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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Contract Administrator in Plymouth, Minnesota


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Principal or Senior Principal Contracts Administrator will interface with all levels of senior management and customer counterparts, including program managers, business managers, capture managers, pricing, and proposal teams, to perform the following contract administration responsibilities:

  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Examine project costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Take an active role in proposal support; managing contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process to ensure proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements.

  • Perform risk assessment of proposals and contracts terms and conditions and assist program office in development of risk mitigation strategies

  • Develop and process contract and subcontract sign-off packages, managing the approval process for proposals, contracts and modifications

  • Ensure contract performance in accordance with company policies/procedures and legal requirements, including International Traffic And Arms (ITAR), Risk Work Authorizations (RWA's), ERP, Data Requests, Property Requests, Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA's)

  • Understand, assess, and evaluate contract provisions, clauses, regulations (including FARs and DFAR clauses), flow-downs and subcontract requirements

  • Maintain official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence with customer

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and, as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions.

A successful candidate must:

  • Be organized and detail oriented

  • Be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Be a team player, yet also be an independent & proactive contributor, with excellent problem solving and organizational skills

  • Have strong customer orientation and relationship building abilities.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating, and problem solving.

This position may be filled at a higher level depending on education and/or years of experience.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contracts Administrator:

  • At least 6 years of contracts or business management experience

  • Experience working proposals

  • Experience organizing and administering contracts

  • Experience reviewing, applying, and analyzing rules, policies, and regulations

  • Negotiation experience

  • Be able to occasionally travel to customer locations for negotiations or meetings

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator:

  • Includes all of the above with at least 10 years of contracts and/or business management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Economics, Business, Engineering, Law or related field

  • Willing to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)

  • Government acquisition contracting background

  • Great opportunity for JD’s looking for an alternate career path

Salary Range: $79,800.00 - $119,800.00Salary Range 2: $99,000.00 - $148,400.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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