Contracts Director 2

    • McLean, VA

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) sector's Contracts & International Trade Compliance organization is seeking a Contracts Director 2 to join our growing team of qualified, diverse professionals in McLean, Virginia. We are seeking a highly qualified, strong leader to influence and enable the strategic direction of the CS&MR Organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accountability for the Combat Systems & Mission Readiness (CS&MR) Contracts organization and collaborates with internal and external customers to support the submission of high quality, timely, and compliant proposals
  • Leads the negotiation and administration of contracts in support of the financial objectives of the CS&MR Division
  • Manages a team of managers and professionals who support all program requirements for the Division across multiple CS&MR sites, including Huntsville, AL and McLean, VA
  • Manages employee staffing, training, and development
  • Oversees all CS&MR Division contract activities in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and best practices to achieve operational excellence, financial performance, and customer satisfaction
    • This portfolio includes an assortment of contracts, including contracts directly with the United States Government/Military and contracts with other large prime contractors, as well as Foreign Military Sales contracts
  • Regularly interacts with Executive management at the Division, Sector, and Corporate levels
  • Serves as a proactive team player, works independently, and leverages excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills
  • Effectively mitigates competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Supports Sector and Corporate Contracts Councils and provides resources and input to assist with identification and completion of key strategic initiatives
  • Cultivates internal and external customer relationships and supports Government/Industry forums and councils


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience with acquisition management, including knowledge of contracts and program business management in the government market (direct with government, and with large DoD Prime Contractors)
    • Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of experience with acquisition management, including knowledge of contracts and program business management in the government market (direct with government, and with large DoD Prime Contractors)
  • A minimum of 5 years of management experience and/or experience managing managers of people
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)
  • Ability to work from McLean, Virginia
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's in business related field
  • Active TS Security clearance
  • Thorough understanding of government contracting, including strong proposal development and solid negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing large, complex programs and/or organizations,
  • Broad experience in managing contracts throughout the acquisition life cycle and a strong understanding and knowledge of government acquisition processes,
  • Experience reviewing and approving contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual posture and ensuring adherence to company policy,
  • Experience providing advice to various levels of leadership regarding contractual rights, obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions,
  • Excellent communication 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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