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Manager Contract Administration 2 (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10112445

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, NIS Division is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join our team in Linthicum, MD. This position will support the rapidly growing Advanced Communication Apertures Operating Unit within the Communications Solutions Business Unit. 


This manager position will lead the Advanced Communication Apertures contracts team which includes large and restricted Development and Production contracts with multiple contract types and both Prime and USG customers. The successful candidate will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Director, program managers, business management team, GSC, operations manager, engineering, and other functional teams supporting the Advanced Communication Apertures Operating Unit.


Responsibilities of the Advanced Communication Apertures Contracts Manager include supporting proposal and negotiation efforts with existing customers, leading a team of Contracts Professionals, and supporting Business Development in the shaping and capture of new business pursuits as significant growth is anticipated over the next few years. The ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships is also a key priority of the Advanced Communication Apertures OU and the Contracts team.


The Advanced Communication Apertures Contracts Manager must possess the ability to work collaboratively with the Program team on these high-visibility programs, effectively manage external customers, and provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts. Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and be a strategic thinker.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years or a Master’s degree with 7+ years of relevant Contracts experience or related field.

  • Possess an active Secret clearance with the most recent periodic investigation having been completed and adjudicated within the last 5 years.

  • Experience working with DoD and Prime customers.

  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve program objectives.

  • Demonstrated success within leadership roles.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with all levels of employees and management.

  • Strong working knowledge of FAR/DFARS.

  • Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite of Applications.

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to perform complex tasks.

  • Must possess ability to provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business-related matters including proposal strategy, pricing, audits, contract formation and customer relationships.

  • Strong proposal development and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functions.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain SAP clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with different USG customers (services).

  • MBA or JD

  • Experience working hardware development and production programs.

  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $116,600 USD - $175,000 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

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.