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Manager Contracts Administration 2

Requisition ID: R10082158

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Manager Contracts Administration 2 to lead the US Army’s Special Electronics Mission Aircraft (SEMA) Life Cycle Services Contract in Huntsville, AL.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Special Mission Aircraft Operating Unit (OU) Contracts Manager within the Strike and Special Mission Aircraft Business Unit (BU).

Essential Function:

  • Provides leadership, training, and guidance to direct reports.
  • 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.
  • Ability to advise all levels of 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.
  • Serves as the primary interface with the customer.
  • Facilitates the proposal review process and ensures internal reviews are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS and 14+ years of contracts experience, or Bachelors and 10+ years related experience, or a Master’s degree and 8+ years related 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.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to obtain US Secret level government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At a minimum 3-5 years experience as a contracts manager leading a team of contracts professionals.
  • Active engagement and working relationships required during the life of the program specifically with Program Management and the Supply Chain Organization.


Salary Range: $107,800 USD - $161,800 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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.