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Contracts Administrator Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10050321

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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: Not Applicable (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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contract Administrator Manager 2 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Strategic Deterrent Division as an OU Contracts Manager.  The successful candidate will be a direct report to SDS BU Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, Capture Managers, and functional teams throughout the OU.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the IM OU contracts’ portfolio delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of contract administration/staff personnel, contracts within the OU’s portfolio, and the OU’s captures. 

As Manager, the selected candidate will also be required to provide objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines, general policies and maintain a strong level of engagement, while dynamically leading, inspiring, motivating and developing a team of contract professionals. This position will be based in Roy, UT. 

The Contract Administrator Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and approving 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.
  • 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.
  • Regularly and proactively interfacing and collaborating with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the tender and resulting contracts. 
  • Making decisions in a timely manner, offering guidance and working cooperatively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, export and security. 
  • Serving as a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives, including the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrating commitment and energy to meet customer needs with the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation or email format with different levels of Management is key.
  • Administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts.
  • Conducting 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.
  • Preparing bids; processing specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information.
  • Building strong customer intimacy and employee engagement to assist with growing this important business area.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with 7+ years of relevant experience or Master Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in Contract Administration/Management.
  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pricing principles and FAR/DFARS as well as associated Federal Contracting regulations.
  • Advanced proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience or supervisor experience.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management.
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Contracts processes and procedures.
  • Active DoD Secret level security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.


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.