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Manager 1-Contracts Administration

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

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 Space Systems is seeking a Contracts Manager 1 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. In this role, the selected candidate will support the Payload & Ground Systems Division, specifically the Mission Payload Systems (MPS) Operating Unit (OU), as the OU Contracts Manager. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing a team located in Azusa, CA.This role will primarily be based in-office with potential for the successful candidate to engage in a hybrid work schedule.In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the MPS OU contracts' portfolio delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of contract administration/staff personnel, contracts within the OU's portfolio, and the OU's captures.The selected candidate will also be required to provide task-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 Contract Manager's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies, therefore, a keen attention to detail is essential.
  • Planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature and achieving targeted profit rates as well as favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals.
  • Regular and proactive interface and effective collaboration with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the tender and resulting contracts.
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, offer guidance and work cooperatively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, export and security.
  • Be a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives while displaying the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrated commitment and energy to meet customer needs and the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation or email format with different levels of Management is key.
  • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts.
  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Prepare bids; process specifications, progress, and other reports; advise management of contractual rights and obligations; compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information.
  • Build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement to assist with growing this important business area.Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with 5 years of Contracts Administration, Organizational Management, or related experience.
    • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD.
    • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations, including the FAR and DFARS.
    • Advanced contracts administration and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to function independently and effectively with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management.
    • Ability to develop team members and delegate tasks, as appropriate.
    • Current, active US government security clearance at the Secret level.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree or equivalent professional certification.
      • Demonstrated leadership experience or supervisor experience.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.
      • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills that support accomplishment of objectives to resolve complex problems and minimize risk to the company.
      • Foster high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.
      • Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail.
      • Current, active Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Salary Range: $98,800 USD - $148,200 USD 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Azusa , Manager 1-Contracts Administration, Executive , Azusa, California

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