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Manager Contract Administration 1

Requisition ID: R10094474

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager, Contract Administration 1 to lead contracts administration for Restricted Aircraft Survivability Programs within the Survivability Development Programs Operating Unit, Aircraft Survivability Business Unit of the Navigation, Targeting, and Survivability Division. This position will be based in Rolling Meadows, IL, and a full time in person candidate will be considered. 

The successful candidate will have full management responsibility for multiple contracts professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for cradle-to-grave administration (business development phase through contract closeout), negotiations, and delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. This position will require an understanding of terms and conditions and the ability to negotiate all types of contractual instruments and agreements. It is key that the Manager, Contract Administration 1 has the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentations, written documentation, or email format with different levels of management. Additionally, the Manager, Contract Administration 1 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.

Responsibilities include:

Reviewing and responding to RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs.

Reviewing process specifications, progress, and other reports.

Advising management of contractual rights and obligations.

Preparing bids/proposals, administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts IAW 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.

Planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature.

Achieving targeted profit rates and favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals.

Providing direction based upon the contract requirements and change management discipline.

Making decisions in a timely manner.

Working with program, finance, supply chain, legal, security, and other functions.

Building strong customer intimacy and engaging with employees.

Conducting staff meetings and one on one sessions with direct reports.

Assessing the business needs on assigned programs and working/elevating actions as needed.

Executing mid-year and year-end performance evaluations.

**Full time in person opportunity. **

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years or Master's Degree with 4+ years of relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field.

  • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD.

  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable FAR and DFAR government regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to brief senior management.

  • Self-starter with high initiative and ability to manage a diverse portfolio of programs and customers.

  • Ability to obtain U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level.

  • Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite of Applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Demonstrated people leadership experience, either in a management, team or project lead role.

  • Proven ability to attract top talent, build a top performing contracts team, and dynamically lead, inspire, motivate and engage a team of contracts managers and administrators.

  • Experience negotiating complex contract terms and conditions and proposals.

Salary Range: $97,200 USD - $145,800 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.