Contracts Manager 3 – Top Secret (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: 20032175

  • Category IconCategory: NGC
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable commitment 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 3 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Tactical Space Systems Division. The successful applicant will have overall contracts management responsibilities for the National Security Systems (NSS) Business Unit, which has a primary presence in Dulles, VA.  The successful candidate will be a direct report to the Tactical Space Systems Division Contracts Director, and work closely on a day-to-day basis with the program directors and managers, business managers, operations manager, capture managers, and other functional teams throughout the NSS Business and Operating units.   The NSS Business Unit is experiencing unprecedented success and growth, therefore the successful candidate must have the proven ability to attract top talent, build a top performing contracts team and dynamically lead, inspire, motivate and engage a team of contract professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of portfolio from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is a key priority to assist with growing this important business area. The Contract Manager will review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies and therefore a keen attention to detail is essential. Candidate will also be responsible for 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 is required with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts, change management discipline and to ensure timeliness of CDRL submissions.

The Contract Manager’s responsibility includes being able 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 for seamless contract administration. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of staff personnel overseeing two (2) operating units, and for providing objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines & general policies while maintaining a strong level of engagement.  The Contract Manager must be a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives, has the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Contract Manager’s ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation or email format with different levels of Management is key.

Candidate administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts. Conducts 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. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.   To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: SpaceFinanceContracts

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years' relevant experience in contract administration/management - OR - 8+ years with a Masters. 
  • 5 years of leadership or supervisory experience
  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD and Intelligence community
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations
  • Current DOD Top Secret Clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional certification
  • Current TS/SCI
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills that support accomplishment of discipline objective to resolve complex problems and minimize risk to the Corporation
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Strong proposal development and solid negotiation skills

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 most positions.

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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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