BAE Systems plc
BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is looking to add two Managers- Contracts I, as primary contract administrators for the Tracked Ammunition Carrier M992 and Hercules M88 Recovery Family of Vehicles responsible for proposal preparation and submission as well as contract administration for multiple production contracts with York, Pennsylvania, as the duty location. This position is not a supervisory position but has the potential to become a supervisor of contract professionals in the future. The customers consist of the US Army and US Marine Corps and may entail business travel to customers’ respective locations at Warren, Michigan, and Quantico, Virginia. This position 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 Manager.
Interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to program team and management. Position requires an extensive knowledge of government and commercial contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations.
Will 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, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, conducting overall business risk analysis and preparing the proposal documents for submital to the Customer.
Provide analysis of solicitations, ensure 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 (Red Teams, Phase Reviews).
May participate as an assessor in the Phase Review Process.
Responsibilities also include coordinating with other company functions as required to ensure appropriate reviews are conducted, scheduling required reviews, and obtaining required review and approval signatures prior to submital of proposals or execution of contractual documents.
Capable of establishing and managing 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.
Undertake special assignments as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Typical Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Cost Type / Cost-Plus Contract experience
Firm Fixed Price Contract experience
Prime Contract experience
Expert knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations (Federal Acquisition Regulations / Defense FAR Supplement)
Experience with complex contracts and proposal preparation and execution
Experience mentoring and training junior staff members
Experience briefing senior level management
Preferred Skills and Education
Essential Skills and Abilities the exercise of discretion and independent judgment in performance of duties set forth in Section II above.
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.
Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
In addition to significant ability to influence senior corporate management.
Excellent presentation, team building and leadership skills.
Ability to effect and manage change agents.
Ability to perform in complex cross-functional business environment.
Proven contract management ability.
Global perspective of defense business environment and technology.
Strong motivational and visionary leadership skills.
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 (Red Teams, Phase Reviews).
May participate as an assessor in the Project Lifecycle Review Process.
Expert knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
Experience in drafting and negotiating complex teaming arrangements, manufacturing licenses or other types of contracting arrangements.
Demonstrate specialized knowledge in an area of contracting such as, but not limited to international contracting, certain contract types, commercial contracting, joint ventures, strategic alliances and intellectual property.
Experience interfacing with senior corporate management, customer/supplier executive management; public agency executives.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
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BAE Systems plc
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BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.