Contract Admin Manager 3

Requisition ID: 21013348

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Mesa - AZ, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. #NGSkills

Northrop Grumman Weapon Systems Division, Armament Systems Business Unit (BU) is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join its team as the Guns Operating Unit (OU) Manager of Contracts Administration located in Mesa, AZ.  This position will report directly to the Director of Contracts for the Armament Systems BU and will support a robust international and domestic portfolio of programs and provide leadership to the contracts team.  This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and regular interaction with various levels of executive management to include various functional organizations throughout the OU, BU, Division, and Sector levels. 

 This position will provide leadership, support, professional development, and training as needed in all aspects of the contracts discipline. Candidate is required to have in depth understanding of the Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and commercial terms and conditions to negotiate all types of United States Government, commercial and international contractual instruments and agreements. The candidate will collaborate across functions to advise and support competitive and sole source Request for Proposals (RFPs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and Teaming Agreements and will need to have knowledge of International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position will ensure compliance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. The candidate will also be an advisor to the OU and BU on contractual rights and obligations, to include risk mitigation.  Candidate should be able to compile and analyze data, maintain historical information and engage in strategic priorities as needed. The position is responsible for supervision and development of a number of Contracts professional and administrative employees that support the OU.  This includes responsibility for hiring, training and assigning the workload for its direct reports.

  • At least 12 year of experience in contract administration/management. 
  • Will consider a Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years, or a Master’s Degree or JD with 8 years. 
  • At least 7 years of experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements.
  • Expert knowledge of FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations); as well as experience with different contract types.
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations.
  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel several times annually, both domestically and internationally.
  • Has the ability to obtain a Department of Defense clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated people leadership and/or supervisory/management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Must possess 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
  • Knowledge of Contract Management System (CMS) and/or Cost Point
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, etc.

Salary Range: 100320 - 150480

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 ( 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 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.