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Contracts Manager 2 (Clearance Required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10014647

  • Category: Business Management
  • Location: Huntsville - AL, United States of America
  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contracts Manager 2 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Launch and Missile Defense Systems Division, specifically the Missile Defense Solutions' (MDS) Operating Unit (OU), as the OU Contracts Manager. Note: This position will be based in Huntsville, AL.The successful candidate will be a direct report to MDS BU Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, Capture Managers, and functional teams throughout the OU. Additionally, the successful candidate would be responsible for the direct supervision and management of two (2) to four (4) contract administration/staff personnel, contracts within the OU's portfolio, and the OU's captures.As Supervisor/Manager, the candidate would also be required to provide objective-oriented direction utilizing management guidelines & general policies. They should also maintain a strong level of engagement, while dynamically leading, inspiring, motivating and developing a team of contract professionals.Management/supervisory duties will also include:
    • conducting staff meetings and one on one sessions with direct reports, as well as skip levels sessions as needed
    • assessing the business needs within the OU and assign tasks and actions to staff members accordingly
    • executing mid-year and year-end performance evaluations, to include writing performance reviews for direct reports and providing verbal performance feedback accordingly.The successful candidate will have management responsibilities over various contracts within the OU's portfolio, from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation.Responsibilities will include: - making decisions in a timely manner, offering guidance and working collaboratively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, supply chain, legal, and security for seamless contract administration. - building strong customer intimacy and engaging with employees. - reviewing and responding to RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs, and conducting customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment - reviewing process specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management o f contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information - preparing bids/proposals, administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. - examining estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. - reviewing and approving contractual documents for protection of the company's contractual/risk posture, and satisfying contractual requirements. - planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a complex nature and achieving targeted profit rates as well as favorable terms and conditions to assist in meeting profit and cash goals. - providing guidance and direction based upon the requirements of the contracts, change management discipline and to ensure timeliness of CDRL submissions. The Contract Manager must be a role model for diversity and inclusion by seeking out and including diverse opinions and perspectives. They must have the ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources. It is key that the Contract Manager have the ability to provide concise and effective communication through presentations, written documentation or email format with different levels of management.Basic Qualifications:To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
      • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with 10+ years relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field
      • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic business unit leadership team
      • Experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD
      • Thorough understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations (FAR, DFAR)
      • Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management - Team player, independent, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, oral and written communication, and organizational skills- Demonstrated 5+ yea r of leadership or supervisor experience - Ability to travel several times annually
        • Current, active US government security clearance at the Secret levelPreferred Qualifications:
          • Master's degree
          • 10 years' experience in government contracting
          • Strong customer orientation and relationship building abilities
          • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively drive projects to completion
          • Able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
          • Proven ability to attract top talent, build a top performing contracts team, and dynamically lead, inspire, motivate and engage a team of contracts managers and administrators
          • Current, active Top Secret security clearance is preferredSalary Range: 105600 - 158400Employees 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Huntsville , Contracts Manager 2 (Clearance Required), Executive , Huntsville, Alabama

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