Sr. Principal Contract Administrator
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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Propulsion Systems Business Unit, is seeking a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to be located at its Bacchus (Magna), Utah facility.
Position will have responsibility for the contract management of US Government programs.
The successful candidate will handle multiple medium to large contracts simultaneously.
Participates in and/or conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, contract closeout, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
Examines and evaluates cost estimates and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Perform complex tasks and participate in determining objectives of assignment, plan schedules, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives.
Presents and negotiates contract terms and conditions, compiles and analyzes data, responsible for contract records management.
Works to create logical solutions to contractual matters to ensure business unit compliance.
Team building with internal functions: Program Management, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Mission & Safety Assurance, and Business Development.
BS degree in Business or related discipline, required; an advanced degree (MBA) is highly desired; NCMA certification is a plus.
10 years minimum related work experience or 8 years with a Master's Degree.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.
Demonstrated ability to identify issues and problems on assigned contracts and make informed / knowledgeable recommendations to management
Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts.
Work experience must be in contract management or related field in a USG environment at the prime or subcontract levels.
Working knowledge of U.S. Government regulations and requirements relating to FAR 15 contracting.
Familiarity with contract terms and conditions and in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.
Understanding of US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Database capability also desired.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to lead multifunctional teams.
Ability to start, oversee, and follow-through with major assignments and responsibilities.
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Ability to qualify for and maintain a Secret level security clearance.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Other Preferred Experience:
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition, and ITAR requirements.
Knowledge of the contract financing, milestone and, Performance Based payments, and budget planning process.
Ability to analyze risk and financial data.
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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