Contract Administration Manager 3Plymouth, MN

Requisition ID: R10157355

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Weapon Systems Division, Armament Systems Business Unit (BU) is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join its team as the Ammunition Operating Unit (OU) Manager of Contracts Administration 3 located on-site in Plymouth, MN (This is not a full-time remote position and requires the selected candidate to work on-site in Plymouth, MN). This position will report directly to the Director of Contracts for the Armament Systems BU and will support a robust international and domestic portfolio of programs and provide leadership to the contracts team. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and regular interaction with various levels of executive management to include various functional organizations throughout the OU, BU, Division, and Sector levels.

Essential Functions:

  • This position will provide leadership, support, professional development, and training as needed in all aspects of the contracts discipline

  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contract professionals to include training, mentoring/guidance, directing daily activities, delegating work assignments, and ensuring compliance, accuracy, and timely work assignment completion of direct reports

  • Candidate is required to have in depth understanding of the Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and commercial terms and conditions to negotiate all types of United States Government, commercial and international contractual instruments, and agreements

  • The candidate will collaborate across functions to advise and support competitive and sole source Request for Proposals (RFPs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and Teaming Agreements and will need to have knowledge of International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • This position will ensure compliance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications

  • The candidate will also be an advisor to the OU and BU on contractual rights and obligations, to include risk mitigation. Candidate should be able to compile and analyze data, maintain historical information, and engage in strategic priorities as needed

  • The position is responsible for supervision and development of a number of Contracts professional and administrative employees that support the OU. This includes responsibility for hiring, training, and assigning the workload for its direct reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 12 years of professional Contract Administration related experience, 10 years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree or related discipline or a Master's degree with 8 years relevant experience

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

  • At least 7 years of experience negotiating and administering various contract types both domestic and international (i.e., Middle East, Europe, Asia) of varying sizes and types of agreements

  • Expert knowledge of FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations); as well as experience with different contract types

  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations

  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel several times annually, both domestically and internationally

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site in Plymouth, MN

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated people leadership and/or supervisory/management experience

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others

  • Must possess excellent problem solving and decision-making skills that support accomplishment of discipline objective to resolve complex problems and minimize risk to the Corporation

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

  • Knowledge of Contract Management System (CMS) and/or Cost Point

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, etc.


Salary Range: $142,600 - $213,800

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.