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Manager Contracts 2

Requisition ID: R10065845

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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: 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that affect 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.


As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers

measurable results.


If this is YOU…keep reading!
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Sector, Global Surveillance Division has two openings for a Contracts Manager 2 to Contracts teams for the RQ-4 and Triton Programs in our Rancho Bernardo, CA location. The selected candidate will report directly to the Senior Contracts Manager for the RQ-4 or Triton organizations with dotted-line reporting to the Directors of Business Management for the respective portfolio.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and counsel to staff in all areas of contracts administration and contracts management including: capture strategy, solicitations, proposal development, contract negotiations and contract execution in multiple contract types (e.g., Cost Plus, FFP, FPI).
  • 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.
  • Review and approve contractual documents for protection of company’s contractual posture, adherence to company policy, and provide advice/recommendations to various levels of leadership regarding contractual rights and obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions.
  • Develop, maintain and foster highly effective customer relationships; serves as the primary interfaced with the customer
  • Work directly with program and business teams, functional and IPT leads in analyzing and developing risk mitigation strategies, protecting the contract baseline by employing strong change control oversight, developing strong contract language and various contracting approaches and strategies.

Be responsible for a contracts team that has an active role in leading the pre-award and post-award activities for a variety of contract types and customers.

  • Partners closely with Pricing & Estimating (P&E) and the Capture 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 P&E and the Capture team to create briefings for internal reviews
  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contracts professionals.
  • Provides day-to-day management, oversight and direction of staff, goal setting and tracking performance, coaching, training and development of staff, and performance evaluations.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

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.
  • Ability to effectively work with the management of other organizations (program management, subcontracts, pricing, business management, and supply chain management) as well as representatives of Government agencies.
  • Prior experience with DOD contracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding (interpretation and compliance at a senior level) of and experience with FAR and DFARS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Outlook and PowerPoint.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience within the Aerospace industry products and contracts
  • Prior experience supporting International FMS and DCS Contracts
  • Prior experience supporting contracts consisting of complex production efforts
  • Prior experience as a contracts manager leading a team of contracts professionals.
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter expert
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed
  • Current Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.