Senior Principal Contract Administrator at Northrop Grumman

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  • USA
  • High-paying
  • USA

Website Northrop Grumman

Title: Senior Principal Contract Administrator

Location: United States

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
The Northrop Grumman Information Solutions and Services (ISS) Division of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is looking for an experienced and motivated Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate may support the team remotely as a full-time teleworker.
Within the ISS Contracts organization, the selected candidate will act as the primary interface with customers and business partners of a variety of cross-functional areas in the administration of standard and nonstandard agreements, including, but not limited to: strategic analysis, negotiations, capture strategy, proposal preparation, finance, and internal/external customer service. Ideal candidates are generally experienced in one or more areas of the contract lifecycle or contractual function(s), developing business relationships, and demonstrating an affinity for working with, or understanding technology.
Roles and responsibilities will include the following:

Provides direct contract administration (such as review and approval of contractual documents) to ensure protection of company’s contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements, and adherence to company policies as well as working with subcontract managers to determine appropriate flow downs for subcontract formation
Provides proposal support to include taking an active role in managing cost proposal volumes, supporting fact-finding, and leading the negotiation process
Reviews and analyzes government or commercial solicitations to understand requirements and advise Program Management of all relevant contract issues
Ensures company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements
Works with International Trade Compliance to ensure program(s) adhere to all Export/Import requirements
Oversees contract performance by reviewing and approving contract changes, monitoring budget, compliance documents, schedules, deliverables, and recommending actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance
Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and, as needed, provides interpretation of terms and conditions
Maintains official program records including contractual documents to include, but not limited to, correspondence with customer, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, contractual and financial management templates, and respond to company data calls for assigned programs
Interfaces with senior management and customer counterparts
Works as a team player: independent, proactive, and possesses excellent problem solving, oral and written communication, and organizational skills

Basic Qualifications:

Must have one of the following:

High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience
Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience

Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with terms and conditions and/or special contract clauses such as intellectual property and indemnification
Experience administering task orders on Government IDIQ vehicles (e.g., GSA Schedule 70, Alliant, EAGLE)
Advanced skills in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Demonstrated knowledge of pricing principles and experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed-Price and/or Cost Reimbursable
Advanced knowledge in understanding and interpreting the FAR/DFARs and other U.S. Federal Government contract regulations along with experience in commercial contracting
Proposal development and negotiation skills
Experience creating and delivering presentations to stakeholders and leadership
Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, writing skills, and, innovative behaviors in past projects, roles, or experiences
Excellent organizational, decision making and communication skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation
Strong attention to detail with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively managing competing priorities and deadlines
Active DoD Top Secret security clearance (or higher)

Salary Minimum: $94,240
Salary Maximum: $141,360

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