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Contract Manager 1 - P 3 Program / Secret / Interim Secret

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10010624

  • Category: Business Management
  • Location: Lake Charles - LA, United States of America
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 1At 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.Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems Sector is wanting you to join us as a Contract Administration Manager 1 in Lake Charles, LA. Alternate locations will be Warner Robins, GA. and Oklahoma City, OK. There is a small chance of the selected candidate working remotely, but would have to travel when required, but the preference is on site.You will provide senior level pre and post-award contracts administration while also managing a group of Contract Administrator(s) within the Systems Sustainment and Software Business Unit. This position plays a critical role in the success of the organization. Primary support will be to our P-3 Program, under the Dept of Homeland Security.You will administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and non-standard contracts. You will be self-motivated and have the ability to handle urgent situations in a very busy program environment. This position will require a candidate who can manage a staff and their workload and positively influence team members in order to maximize their efforts toward achieving program goals.Your responsibilities include:
    • Conducting 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.
    • Examining performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.
    • Processing specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information.
    • Daily operations of a team or work unit (direct supervision of the staff, assignment of work, schedules, day to day workflow, etc.) and will provide direction to subordinates, as required, using established policies and precedents.
    • Primary interface with Government contracting officers as well as other Government representatives relative to contractual issues.
    • Ensures compliant deliverables for all contracts assigned to the operational unit. The candidate may also conduct briefings for internal and external customers.
    • Manage a staff of 4-6 contract administrators.
    • Provides direction to subordinates using established policies and precedents.
    • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules.
    • Prepare performance reviews, monitor training, allocate workload.Basic Qualifications:1. Bachelor's degree in a general area of study and a minimum of 6 relevant experience with Department of Defense contracting to include various contract types e.g., IDIQ type programs or a Master's degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.2. Knowledge of international contracting, i.e., DCS and FMS, including ITAR3. Knowledge of contract pricing principles, and the ability to apply sound judgment to proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships4. Experience in working with internal and external stakeholders e.g., program management, subcontracts, business management, and supply chain management, to achieve contract execution5. Working knowledge of and experience with FAR and DFARS; this includes experience with interpretation and compliance to FARS and DFARS6. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills in dealing with competing priorities, deadlines, and in handling multiple tasks7. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)8. Experience managing a group of contract administrators9. Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.10. Ability to obtain/maintain the required DHS Background Investigation.11. Ability to travel/obtain/maintain access to Lake Charles or other sites as required.Preferred Qualifications:1. Experience with production and systems development programs2. Experience managing a staff of contract administrators3. Experience supporting Commercial Aircraft or Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft e.g., supporting aircraft logistics, maintenance, repair, or overhaul contracts4. National Contract Management Association - Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)5. A current Secret Security ClearanceSalary Range: 83700 - 125500Employees 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.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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Lake Charles , Contract Manager 1 - P 3 Program / Secret / Interim Secret, Executive , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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