BAE Systems Manager, Contracts in Endicott, New York

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 the world s third largest Aerospace, Defense and Security Company, we look to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Taking care of the Contracts team by offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, work from home 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 of the business. Our Cultural Principles are:

Engage everyone with respect and good will

  • 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 decisions

The Manager will lead a Controls and Avionics Solutions (CAS) Business Segment / Product Line. The position requires a highly organized candidate with strong leadership, management and communication skills. The selected candidate will support the CAS Senior Contracts Director, as well as, the other Business Segment leads, in providing leadership to the functional organization, support the development and growth of employees, support carrying out the vision of the function, as well as, make recommendations on the overall strategy for the business.

CAS is a $1B annual sales Business Area consisting of Business Segments with specialized/critical electronics for Aircraft Engine Systems, Commercial Air Transport, Military Aircraft, and Regional & Business Aircraft programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Guide, direct and evaluate the activities of Contract personnel at various labor grades. Support the growth and development of the next generation of Contracts manager and leaders within the Business Area.

  • Implementation and maintenance of Contracts policies and procedures, including ensuring adequate processes are in place to ensure compliance.

  • Lead and/or oversee proposal activities, such as proposal preparation and submittal, contracting strategy and risk mitigation, teaming strategies and approvals.

  • Responsible for conducting and coordinating proposal reviews, pre-approval of strategic alliances, other business agreements within the Business Area and with Sector and Corporate, as required.

  • Interface and manage the relationships with key commercial and government contracting and procurement officials as required and/or needed.

  • Responsible for keeping staff informed, motivated, and working efficiently.

  • Support acquisition, due diligence, and integration activities, as required

  • Work with other functions to develop strategies for new business opportunities.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience

Required Skills and Education

Must have the following:

  • United States Citizenship

  • Bachelor s degree and 8 years of related experience

  • Experience leading a team of Contracts professionals

  • Commercial, International and US Government contracting experience with understanding of both Commercial and Military Aircraft markets

  • Significant proposal preparation experience

  • Proven competency in team leadership and the development of high performing, diverse teams

  • Business acumen and ability to develop and provide guidance of a strategic nature regarding customers, top line growth and overall performance of the Business Area

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Ability to obtain a Secret level clearance, as needed

  • MBA, JD or other advanced degree

  • NCMA Certifications/involvement in local chapter

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

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.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Manager, Contracts


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