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Contracts Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Hudson
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Join a dynamic Contracts team that supports the delivery of mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of government, commercial and international customers. The Contracts organization is the trusted business partner managing customer relationships, negotiating deals, creating innovative solutions, and providing regulatory knowledge to our customers. We are committed to employee growth and development, allowing employees to build a long term career at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day to day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Contracts employees are provided opportunities for promotion and relocation to other business units within the U.S. and overseas. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work.With our historic growth and position as one of the world's largest Aerospace, Defense and Security Companies, we look to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Taking care of the Contracts team by offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, hybrid options, relocation assistance and competitive salary/benefits keeps our team engaged and motivated.We view culture as one of our most critical competitive advantages. Contracts employees come to work every day because of our strong culture and passion for our significant role in the success in the success of the business. Our Cultural Principles are:

  • Engage everyone with respect and goodwill
  • Stay calm independent of circumstances
  • Be humble and work collaboratively
  • Feel empowered to do the right thing
  • Listen, be curious, and allow differences to influence our decisionsThe Adaptive Communications and Sensing (AC&S) Product Line in the C4ISR Business Area is looking for a motivated and experienced Contracts professional to join our Contracts Organization. The successful candidate should have experience with development, production and sustainment defense programs, military and commercial contracts, change proposals and program pursuits, as well as a strong business acumen of strategic planning and financial compliance. This dynamic, growing area includes contracts in all lifecycles from development to sustainment with customers including, but not limited to U.S. Government, primes (Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman) and international defense customers.This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with limited guidance or supervision of the Product Line Director of Contracts. The successful candidate will need to interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to the Product Line Management team, the Contracts management organization, and executive leadership. This position requires an extensive knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition and execution environment, applicable laws and regulations and the ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers. Lastly, the selected candidate should have prior history with management of personnel since the selected candidate may be responsible for a small team (potentially 1-5 reports).Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrate specialized knowledge in an area of contracting such as, but not limited to government contacting, contract types, commercial contracting, joint ventures, strategic alliances and intellectual property.
    • 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.
    • Lead proposal teams. Provide analysis of solicitations, assure that bid/proposals are prepared and presented in a manner so as to afford the Company the greatest opportunity to obtain the contract award while minimizing associated liabilities and risk, support independent proposal reviews.
    • Capable of establishing and managing negotiation strategies, and financial requirements, conduct negotiation of contracts requiring a high degree of negotiation expertise, execute proposals and contracts to the threshold delegated.
    • Experience in drafting and negotiating complex teaming arrangements or other types of contracting arrangements.
    • Administer 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.
    • Lead or support fact-finding and other audit activities.
    • Participate in final stages of assigned contract by (1) verifying completion of all commitments, and (2) performing assigned activities associated with contract closeout.
    • Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and Company policies and procedures.
    • Primary point of contact between the Company and the Customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts and projects including auxiliary agreements such as Proprietary Information Agreements.
    • Prepare contract summaries, and provide management with complete, current and accurate data by reporting progress on contract activity, together with recommendations for management action/decision.
    • Foster and maintain sound and reliable relationships with counterparts in customer organizations.
    • Develop solutions to complex contracting issues, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensure solutions are consistent with organizational objectives.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
      • Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI
      • Ability to work autonomously in restricted workspaces
      • Bachelor's degree
      • 8 or more years of directly related experience
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Experience with international business
      • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced time-sensitive environment
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with diverse work teams
      • Proficiency in MS Office software with an emphasis on Excel
      • Strong knowledge of Intellectual Property law and policies.
      • FAR/DFAR knowledge and experience.
      • Experience with agreements to support sales and engineering development teams.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
        • MBA, MSA, and/or JD degree
        • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $113080 - $192280Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Electronic Systems 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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.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.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, New England , Contracts Manager, Executive , Hudson, Northeast

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