Manager Contract Administration 1 Baltimore, MD

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.

Job Description

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, Airborne Multifunction Sensors Division (AMS), Tactical Fighters (TF) Business Unit (BU) is seeking a Contracts Manager 1 to join our team. This position will support the development programs in the Sensor Development and Production Operating Unit (OU) and will report to the OU Contracts Manager. The development programs are fast-paced / ever-changing and involve a significant amount of proposal work.

This position is located in Linthicum, MD on a hybrid schedule .

What You'll Get to Do:

This manager position will lead the Development Contracts Team to deliver strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance, and risk mitigation, while ensuring proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements. The successful candidate will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the PMO Director, Program Managers, Business Management Team, GSC, Engineering, and other functional teams as necessary.

Responsibilities of the Sensor Development Contracts Manager include:

  • Supporting proposal and negotiation efforts with existing customers;

  • Training, leading, and mentoring a team of four (4) contracts professionals; and

  • Building and maintaining strong customer relationships.

The Sensor Development Contracts Manager must possess the ability to work collaboratively with the Program Team, effectively manage external customers, and provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts. The successful candidate must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and be a strategic thinker.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience working in Contracts Administration or related field or 3 years of experience with a master's degree

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Contracts Administration in a FAR/DFARS environment

  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and various types of agreements

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

  • Able to prioritize and pivot when priorities change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in DoD contracting, prior experience with the USG and/or major defense contractor customers

  • Demonstrated 1+ years of leadership or supervisory experience

  • Experience working development programs

  • Current DoD Secret clearance is a plus

  • MBA or JD is a plus but is not required

W hat We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $97,200 - $145,800

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.

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.