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Requisition ID: R10088129
Category: Business Management
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time 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 Mission Systems, Maritime/Land Systems & Sensors Division is seeking an experienced Senior Principal Contracts Administrator to become a member of the Machinery Operating Unit under the Marine Systems Business Unit.

The position will report directly to the Virginia/Ford Contract Manager and will serve as the primary contact with our customer, managing a $200M per year contract that delivers precision, high-performance, machinery in full-rate production. The product line is extremely secure with significant backlog and follow-on production supporting the US Navy.

This position is responsible for all formal communication with an important strategic customer, ensuring the team holds NG’s favorable financial and programmatic baseline. In addition, this responsibility will also include advancing product capability with cost-type technology insertions from time to time.

This Business Unit is based in Sunnyvale, CA, however, Full-time REMOTE work will be considered for an experienced candidate. In a remote work situation, the candidate would be expected to support West Coast hours and be willing to travel about 8 times a year to support program reviews and customer meetings.

Responsibilities include the following:

Lead and coordinate the company response to customer Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract requirements and advise the program team on risk identification and mitigation strategies.

Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval. Coordinate and develop responses to fact-finding, evaluation notices, and requests for information (RFIs), to bolster priorities, strengthen support for the proposal, and also identify customer key items or concerns.

Develop and execute negotiation strategy / plan to establish a framework to arrive at the most beneficial agreement possible between Northrop Grumman and the customer in the quickest timeframe possible.

Maintain our excellent working relationship with customers to effectively communicate, administer, modify, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.

Oversee contract performance including schedules and deliverables and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance.

Advise your program team of contractual rights and obligations on your assigned contracts, including interpretation of contract terms and conditions

Maintain and update contract documents and official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence

Provide direct contract support, review contractual documents to ensure protection of company’s contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies.

Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations

Work cooperatively with the technical staff to address customer requests

Basic Qualifications:

To qualify for the Principal Contract Administrator position:

U.S. citizen.

Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 10 years experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function; or a Master’s degree or JD with a minimum of 8 years experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function.

Be attentive to detail and able to handle complex contracts with minimum supervision.

Have excellent verbal, written, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry, particularly with the US Navy administering platform-level or major sub-system-level contracts.

Strong finance background.

Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS; Export Regulations.

Prior experience using SAP, Northrop Grumman Contracts Module.


Salary Range: $97,300 USD – $160,600 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-R10088129 2023.01.14

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