Principal Contract Administrator
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: August 4, 2022
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 Machinery Operating Unit is seeking an experienced Contracts
Administrator to become a member of the Marine Systems Business
Unit's largest program team. The position will report directly to
the Manager of Contracts and will serve as the primary contact with
our customer, managing a $200M per year contract that delivers
precision, high-performance, machinery in full-rate production. The
product line is extremely secure with significant backlog and
follow-on production supporting the US Navy. This position is
responsible for all formal communication with an important
strategic customer, ensuring the team holds NG's favorable
financial and programmatic baseline. In addition, this
responsibility will also include advancing product capability with
cost-type technology insertions from time to time.
This Business Unit is based in Sunnyvale, CA, however, teleworking
will be considered for an experienced candidate. In a teleworking
situation, the candidate would be expected to be on site
approximately 3 - 4 days per month to support program reviews and
customer meetings. Come join our team! You will be a key
contributor and empowered to make a difference!
Responsibilities include the following:
- Lead and coordinate the company response to customer Requests
for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract
requirements and advise the program team on risk identification and
- Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective
customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and
coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval.
Coordinate and develop responses to fact-finding, evaluation
notices, and requests for information (RFIs), to bolster
priorities, strengthen support for the proposal, and also identify
customer key items or concerns.
- Develop and execute negotiation strategy / plan to establish a
framework to arrive at the most beneficial agreement possible
between Northrop Grumman and the customer in the quickest timeframe
- Maintain our excellent working relationship with customers to
effectively communicate, administer, modify, negotiate and
terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.
- Oversee contract performance including schedules and
deliverables and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program
- Advise your program team of contractual rights and obligations
on your assigned contracts, including interpretation of contract
terms and conditionsBasic Qualifications:
To qualify for the Principal Contract Administrator position:
- U.S. citizen.
- Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.
- Bachelor's Degree with a minimum 6 years previous experience in
contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management
related function; or a Master's degree or JD with a minimum of 4
years previous experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or
other business management related function.
- Be attentive to detail and able to handle complex contracts
with minimum supervision.
- Have excellent verbal, written, presentation, communication,
and interpersonal skills.
- Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word,
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential
- Recent experience as a Contracts Administrator in the defense
industry, particularly with the US Navy administering
platform-level or major sub-system-level contracts.
- Strong finance background.
- Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS; Export
- Prior experience using SAP, Northrop Grumman Contracts
- JD or MBA Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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
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