Manager Contract Administration 2Baltimore, 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.

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, Tactical Fighters Business Unit is seeking a Manager, Contracts Administration 2 to join their team in Linthicum, MD. This position is perfect for the Contracts Manger that wants a broad scope; inclusive of:

  • Sustainment Contracts (Performance-Based Logistics and Master Repair Agreements)

  • People Leadership, coaching and development

The successful candidate will manage Contract Representatives for the EODAS and Sustainment Operating Unit (OU) in support of F-35 Radar and EODAS products. This is a hybrid position, and you should expect to be in the Linthicum, MD office no less than 3 days per week.

What You'll Get to Do :


  • Review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements, and adherence to company policies. Therefore, a keen attention to detail is essential.

  • Plan and execute 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 with program, technical, and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based on the requirements of the resulting contracts.

  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, offer guidance, and work cooperatively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, legal, export, and security.

  • Ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources.

  • Demonstrate commitment and energy to meet customer needs with the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation, or email format with different levels of Management.

  • Administer, extend, negotiate, and execute standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Conduct 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.

  • Build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement to assist with growing this important business area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years or a Master's degree with 7+ years to include 3+ years of relevant Contracts or Management experience. We will consider 13 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree

  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve contract objectives

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite of Applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ability to use SAP

  • Proven leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to mentor and train assigned staff

  • Proposal development and negotiation skills and the ability to build strong customer relations

What 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: $119,800 - $179,600

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.