Manager 2 - Contract AdministrationSunnyvale, CA

Requisition ID: R10163305

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Manager 2 – Contracts Administration based out of Sunnyvale, CA. This position will be staffed full-time on-site in our Sunnyvale BU Headquarters This position offers the 9/80 schedule.

What You’ll Get to Do:

The Manager 2 – Contracts Administration will support the Maritime/Land Sensors and Systems (MLSS) Division as an Operating Unit (OU) Contracts Manager for the Power and Propulsion Generation. This is a fast-paced and rapidly growing OU. tracking toward $250M+ annual sales with a focused objective of delivering critical power generation and propulsion technology to the United States Navy, in support of high-visibility national security missions.

The Contracts Manager 2 will report to the Marine Systems Business Unit Director of Contracts, Pricing, and Government Property and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, Engineering Managers, and functional teams throughout the OU.

In this role, Contracts Manager 2 will be responsible for all aspects of the OU contracts’ portfolio delivering successful financial performance, risk mitigation, change management, and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision, management, and success of a staff of 6 contracts professionals.

Specifically, the Contracts Manager 2 will lead their team in conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, business strategy, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

The Contracts Manager 2 will also be required to provide objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines, general policies, and maintain a strong level of engagement, while dynamically leading, inspiring, motivating and developing a team of contract professionals.

The successful candidate will exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and will demonstrate broad spectrum of skills - from attention to detail, to assessing macro-level impacts. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience using proactive and forward-looking approaches to solve complex problems by seeking information from a variety of sources. They will have experience planning and executing successful contract negotiations and achieving targeted profit rates as well as favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA with 10 years of industry related experience in contract administration/management – OR – a Master’s degree with 8 years of industry related experience as outlined above.

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

  • 1 year in a formal people leadership role

  • Experience successfully recruiting, training, and retaining employees at all skill levels.

  • Experience with succession planning, professional development, and performance management to maintain a healthy talent pipeline.

  • Prior experience presenting to and negotiating with all levels of management.

  • Experience planning and executing successful contract negotiations

  • Knowledge and understanding of pricing principles and FAR/DFARS as well as associated Federal Contracting regulations.

  • Ability to travel domestically 25% of the time.

  • US Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, or related discipline

  • JD or MBA

  • Familiarity with SAP based systems.

  • NCMA Certification (CPCM, CFCM and/or CCCM)

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Current, active DoD Secret security clearance.

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: $125,500 - $188,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.