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Principal Contract Administrator

Company name

Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 21,2019

Valid Through

Jul 04,2019

Posted on

Mar 08,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Melbourne, FL, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Principal Contract Administrator
Duties: Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and non-standard 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. Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or similar field of study with 6+ years of related experience OR a Master's Degree with 4 years of related experience. In lieu of a Degree, 4 additional years of experience may be acceptable. Fundamental knowledge of the FAR and DFARs, general knowledge of pre and post-award federal government contracting industry practices, techniques, and standards. General application of contract administration concepts, and principles. Experience with various contract types including cost plus, fixed price and time and materials required. Experience with various types of agreements, including Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements required. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex contracts administration tasks, to include proposal preparation, the development of change orders and processing of inter-company work orders. Ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Works under only very general supervision. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word. Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.
Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD Degree, MBA, etc.). Certificate in Contracts Management and/or NCMA certification. Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry. Proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions. Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations. Aircraft Product Support experience. Proficiency in SAP business applications. Experience with multiple contract types. Familiarity with businesses, policies and practices. A background in contract administration, risk assessment/communication, strong negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem solving skills, will be detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills. Will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks. Must possess the ability to work well with others in high-stress high-volume situations, effectively interface with internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers and meet program goals/objectives.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 19006530

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Northrop Grumman Corporation
P.O. Box 9650
Melbourne, FL 32902-9650

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