BAE Systems Principal Contracts Administrator in Dayton, Ohio

Job Description

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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 Contracts 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. May supervise or guide work of lower grade contracting employees.Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • 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/DFAR, 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 submittal to the Customer. 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 submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents.

  • Research and make recommendations on proposal and contract language. Ensure that all necessary functions review recommendations and terms, with minimal direction and guidance needed from the Contracts Manager. Lead contract negotiations and collaborate with customers in definitizing and completing the contract under general guidance from the Contracts Manager.

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations, risk mitigation alternatives and business strategy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain logs of proposals and other data as required and assist in data collection for monthly/quarterly reporting to Management

  • 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 and other business agreements.

  • Participate in the drafting and negotiation of various agreements, and coordinate any legal reviews as appropriate on behalf of the business supported.

  • Support Program managers, Product Line Directors, and Business Area leads and provide contracts advice and counsel to LOB and Company management at all levels as required

  • Develop specialized contracting knowledge in areas such as International Business, Offset and Teaming Agreements.

  • Regularly contribute to the development and implementation of new business methods, processes and contracting concepts in order to achieve business unit and Contracts Department goals and objectives. May participate as an assessor in the Phase Review Process.

  • May be required by supervisory personnel to prepare contract summaries to assure proper interpretation of the contracts(s), perform cost or price analysis and resolution of complex business issues on a special assignment basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills and Education

  1. May supervise or guide work of lower level Contract Administrators.Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

  2. Works with Program personnel and other Company functions as required. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with internal Customers.

  3. Outside contact with Customers. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with external Customers.

  4. Exerts normal physical energy.Normal office environment. May work extended hours or weekends. Sporadic travel as necessary to support the business.

  5. Execute proposals and contracts consistent with delegated responsibilities.Contribute to the analysis of financial and business risk of proposals and contracts.

  6. OTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATIONTypical Related Experience: Eight or more years related experience. (QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the items listed above, the Essential Functions are: 1. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in Section II above. 2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 3. Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers; 4. Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents; 5. Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations; 6. Develop/demonstrate research and presentation skills.

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. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Principal Contracts Administrator


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