Principal / Sr Principal Contract Administrator Philadelphia, PA

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.

The Columbia Operating Unit is seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator to become a member of the Marine Systems Business Unit's largest program team. The position will report directly to the Manager of Contracts and will serve as the primary contact with our customer, managing a $200M per year contract that delivers precision, high-performance, machinery in full-rate production. The product line is extremely secure with significant backlog and follow-on production supporting the US Navy. This position is responsible for all formal communication with an important strategic customer, ensuring the team holds NG's favorable financial and programmatic baseline. In addition, this responsibility will also include advancing product capability with cost-type technology insertions from time to time.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal or Sr Principal Contracts Administrator based out of Philadelphia, PA. .

  • This position may be staff as a hybrid role from the Philadelphia, PA area.

  • Full-Time telework may also be considered for this role. Full-Time teleworkers are expected to travel to the Philadelphia site as needed (up to 5 - 10 times per year) to support program reviews, customer meetings, and contracts team events.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Lead and coordinate the company response to customer Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract requirements and advise the program team on risk identification and mitigation strategies

  • Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval. Coordinate and develop responses to fact-finding, evaluation notices, and requests for information (RFIs), to bolster priorities, strengthen support for the proposal, and also identify customer key items or concerns

  • Develop and execute negotiation strategy / plan to establish a framework to arrive at the most beneficial agreement possible between Northrop Grumman and the customer in the quickest timeframe possible

  • Maintain our excellent working relationship with customers to effectively communicate, administer, modify, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.

  • Oversee contract performance including schedules and deliverables and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance

  • Advise your program team of contractual rights and obligations on your assigned contracts, including interpretation of contract terms and conditions

  • Maintain and update contract documents and official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence

  • Provide direct contract support, review contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies.

  • Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations

  • Work cooperatively with the technical staff to address customer requests

This requisition may be filled as a Principal Contracts Administrator or a Sr Principal Contracts Administrator.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Contracts Administrator:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function - OR - a Master's degree with 4 years experience as described above.

  • Will consider 10 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • If remote worker: Ability to travel to the Philadelphia, PA office as needed

  • U.S. citizenship

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Contracts Administrator:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 10 years experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function - OR - a Master's degree with 8 years experience as described above.

  • Will consider 14 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS

  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Experience working independently to handle complex contracts

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • If remote worker: Ability to travel to Philadelphia, PA office as needed

  • U.S. citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience as a Senior or Principal Contracts Administrator in the defense industry

  • Recent experience negotiating and administering $200M+ Cost Type contracts

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: $78,500 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $97,300 - $160,600

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.

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.