experience highly desirable.


Salary Range: $125,500 - $188,300

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.