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Manager Contract Administration 2

Requisition ID: R10013044

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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 Space Systems is seeking a Manager of Contracts to join the qualified and diverse individuals of the Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD), with this position supporting contract negotiations and management for the complex commercial geosynchronous spacecraft agreements and cutting-edge on-orbit robotic space vehicle servicing contracts of Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary company, Space Logistics LLC.  This position is located in Dulles, VA.

This exciting position will work closely with senior contracts, business development/sales, program managers, finance, legal and other functional groups in managing domestic and international contracts to achieve strong customer satisfaction, resolve contractual issues and perform customer coordination in accordance with agreement terms.  Significant focus and creativity will be required in responding to requests for proposals and negotiating complex agreements, including identifying and addressing risk elements of agreements and necessary coordination with program, legal, finance and tax teams, as well as management.  Essential will be positively addressing and resolving or mitigating risk elements during contract negotiations to achieve a favorable risk position and acceptable agreement for Northrop Grumman/Space Logistics.

Additional responsibilities of the Manager of Contracts will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviewing and obtaining approval of contractual documents and adherence to company policies and acceptable risk positions.
  • Maintaining a keen attention to detail.
  • Establishing and managing company contractual records.
  • Ability to offer guidance and work cooperatively with a range of internal stakeholders.
  • Actively support diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Commitment and energy to meet customer needs and completion timeframes.
  • Negotiation of supporting documents such as non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, memorandums of understanding and other agreements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with 6+ years of relevant experience in commercial contract negotiation and management.
  • Proven understanding of legal principles governing contracts
  • Proven ability to actively pursue problem resolution and obtain needed coordination.
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally several times annually, if required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, law degree and/or paralegal experience.
  • Experience with Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements.
  • Thorough understanding of FAR/DFARS to support government spacecraft and space service contracts.
  • Experience in or familiarity with ITAR and export licensing laws and regulations.
  • Superior problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.


Salary Range: 116200 - 174200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.