Contract Administrator

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Salary, USD
58,300 - 119,800/yr
Type
Full Time
Opening date
Closing date
14 Nov 2021
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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 Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is currently seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator or Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse professionals to support our Weapons systems Division. This position will be located with our team at Rocket Center, West Virginia (just outside of Cumberland, Maryland) or with our team in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary interface with customers for contractual issues
  • Supports the internal program teams on all contract related-matters
  • Facilitates internal review of contractual terms and conditions and negotiates those terms with the customer
  • Coordinates with the Law Department on new or unusual terms and/or agreements to ensure protection of company interests
  • Leads a team in establishing negotiation strategies, negotiating new contracts, and identifying and negotiating contract changes
  • Releases internal authorization to proceed, facilitates contract review of new awards and mods, supports project set-up based on funding received, and coordinates and manages all contractual direction and communication with customers
  • Advises internal teams on markings requirements and assists in crafting appropriate agreements/terms to protect company intellectual property
  • Monitors contract requirements and associated program funding and deliverables to ensure that contractual obligations are communicated, understood, and followed
  • Ensures compliance with company procedures and government regulations
  • Administers, negotiates, and performs closeout of contracts
  • Maintains an open and healthy relationship with the customer

This position may be filled as a Contract Administrator or Principal Contract Administrator.Basic Qualifications for Contract Administrator:

  • Must have one of the following:
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 7 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Associate’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of Contract Administration or related experience
  • The ability to work on-site in either Rocket Center, West Virginia or Plymouth, Minnesota
  • The ability to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Must have one of the following:
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Associate’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • The ability to work on-site in either Rocket Center, West Virginia or Plymouth, Minnesota
  • The ability to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
  • General understanding of business, accounting, and financial systems
  • Experience in the preparation of proposals
  • Knowledge of government procurement regulations (Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years of Contract Administration or related experience
  • Current active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Certificate in Contracts Management and/or NCMA certification
  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry
  • Experience in managing complex government contracts
  • Proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions
  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Experience with multiple contract types

Salary Range: 58300 – 96600

Salary Range 2: 72200 – 119800

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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