Manager Contracts 2 Plymouth, MN

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, Missile Products Business Unit (BU) is seeking a Contract Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within the Fuze & Warhead Operating Unit (OU), located at Plymouth, MN . This high visibility position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, regular interaction with cross-functional teams and various levels of executive management. The OU Contracts Manager will need to provide contractual strategy leadership, as well as have the ability to mentor and train assigned staff (2 personnel at varying levels) and to manage all contract administration efforts for a variety of design, development, and production programs within the Fuze & Warhead OU business lane. The OU has a varied portfolio of contract types, including FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T &M, and numerous Other Transaction Agreements. The OU acts as a prime contractor directly to the U.S. Government and also as a sub tier supplier to major prime customers. Although this position is based in Plymouth, MN, the OU also operates out of the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), WV, and extensive interaction with ABL teams and leadership, and occasional travel to ABL, will be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to provide leadership, training, and guidance to 2 or more Contracts Professionals as direct reports

  • Active engagement with the Fuze & Warhead Operating Unit Leader and Air and Surface Launched Market Segment Leaders at the Plymouth, MN, location

  • Advises program teams and management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information

  • Responsible for direct reports' performance in all facets of contracts administration support

  • Ability to be the aligned primary interface with the customer

  • Supports the facilitation of the proposal development and review process and ensures internal reviews are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures

  • Acts as the direct Contracts liaison with the Missile Products Business Unit Legal team on all matters requiring Legal review/approval

  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals

  • Administers contracts which includes the following responsibilities, ensures compliance with all contractual requirements, interprets contract requirements for program and functional leadership, drafts formal correspondence, coordinates CDRL submittal with all stakeholders, ensures timely invoicing and payment, and reviews and executes contract modifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 14 years of Contract Administration relevant experience, 10 years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree or related discipline or a Master's degree with 8 years rele vant experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent, 2+ years of management experience

  • Prior experience with DOD contracts or subcontracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength with verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communication skills within all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the FAR and DFARs

  • Strong proposal development skills, senior level negotiation skills and excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others to include mentoring and developing a team

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed

  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts

  • Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation

  • Must be able to obtain US Secret level government security clearance

Salary Range: $116,600 - $175,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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