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Senior Principal Contracts Administrator, International

Requisition ID: R10049327

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • 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, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Senior Principal Contracts Administrator will be located with our team in Plymouth, MN and interface with all levels of senior management and customer counterparts, including program managers, business managers, capture managers, pricing, and proposal teams, to perform the following contract administration responsibilities:

  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Examine project costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Take an active role in proposal support; managing contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process to ensure proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements.

  • Perform risk assessment of proposals and contracts terms and conditions and assist program office in development of risk mitigation strategies Develop and process contract and subcontract sign-off packages, managing the approval process for proposals, contracts, and modifications

  • Ensure contract performance in accordance with company policies/procedures and legal requirements, including International Traffic and Arms (ITAR), Risk Work Authorizations (RWA's), ERP, Data Requests, Property Requests, Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA's)

  • Understand, assess, and evaluate contract provisions, clauses, regulations (including FARs and DFAR clauses), flow-downs and subcontract requirements Maintain official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence with customer Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • This role will be mainly focused on international contracting activity, though you may from time to time be asked to work on some US Government related contracts.

A successful candidate must:

  • Be organized and detail oriented

  • Be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Be a team player, yet also be an independent & proactive contributor, with excellent problem solving and organizational skills

  • Have strong customer orientation and relationship building abilities.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating, and problem solving.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of applied experience.

  • Will also consider:  

    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years applied experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years applied experience

  • Experience working proposals with international proposals

  • Experience with international negotiations and PO reviews

  • Experience organizing and administering contracts & associated paperwork

  • Experience reviewing, applying, and analyzing rules, policies, and regulations

  • Be able to occasionally travel to customer locations for negotiations or meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Great opportunity for Juris Doctor (JD) looking for an alternate career path

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Prior experience with EMEA or Southeast Asia Customers

  • Prior experience with gun systems, ammunition, munitions, weapon systems, explosives preferred

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:  Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:  No Relocation assistance

CLEARANCE TYPE:  Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

TRAVEL:  Yes, 10%-25% of the Time; Includes International Travel

WORK SETTING: In-Person but flexible


Salary Range: $99,200 USD - $148,800 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.