Principal/Sr Principal Contract AdministratorElkridge, MD

Requisition ID: R10163872

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Elkridge, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Senior Principal Contracts Administrator based out of Elkridge, MD. This position will be staffed as a hybrid role from the Troy Hill (Elkridge, MD) office. This position offers the 9/80 schedule.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • As an integral member of the Land and Maritime Sensors Business Unit, the Contract Administrator will:

  • Be responsible for supporting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide and ensure proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements.

  • Serve as the Contracts lead and be an embedded member of a large, complex International DCS program management team, supporting program success and new growth opportunities across the portfolio.

  • Require a thorough understanding of contracting and experience negotiating complex terms and conditions and will primarily focus on both new and continued execution of various direct commercial sale procurement contracts, post-production support, and warranty. International DCS and USG contracts are also included within the portfolio, as is the extensive review and administration associated with select new business pursuits across the Operating Unit.

  • Participate in contract proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contract activities to manage assigned contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • As primary interface with customer, will ensure that contractual obligations are communicated and understood, ensure fulfillment of contract requirements, manage contract changes, and maintain historical information.

Associated responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing terms and conditions to address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, and all other potential risk areas and recommending risk mitigation strategies.

  • Under general supervision, developing solutions to both routine and complex contractual matters to ensure company compliance with contract requirements on assigned programs.

  • Assisting management in achieving financial goals related to cash management and sales.

  • Preparing written communications with internal and external customers for assigned contractual matters

  • Maintaining contract data into Contract Management System and/or Enterprise Accounting System.

  • Ensuring timely delivery of all contractual deliverables, and submission of invoices.

This role will have significant visibility within high visibility programs, including Division, Sector, and potentially some Corporate, submittals and reviews and must manage tight deadlines in a complex environment. This individual must have the ability to meet high performance expectations in a very dynamic environment. Excellent communication is a must as the selected candidate will be directly involved in negotiations with the customer as a strategic team member. Our team is looking for someone who wants to grow and get experience with different contract types.

Basic Qualifications A03:

  • (Principal Contract Administrator A03) Bachelor's degree with 6 years of experience in contracts or related field - OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of experience in contracts or related field. We will consider 10 yrs of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Working knowledge of commercial contracting.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

  • Ability to travel internationally 10% of the time

  • US Citizenship

Basic Qualifications A04:

  • (Sr. Principal Contract Administrator A04) Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience in contracts or related field - OR - a Master's degree with 8 years of experience in contracts or related field. We will consider 14 yrs of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Working knowledge of commercial contracting.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

  • Ability to travel internationally 10% of the time

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications for both A03 and A04:

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS and/or government regulations

  • Law, business, or relevant advanced degree

  • Experience/familiarity with large federal and/or commercial international programs

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: $84,600 - $127,000

Salary Range 2: $104,900 - $157,300

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