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Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10107697

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

This position is contingent upon award.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, 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. 

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, Global Sustainment & Modernization Division is seeking Senior Principal Contracts Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position requires extensive leadership responsibilities in administering, extending, and negotiating complex orders and contracts. The candidate will be responsible in supporting proposal preparation, contract negotiation under very minimal supervision, and contract administration including but not limited to strong internal and external customer communication activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, including FAR/DFARS requirements, and customer specification.  Prepares bids, processes Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs) and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information. Identifies and mitigates risks through a change management process.  International contracting is a plus but not required.  This position will be located in Huntsville AL.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider one of following: High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of Contract Administration, Business Management or related field, Bachelor's Degree and 10 or more years of experience in Contract Administration, Business Management or related field, or 8 years with a Master's Degree or Juris Doctor Contract Administration, Business Management or related field

  • Proven successful experience in administering complex contracts.  Including experience with all contract types including firm fixed price and cost reimbursable, and time and material contracts

  • Strong working knowledge of the FAR, DFARS and other U.S. Federal Government contract regulations

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength with verbal, written, PC, presentation and communication skills

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience managing contract requirements involving Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and Outside the Contiguous United States (OCONUS)

  • Active engagement and working relationships required during the life of the program specifically with Program Management and the Supply Chain Organization

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding with Army Regulations

  • Maintaining the Contract baseline and Capturing Change through Change Management tools

  • Active participant Program Management Reviews (PMRs)

  • The ideal candidate must have strong analytical skills for problem solving, risk assessment and strategy. The candidate shall have the ability to apply comprehensive judgment to proposal strategy, contract negotiations and customer relationships

  • Must possess leadership values with the ability to provide and articulate through verbal and written communication on a wide range of contractual and business related matters

Salary Range: $97,300 USD - $145,900 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

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.

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.