Contracts Manager 2Boulder, CO

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 Space Systems is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Payload & Ground Systems Division, specifically, the Operational Exploitation Systems (OES) Operating Unit (OU). As the OU Contracts Manager, this individual will be responsible for managing a team primarily based in Boulder, CO. This role will be in-office, with potential for the successful candidate to engage in a hybrid work schedule.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the OES OU contracts' portfolio delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of contract administration/staff personnel, contracts within the OU's portfolio, and the OU's captures.

The selected candidate will also be required to provide task-oriented direction, utilizing management guidelines, general policies and maintain a strong level of engagement, while dynamically leading, inspiring, motivating and developing a team of contract professionals.

Job duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

  • 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 with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the tender and 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, export and security

  • Be a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives while displaying the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources

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

  • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate 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

  • Prepare bids; process specifications, progress, and other reports; advise management of contractual rights and obligations; compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of Contracts Administration or Business Management experience - OR - Master's Degree with 6+ years of Contracts Administration or Business Management Experience

  • Will consider an additional 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types and sizes and negotiating and administering various types of agreements with the United States Government or commercial entities

  • Understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations, including the FAR and DFARS

  • Prior leadership experience, including employee development and task delegation

  • Ability to obtain a US government security clearance at the Secret level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent professional certification

  • Prior people management experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate with and influence others

  • Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail

  • Advanced contract administration and negotiation skills

  • Current, active US Government Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $125,500 - $188,300

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 most positions.