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Manager Contract Administration 2

Requisition ID: R10109723

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Sector is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) aircraft Sustainment Team, as the Contracts Manager. Note: This leadership position will be based in Melbourne, FL and demands an in person / in office workforce due to program requirements.

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!

The successful candidate will be an onsite direct report to the MDC2 Business Unit (BU) Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, and functional teams.

As Supervisor/Manager, the candidate would also be required to provide objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines & general policies. They should also maintain a strong level of engagement, while dynamically leading, inspiring, motivating and developing a team of contract professionals.

Management/supervisory duties will also include:

Conducting staff meetings and one on one sessions with direct reports, as well as skip levels sessions as needed.

Assessing the business needs within their IPT portfolio and assign tasks and actions to staff members accordingly.

Executing mid-year and year-end performance evaluations, to include writing performance reviews for direct reports and providing verbal performance feedback accordingly.

The successful candidate will have management responsibilities over various contracts within their IPT portfolio, from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation.

Responsibilities will include:

Making decisions in a timely manner, offering guidance and working collaboratively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, legal, and security for seamless contract administration (with a focus on understanding the needs of our Government customers).

Building strong customer intimacy and engaging with employees. - reviewing and responding to RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs, and conducting customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment

Reviewing process specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information

Preparing bids/proposals, administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

Examining estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Reviewing and approving contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, and satisfying contractual requirements.

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.

Providing guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts, change management discipline and to ensure timeliness of CDRL submissions.

The Contract Manager must be a role model for diversity and inclusion by seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives. They must have the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources. It is key that the Contract Manager have the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentations, written documentation or email format with different levels of management.

Basic Qualifications:

8 years with a Bachelors Degree with related contracts- business experience or 6 years with a Masters Degree with related contracts - business experience. Related military contracts experience can also be applied.

Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

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 

Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic business unit leadership team

Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations (FAR, DFAR)

Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management - Team player, independent, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, oral and written communication, and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated 3+ year of leadership or supervisor experience - Ability to travel several times annually

An active DoD Secret clearance

Master’s degree

3+ years' experience in government contracting (DoD contracting experience preferred) 

Strong customer orientation and relationship building abilities

Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively drive projects to completion

Able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Proven ability to engage top talent, build a top performing contracts team, and dynamically lead, inspire, motivate and engage a team of contracts managers and administrators

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive 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.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

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: $105,600 USD - $158,400 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.