Manager Contract Administration 2, Dulles, VA

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Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10083165
Category: Business Management
Location: Dulles, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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 Space Systems is seeking a Manager of Contracts to join the qualified and diverse individuals of the Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) supporting contract negotiations and management of complex commercial geosynchronous spacecraft agreements or Northrop Grumman and cutting-edge on-orbit robotic space vehicle servicing contracts of Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary company, Space Logistics LLC.  This positionis in Dulles, VA.

The successful candidate will work closely with legal, executive management, business development/sales, program managers and finance in negotiating and managing domestic and international contracts to achieve strong customer satisfaction, resolve contractual issues and perform customer coordination in accordance with agreement terms.  Essential will be positively addressing and resolving or mitigating risk elements during contract negotiations to achieve a favorable risk position and acceptable agreement for Northrop Grumman/ Space Logistics.  Working as a team, we cover a wide range of contractual activities and endeavor to jointly address contracts challenges. Reasonable work arrangements, including certain time in the office and potential working from home when circumstances permit, are possible for this position.

Responsibilities of the Manager of Contracts will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Maintaining a close attention to detail.

Bridging contract requirements and program execution.

Reviewing and obtaining approval of contractual documents.

Providing guidance to junior contracts associates.

Working cooperatively with a range of internal stakeholders.

Actively support diversity and inclusion.

Meeting customer needs and completion timeframes.

Negotiation of supporting documents.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with not less than seven years or greater of relevant experience in commercial contract negotiation and management.

Excellent understanding of legal principles governing contracts

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.


Ability to function independently and effectively with competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, hands-on secured environment.

Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic business unit leadership team

Solid understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations, including the FAR and DFARS.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management.

Ability to travel domestically or internationally, if required.

Additional/Preferred Qualifications:

MBA, law degree and/or paralegal experience.

Experience with Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements.

Demonstrated leadership experience or supervisor experience

Thorough understanding of FAR/DFARS to support government spacecraft and space service contracts.

Experience in or familiarity with ITAR and export licensing laws and regulations.

Salary Range: $122,200 USD – $183,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10083165 2023.01.14

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