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BAE Systems Director of Pricing in McLean, Virginia

Job Description

Join BAE Systems Intelligence and Security sector and be a part of a diverse and dynamic team that enables our organization to support our customers and their mission. This position reports to the VP Finance within the Intelligence & Security (I&S) Sector.

In this role, you will provide financial leadership and guidance to the Business around pricing strategy and proposal submission by:

  • Developing innovative pricing solutions to gain the optimum competitive advantage;

  • Collaborating with the Rates & Budgets team to develop cost structure strategies to provide competitive pricing levers and meet the demands of changing competition and the internal organization

  • Owning the business system for the Cost & Pricing Manual, maintaining adequate controls, and maintaining its DCMA approved status as part of the overall Pricing System

  • Providing the Business with sound advice and strategies in the bid process in line with cost treatment guidance to maintain consistency with FAR/CAS, our CAS disclosure statement, Truthful Cost or Pricing data requirements and current accounting practices;

  • Providing continuous improvements in streamlined practices, consistency, timeliness and quality

In this role, you will also lead the Pricing Finance team, which includes:

  • Participation in the hiring process and responsibility for assigning tasks, counseling, training, developing and evaluating a team;

  • Support and encouragement to the growth and professional development of the team;

  • Coordination with other finance and functional groups to assure consistency and integrity of data;

  • Efficiently optimize finance team and cost thereof in support of the Business needs (including personnel, data processing support, other required support, etc.) through review of required output, efficiency of operations and assignment of appropriate and capable personnel;

  • Ability to identify industry trends and developments, including government regulations and contract compliance issues affecting assigned financial area; and

  • High enthusiasm & energy paired with innovative thinking to continually drive increased business performance and shareholder value, strong desire to be the best.

We are looking for a finance leader who is able to advise senior management of all financial matters regarding the business pricing strategy, cost volume submission, and government FAR/CAS guidance. Therefore, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A proven ability to communicate financial information clearly and concisely across a broad audience;

  • Experience with and a good understanding of Government Accounting regulations,

  • An understanding of US Government Services business model;

  • Sound judgment and understanding of decisions affecting the financial competitiveness of the organization;

  • Ability to develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity;

  • Ability to command the trust and respect (not necessarily the admiration) of the Business at all levels to include both internal and external stakeholders;

  • Ability to create formal networks with key decision makers and serves as external spokesperson for the organization; and

  • An in depth understanding of and ability to operate in accordance with all legal, ethical, and Company requirements, including Company policies and procedures, Standard Policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Department Instructions.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 10-15 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's degree in Finance and/or CPA or MBA

Sound understanding of financial theories and practices in fast changing environment

Full management of a team, including management of people, defining roles and responsibilities, and planning for the department s future needs

Analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, without supervision

Preferred Skills and Education

Defense Industry experience

Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance

CPA and/or MBA preferred

Prior experience working in pricing function in the Defense and Commercial arenas would be an advantage but not required.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we dofrom intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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