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Contract Administration Manager

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/10/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 19020120
Keywords: manager, operations

Job Description

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services, Global Logistics & Modernization Division is seeking a Manager Contracts Administration to join its team supporting its US Army's Special Electronics Mission Aircraft (SEMA) Life Cycle Services Contract in Huntsville, Alabama. The successful applicant will have overall contracts management responsibilities for the SEMA program, under the Airborne Systems Integration Center's (ASIC) Operating Unit, will be a direct report to the ASIC Contracts Leadership, and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the program directors, managers, business managers, operations manager, and other technical and functional teams on the SEMA Contract.

Roles and responsibilities include the management and professional development of 2-3 Contracts Administrators. The successful candidate will also be responsible for all aspects of the SEMA portfolio from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance, risk mitigation and change management. Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy sand employee engagement is a key priority.

As the Contract Manager, you will review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies. You will also be responsible for planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature, responding to regular and proactive interface and effective collaboration is required with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contract, change management discipline and to ensure timeliness of CDRL submissions.

The Contract Manager's responsibility includes being able to make decisions in a timely manner, offer guidance and work cooperatively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, export and security for seamless contract administration.

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Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field -OR- Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience; on an additional 4 years of work experience can be substituted in lieu of the degree
  • Strong working knowledge of the FAR, DFARS and other U.S. Federal Government contract regulations.   
  • Proven successful experience in administering complex contracts, including experience with all contract types including firm fixed price, cost reimbursable, T&M contracts and Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and Outside the Contiguous United States (OCONUS) contracts.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with the customer (i.e. ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active engagement and working internal relationships required during the life of the program specifically with Program Management and the Supply Chain Organization.
  • Active engagement and working relationships required during the life of the program specifically with the Contracts and Program Management organization at Fixed Wing and Army Contracting Command.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Army Regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed.

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.