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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator / Secret / Interim Secret in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

The Northrop Grumman Logistics & Modernization Division of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is looking for a Contract Administrator Level 3 to join our Oklahoma City Aircraft Maintenance & Material Support Operating Unit (AMMS) in Oklahoma City, OK. This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills and will represent the organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. This position will require interaction with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations and may develop and deliver presentations.

You will be responsible for administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts. You will be responsible for conducting proposal preparation (preparing bids), contract negotiation, contract administration, review and approval of contractual documentation and customer contact activities to protect the company and provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. You will examine estimates of material, equipment services, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. This position will be responsible for processing specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information.

In this position, you will be required to perform fairly complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment, plan schedules, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives. You will have a complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards and full knowledge of industry practices and exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.


Basic Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or Master's degree with 4 years relevant experience.

2. A demonstrated understanding of and experience with FAR and DFARS, especially with FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 15.

3. Experience with various contract types such as Time & Material, Cost types, Firm Fixed Price, etc.

4. Effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills.

5. Ability to effectively work with and brief the management of other organizations (program management, subcontracts, business management, and supply chain management) as well as representatives of Government agencies

6. Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast paced environment.

7. Ability to obtain and maintain a current Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in U.S. Government Department of Defense contract administration & management.

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others to include mentoring and developing a team.

3. Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.

4. National Contract Management Association - Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).

5. Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed.

6. Current Secret security clearance.

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.

Job Category : Business Management