At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us build upon our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining Northrop Grumman, you can become a part of our shared mission in supporting teams to further develop these capabilities while expanding your skills and horizons. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to support our experts in developing complex systems and solutions which protect our nation. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Associate Contracts Administrator to join our Contracts team in supporting the Maritime Systems & Integration Business Unit in Sykesville, MD. This is a full-time entry-level position estimated to require an amount of in-office time and depending on business needs, approximately 70% time working from your remote location into mid-2021; and flexibility to support our evolving business needs in late 2021 and beyond. Occasional travel to customer sites is required and estimated at 10%. Roles and Responsibilities include: · Maintain and update contract documents, files and program records and support data entry requirements for the preparation and submittal of shipping and related documentation. · Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts. · Conducts 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. · Develop proposal packages, in a timely manner and in accordance with established procedures. · Provide proposal support including taking an active role in creating contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process. · Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations. · 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. · Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. · Work cooperatively with the technical staff to address customer requests. · Maintain current and accurate contract files to facilitate timely contract close outs. · Access USG Information Systems such DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) to search and retrieve electronic solicitations.
Basic Qualifications · Bachelors or Master’s degree from an accredited institution with 0+ years of professional experience in business management or relatable field. · Candidates must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail. · Experience with problem solving, risk assessment and strategy. · Document administration in accordance with company policies, practices and procedures. · Proficient in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and Word. · Ability to work independently and multi-task in cross-functional teams in a challenging environment. · The willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time. · US citizenship only with ability to obtain a Secret Clearance. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: · Well organized with an investigative and methodical thought process. · Experience reading and interpreting legal documents to identify key terms and requirements. · Prior training or experience to investigate and analyze matters concerning non-compliance issues, implementation of solutions, and/or make recommendations to management. · Customer Service orientated with demonstrated concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the available resources. · Planning/Organization with a demonstrated ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. · Demonstrated ability to determine priorities and allocate time and resources effectively.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.