Northrop Grumman Contracts & Pricing Manager 2 in Oxnard, California

Astro Aerospace, a Strategic Business Unit of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, is currently in search of a Contracts & Pricing Manager 2 to support our Business Management group in our Oxnard, CA, facilities. Astro is the industry leader in space deployable systems, and since 1958, Astro Aerospace has enabled complex missions to Earth orbit, Mars and beyond with innovative deployable space structures and mechanisms. Our products have been successfully employed on hundreds of space missions with 100% successful deployments in space.

The Contracts & Pricing Manager will be responsible for the following:

Contract Management

  • Reviews, drafts, revises and negotiates contracts. Monitors contract performance and compliance, advises senior management on both government and commercial contract requirements and procedures.

  • Supervises proposal preparation; executes non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), reviews and provides terms and conditions to strategies, oversees contract modification, direct IWO administration; settles disputes regarding contractual interpretation, conditions or compliance with legal requirements.

  • Complies with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and FAR supplements and other contract terms and conditions.

  • Oversees the contract change process, develops strategies for negotiation in alignment with company objectives and leads negotiations for complex contracts.

  • Negotiates contracts and escalates complex legal and factual issues to assist in resolution.

  • Communicates and manages workflow of all contract stages.

  • Prepares metrics on contract operations for reporting to management.

  • Stays current with new laws and proposed legislation, inform your team, and interprets the potential impact on current and future contracts.

  • Leads special contract-related projects as necessary. Provide input and instruction to all functions that support ongoing contract administration process.

Price & Cost Estimating Management (review & assign staff to)

  • Estimates labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers.

  • Analyzes specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of materials, or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data.

  • Collects cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors and vendors.

  • Computes cost estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor.

  • Prepares and maintains historical cost data.

  • Creates cost models for cost estimating elements.

  • Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors and subcontractors.

  • Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal/external representatives.

  • Keep current, create, update, and manage assigned policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Business Law, Finance or related field.

  • Must have five (5) to ten (10) years of experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts and agreements. Experience within an aerospace environment desirable.

  • Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to apply valuable knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), procurement, ethics, government property, intellectual property, export licensing restrictions, and Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA).

  • Understanding of the procurement process, from requisition to contract enforcement.

  • Experience directly supervising staff and providing objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines and general policies.

  • Experience supporting cross-functional work environment, for example (but not limited to) Program Management and Cost Management interfaces, which address program contract needs and scope-creep by containing the statement of work to the four corners of the contract; and EVMS requirements on a large system development-type contract.

  • Participation in various reviews such as Senior Management Review, Non-Advocate Reviews (NAR), support Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE), and input to Risk Reviews Boards, etc.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or JD.

  • Experience using ProPricer.

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