Manager, Contract Administrator 2

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join its team of qualified, diverse individuals, supporting its Missile Defense & Protective Systems Division (MDPS). The successful applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s MDPS Division contracts organization and will have overall contracts management responsibilities for the AIR C2 Operating Unit. The location for this position is in McLean, VA. The successful candidate will be a direct report to Global Mission Command Systems Business Unit Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Operating Unit Director, business managers, operations manager, capture managers, and other functional teams throughout the Operating Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of portfolio from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Candidate’s ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is a key priority to assist with growing this important business area. The Contract Manager will review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company’s contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies and therefore a keen attention to detail is essential. Candidate will also be responsible for planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature and achieving targeted profit rates as well as favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals. 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 contracts, 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. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of five (5) staff personnel and for providing objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines & general policies while maintaining a strong level of engagement. Contract Manager must be a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives, has the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Contract Manager’s ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation or e-mail format with different levels of Management is key.


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s with at least 10 years of experience in Contract administration or related field.

Knowledge of pricing principles and FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations a must.

Ability to apply sound judgment to proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships.

Proven track record of strong customer intimacy and engagement is key.

Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Critical thinking skills, problem solving and risk mitigation proficiency is a must.

High level of overall “Objectivity” and the impact upon strategy beyond proficiency in administration.

Leadership and Independent Skills Required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Secret clearance and the ability to obtain a TS is required.

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.

Company: Northrop Grumman

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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