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.
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Space Sector is looking for a Contracts Administration Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate may be seated in one of the respective business locations: Goleta, CA or Oxnard, CA. Travel between the two locations will be required.
In this role, the selected candidate will:
Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management
Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal through closeout
Administrate daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed; such activities will include, establishing payment terms, initiating and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives
Enter and manage data in the financial/delivery system
Participate in IPT and customer meetings; performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process
Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and condition are negotiated within company guidelines
Manage direct reports responsible for the administration of the contracts within the portfolio
Provide advise and counsel on contractual risks and mitigation to senior leadership
Review and approval of contractual documents to protect the company's contractual posture, adherence to company policies, provide advice and counsel to various levels of leadership regarding contractual rights and obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be able to:
Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition rules, company policies, and customer specifications
Think strategically, trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately in a dynamic fast paced environment
Effectively communicate, verbally and written, with both internal and external customers is imperative
Must be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks
Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation
Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management, and the customers.
Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience in a contracts related field - OR - Master's degree with 8+ years of contracts related experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
US Citizenship is required
Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses.
Experience in the Aerospace Industry or Manufacturing Industry.
Experience working independently on routine to moderate contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements).
Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price.
Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements; understanding of international contracting.
Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.