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As part of the contracts team, you will work with experienced professionals to help support our service men and women by providing world class services and products. Whether it is an innovative proposal or a long-running core contract, you will be a key part of an innovative and unique problem-solving team.
We are currently looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to lead our Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) Production team. This open Contracts Manager position will support contracting activities for the M109A7 Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) vehicles. This multi-billion dollar program is essential to the United States Army. You will work with other exceptional professionals across many functions and business areas. Here, we value our workforce, and that means providing our employees with competitive salary and benefit packages, flexible schedule, and plenty of resources for career growth. Enjoy being a part of a team that is supportive of you and passionate about defending our country.
As a Contracts Manager, you will:
Lead the proposal, negotiation, and management of complex proposal and contract activities in accordance with company policies, legal and customer requirements, with limited guidance or supervision from the Director.
Interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to program team and management.
Act as a subject matter expert with an extensive knowledge of government and commercial contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations.
Mentor junior contracts professionals and may supervise or guide work of lower grade contracting employees.
Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers.
Maintain an in-depth knowledge and working understanding of the US Government Acquisition and Procurement environment, the BAE Systems Contracts function, and relevant company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, FAR/DFARS, export and other government regulations.
Independently lead and support proposal activities including, but not limited to, analysis of solicitations, preparing summaries and developing strategies and recommendations based on the analysis.
Be mindful and attentive to the financial and business risks of the proposed effort and participate in all proposal team meetings.
Prepare the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, review the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, conduct overall business risk analysis and prepare the proposal documents for submittal to the customer.
Provide analysis of solicitations, ensure that bid/proposals are prepared and presented in a manner to afford the company the greatest opportunity to obtain the contract award while minimizing associated liabilities and risk.
Support independent proposal reviews (Red Teams, Phase Reviews). Possibly participate as an assessor in the Phase Review Process.
Establish and manage negotiation strategies and financial requirements.
Perform business risk assessment and recommend mitigation plans.
Conduct negotiation of contracts requiring a high degree of negotiation expertise; execute proposals and contracts to the threshold delegated.
Execute proposals and contracts in accordance with delegated authority.
Provide input for budgets.
Perform all aspects of assigned contract or purchase order-processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements and other commitments.
Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and company policies and procedures.
This is a Hybrid position where you will be in the office 2-3 days a week
This position is on a 9/80 schedule, where you will have every other Friday off
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant Contract Management experience or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of DoD contracting
Expert knowledge of FAR/DFAR
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers;
Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents- Microsoft Office
Make decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
Demonstrate research and presentation skills to senior leadership.
Significant ability to influence and advise senior corporate management.
Demonstrate specialized knowledge in an area of contracting such as, but not limited to certain contract types, commercial contracting, joint ventures, strategic alliances and intellectual property.
Excellent organizational and follow through skills.
Cost Type / Cost-Plus Contract experience.
Firm Fixed Price Contract experience.
Prime Contract experience.
Mentoring and training junior staff members
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
9 or more years of related experience
CFCM or CPCM certification from NCMA.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.