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Contracts Operations Manager 2

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10104732

Category: Business Management

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship

Clearance Type: None

Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Positions 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.

The Contracts Operations Manager 2 will be a direct report to the Director of Contracts, Pricing, and Government Property for the Marine Systems Business Unit within the Maritime/Land Systems and Sensors Division. The Contracts Operations Manager will partner closely with the three Operating Unit Contracts Managers, Program Office, Global Supply Chain, and Operations in support of the Business Unit's compliance, strategic, and financial objectives.

As the Contracts Operations Manager, you will lead a team of eight professionals with functionally diverse responsibilities spanning from the oversight of $100M of government property; leading the digital transformation of a repository of over 1,000,000 archived records; generating 500+ customer quotations per year; ensuring timely shipment of mission critical hardware; and facilitating contract closeouts. As the Contracts Operations Manager, you will also be expected to leverage data analytics to inform data-oriented decision-making and optimize overall team performance for the business unit. As the Contracts Operations Manager you also will be required to provide objective-oriented direction, utilizing management guidelines, general policies, and maintain a strong level of engagement by inspiring, motivating and developing a diverse team of professionals.


Direct management, oversight, and career development of eight professionals from Contracts, Government Property, and Archives.

Leverage data analytics to drive compliance, timeliness, and inform business area decision-making.

Identify, develop, and recommend risk mitigation strategies to address complex issues.

Ensuring compliance with our government property system polices and requirements.

Interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to policy and procedures.

Provide adequate resourcing and oversight to ensure execution of the goals of the organization.

Foster and maintain relationships with internal and external customers.

Interface with executive management regarding contracts, government property, archives, and related matters.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in leading a diverse team as well as the ability to promote the professional development of the contracts, government property, and archives workforce, fostering a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around ethics and integrity, employee engagement, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

The candidate will maintain the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance, and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.

Candidate must be willing to relocate to Sunnyvale, CA and be physically on-site 2 - 3 days per week with an option for remote work the remainder of the week.


Basic qualifications:

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating.

Demonstrated people leadership experience, either in a supervisory, team, or project lead role. Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts

Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed

Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 7+ years of experience in Contracts or Business Management OR Master's degree from an accredited university with 5+ years of experience in Contracts, Business Management, or Government Property Administration.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated proficiency in data analytics tools such as SAP, Tableau, Confluence, etc.

Prior management experience and demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop talent.

Demonstrated understanding (interpretation and compliance at a senior level) of and experience with FAR and DFARS.

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


Salary Range: $122,200 USD - $183,400 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Sunnyvale , Contracts Operations Manager 2, Executive , Sunnyvale, California

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