Contracts Manager 2
- San Dimas, CA
As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.
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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join our talented team in Azusa, CA. The successful applicant will have the hands-on management and supervision of contract professionals. The successful candidate will be a direct report to the Military/Civil Space & Ground Systems Business Area Contracts Manager 2 and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the program directors, managers, business managers, operations manager, capture managers, and other functional teams supporting this business area. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the portfolio from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation. Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is a key priority to assist with growing this important business area.
The Contract Manager will review and approve contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies and therefore a keen attention to detail is essential. Candidate will also be responsible for planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature and achieving targeted profit rates as well as favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals. Regular and proactive interface and effective collaboration is required with program, technical and operations organizations in order to provide guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts, change management discipline and to ensure timeliness of CDRL submissions.
The Contract Manager's responsibility includes being able to make decisions in a timely manner, offer guidance and work cooperatively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, export and security for seamless contract administration. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direct supervision of Military/Civil Space & Ground Systems Business Area staff personnel and for providing objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines & general policies while maintaining a strong level of engagement.
Contract Manager must be a role model for diversity and inclusion through seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives, has the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Contract Manager's ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentation, written documentation or email format with different levels of Management is key. Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts. Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.
- Bachelor's Degree in Business or Finance & 5 years of experience in government contract administration or business management
- 1+ years of leadership or supervisor experience within contracts or business management
- Experience working with large portfolios of proposal and contracts related activities
- Strong knowledge of FAR/DFARs
- Current & active DoD Secret security clearance
- Master's Degree
- Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others
- Established dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently
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