Contract Administrator 4

Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division, is seeking a Contracts Administrator 4 to support our Maritime Systems business unit in Sykesville, MD. The successful candidate will provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business related matters involving interpretation of government regulations and application of company contracts policies and procedures. The position responsibilities are: participate in proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract execution and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal and contract requirements. The successful candidate is also responsible for solicitation review/analysis; preparing proposals; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing report data; and maintaining historical contract information in support of future division and sector requirements. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Serve as a key Contracts Administrator for Maritime Systems on contractual and business issues by identifying and mitigating risk, planning and executing successful negotiations, constructing favorable contract terms and conditions including appropriate subcontract flow downs, achieving target profit margins and assisting the business in meeting/exceeding its goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 10 years of successful experience in Contract Administration, and/or Business Management or related field or 8 years with a Master's Degree or J.D.
  • Must possess leadership qualities with the ability to provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business related matters
  • Experience with various contract types including firm fixed price (FFP), cost reimbursable, and time and material contracts
  • Ability to provide advice on proposal strategy, pricing, audits, contract formation and customer relationships
  • Contract negotiations experience on various contract types
  • Demonstrated ability to protect the contract baseline with diligent attention to managing contract change activities
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving, risk assessment and strategy
  • Strong working knowledge of the FAR, DFAR and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength with verbal, written, PC, presentation and communications skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry
  • Proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions
  • Strong knowledge of FAR/DFARS
  • Experience with multiple contract types
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills

    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${descr2}${descr3}

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