Manager Contract Administration 1 San Diego, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, Networked Information Solutions Division, Network Solutions Business Unit (BU) is seeking a Contracts Manager 1 to join our team in San Diego, CA. This position will support the Strategic Networks, Applications, and Products (SNAP) Operating Unit within the NS Business Unit.

This manager position will lead the SNAP OU contracts team of geographically disperse contract professionals to deliver strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation while ensuring proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements. The successful candidate will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Director, program managers, business management team, GSC, operations manager, engineering, and other functional teams supporting the SNAP OU.

Responsibilities of the SNAP OU Contracts Manager include:

  • S upporting proposal and negotiation efforts with existing customers

  • Training, leading, and mentoring a team of Contracts Professionals

  • Supporting Business Development in the shaping and capture of new business pursuits.

  • Building and maintaining strong customer relationships

The SNAP OU Contracts Manager must possess the ability to work collaboratively with the Program team, effectively manage external customers, and provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts. The successful candidate must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and be a strategic thinker.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years experience working in Contracts Administration or related field or 3 years with a Master's degree

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Contracts Administration in a FAR/DFARS environment

  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements

  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in DoD contracting, prior experience with the USG and/or Major Defense Contractor customers

  • Demonstrated 1+ years of leadership or supervisor experience

  • Experience working development and manufacturing programs

  • Experience with OTA, CRADAs, and SBIRs

  • Current DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance is preferred

  • MBA or JD is a plus but not a requirement

Salary Range: $101,800 - $152,800

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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