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Manager 2 Contract Administration

Requisition ID: R10070952

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems Sector is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to lead a Contracts team for a Strike Portfolio of Restricted Programs in Melbourne, FL The selected candidate will report directly to the Senior Contracts Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Conducts timely contract closeouts
  • Responsible for direct reports’ performance in all facets of contracts administration support.
  • Serves as the primary interface with the customer.
  • Conducts proposal preparation for sole source and competitive proposals.  Serves as the lead for the proposal contracts volume.   
  • Partners closely with Business Management and the Program team to develop and implement proposal strategies.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on customer RFIs, draft RFPs, and RFPs.  Guides the program and direct reports on the implications of model contract terms and conditions. 
  • Facilitates the proposal review process and ensures internal reviews are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Partners with the Program team to create briefings for internal reviews. 
  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 7+ years of experience in Contracts OR Master’s degree from an accredited university with 5+ years of experience in Contracts.
  • Prior experience with DOD contracts or subcontracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, presentation skills and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the FAR and DFARS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a contracts manager leading a team of contracts professionals.
  • Prior experience managing multiple contracts simultaneously requiring extensive organizational skills
  • Experience working restricted program

Pay Ranges:

Melbourne, FL $102,500 - $153,700


Salary Range: $102,500 USD - $153,700 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.