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Manager Contracts 3

Requisition ID: R10110857

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Mesa, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

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 sector is seeking a Contracts Manager 3 to lead a contracts team for the Guns Operating Unit (OU) in Mesa, AZ.  The Manager of Contracts Administration 3 is also responsible for leading, strategizing, and conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide and ensure proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements. The selected candidate will also oversee and direct the daily activities of contract professionals engaged in these activities.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Director of Contracts. This role will be on-site at our Mesa, AZ location.

Essential Functions:

  • Builds and leads a team of highly motivated and effective contract professionals to include training, mentoring/guidance, directing daily activities, delegating work assignments, and ensuring compliance, accuracy and timely work assignment completion of direct reports.

  • Work under general supervision while using sound judgment to develop creative solutions to both routine and complex contractual matters while ensuring operating unit compliance with customer requirements and company policies,

  • Collaborate with other operating unit functional leads to meet the operating unit’s needs (e.g. Program Management, Finance, Engineering, Safety and Mission Assurance, Supply Chain Management, International Trade and Compliance, and Business Development)

  • Provide advice and counsel to senior leadership on contractual rights/obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions, as well as methods for change, risk assessment/mitigation, and cash management

  • Responsible for highly effective internal/external customer contractual relations for the operating unit

  • Responsible for the negotiation of strategic agreements (teaming agreements, memorandums of understanding, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, etc.)

  • Responsible for the effective strategy, coordination, pricing, approval, submittal, and negotiation of proposals

  • Responsible for the effective review, negotiation, management, and closeout of contracts

  • Primary responsibility or oversite for effective customer negotiations of contract scope, price, terms, and conditions

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 15 years of professional Contract Administration related experience, 10 years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree or related discipline or a Master's degree with 8 years relevant experience

  • 2+ years of management experience and demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent

  • Prior experience with DOD contracts or subcontracts and a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, etc.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) / Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs)

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher

  • Experience in International Contracting to include direct negotiations with foreign customers as well as interpreting international terms and conditions

  • Experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

  • 2+ years of management experience and demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent

Salary Range: $125,700 USD - $188,500 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.