Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator (Missile Products BU)) Plymouth, MN

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 (NGDS), Missile Products Business Unit, is seeking a Contract Administrator (Level 2) / Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3) to join its team of qualified and diverse professionals within the Fuze & Warhead Operating Unit (OU). This position will be located on-site with the team in Plymouth, MN.

The Principal Contract Administrator will interface with integrated program teams and all levels of senior management and customer counterparts, including program managers, business managers, capture managers, pricing, and proposal teams to perform the following contract administration responsibilities:

  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Examine project costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Take an active role in proposal support; managing contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process to ensure proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements.

  • Perform risk assessment of proposals and contracts terms and conditions and assist program office in development of risk mitigation strategies.

  • Develop and process contract sign-off packages, managing the approval process for proposals, contracts and modifications.

  • Ensure contract performance in accordance with company policies/procedures and legal requirements, including Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), International Traffic and Arms (ITAR), Risk Work Authorizations (RWAs), Data Requests, Property Requests, Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

  • Understand, assess, and evaluate contract provisions, clauses, regulations (including FAR and DFARS clauses), flow-downs and subcontract requirements

  • Maintain official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence with customer

  • Advise program teams and management of contractual rights and obligations and as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Administer daily contract activities for a variety of contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed price; 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 systems

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

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

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications Contract Administrator (Level 2) :

  • This position requires strong analytical skills and relevant experience. Will consider a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 7 years professional experience

  • Will also consider: Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience or Master's degree and 1 years of experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD (Department of Defense) Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3) :

  • This position requires strong analytical skills and relevant experience. Will consider a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years professional experience

  • Will also consider: Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience or Master's degree and 4 years of experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD (Department of Defense) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS clauses

  • Experience in the Defense 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

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with both internal and external customers

Salary Range: $82,400 - $123,600

Salary Range 2: $67,000 - $100,400

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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