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Northrop Grumman Staff Contract Administrator in Linthicum, Maryland

Northrop Grumman has a challenging opportunity in Contract Administration. The Staff Contract Administrator position will be responsible for Advanced Program Contracts, within Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) Division, and will serve a key role for our dynamic and fast-paced advanced business area, interfacing with key internal and external stakeholders

The Contract Administrator will act as the primary interface with customers and business partners in conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation and contract administration. The Contract Administrator will administer, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts. Conducts 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. Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

  • Proposal preparation will include: examining proposal requirements and estimates, preparing bids, analyzing terms and conditions to evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Contract administration includes processing contractual documentation and reports, advising management of contractual rights and obligations, compilation and analyses of data, and maintenance of historical information. Facilitate proper shipment, billing, and payment collection for deliveries, interfacing with DCMA as required. Preparation of weekly/monthly reports and maintenance of the contracts and accounting databases (SAP and Microsoft Access) will be required. Daily interaction with customer representatives is expected.

  • Interacting and consulting daily with Northrop Grumman and customer leadership. Communication with technical and operations organizations is needed to provide guidance and direction to staff, project management and peers.

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires 15+ years of a combined experience in contracts, subcontracts, procurement or business management with a Bachelor's Degree; 13+ years of a combined contracts, subcontracts, procurement or business management with a Master's Degree.

The successful candidate will have experience negotiating and administering various contract types (e.g. CPIF, CPIF, FFP, CPFF, etc.) of varying sizes, as well as NDAs. Knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting Regulations is a must with the ability to apply sound judgment to proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships.

In addition, to be considered for this position, you must minimally possess the knowledge skills and abilities listed below:

  • Experience advising management and project teams of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretations of terms and conditions.

  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Experience creating and delivering presentations to stakeholders and leadership.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with proven time management and problem solving skills.

  • Active Top Secret clearance that has been adjudicated within the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with any of these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Law, business, or engineering degree

Experience with large federal programs

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.

Job Category : Contracts And Pricing