F-35 Contracts Manager 2Redondo Beach, CA

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 Sector is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to lead a Contracts team within the F-35 Program in Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will report directly to the Senior Contracts Manager for the F-35 organization with dotted-line reporting to the Business Unit Director of Business Management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Build and lead a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals, providing strong leadership, training, guidance, and career development to direct reports;

  • Administers contracts and guides team in all facets of contract administration support, including: compliance with contractual requirements, interprets contract requirements for program and functional leadership, drafts and transmits formal correspondence, coordinates submittals with all stakeholders, and reviews and executes contract modifications;

  • Serves as the primary interface with the customer;

  • Leverage data analytics to drive compliance, timeliness, and inform business area decision-making;

  • Identify, develop, and recommend risk mitigation strategies to address complex issues;

  • Conducts proposal preparation for sole source proposals; serves as the lead for the proposal contracts volume and partners closely with Pricing & Estimating 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 Contracts organization 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; and

  • Develop process improvements and cultivate new resources to drive efficiencies across the portfolio.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation;

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with FAR and DFARS and prior experience with DOD contracts or subcontracts with a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.;

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

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating;

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook; and

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 7+ years of experience in Contracts or a related field OR Master's degree from an accredited university with 5+ years of experience in Contracts or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior leadership experience, either in a supervisory, team, or project lead role, and demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent; and

  • Prior experience working on a large sole source subcontractor proposal.

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: $125,500 - $183,800

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.