BAE Systems Director of Subcontracts in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems, Inc is currently recruiting for a Director of Subcontracts to support our Weapons Systems businesses as a subject matter expert. You will have responsibilities with the oversight of the Subcontracts function for each of these businesses: Weapons Systems - US, Ordinance Systems, United Kingdom, and Sweden in addition to serving as deputy to our Weapon Systems Headquarters Supply Chain Director. The position can be located in Radford (VA), Kingsport (TN), Louisville (KY), or Minneapolis (MN) with travel to all sites.

As a key part of the senior business management team, you will have the following roles:

  • Provide higher level guidance and hands-on coaching to Subcontracts professionals, including complex contractual arrangements of strategic importance to the business.

  • Influential in the entire range of subcontract formation, negotiation and administration of policies and processes in accordance with customer expectations and corporate objectives.

  • Responsibility to establish and update subcontract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations.

  • Participate in development of business alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, and risk management.

  • Influence career development and training opportunities for subcontract professionals.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members.

  • Lead complex negotiations.

  • Understand the business case and have an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.

  • You should be comfortable working in a shifting role from the usual high-level strategic coaching to occasional front-line subcontract management, as circumstances arise.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Our ideal candidates will have the following experiences:

  • At least 5 years of managing and developing contracting professionals; preferably experience in managing other contract managers.

  • Excellent presentation, team building and leadership skills, with the ability to perform in a complex cross-functional business environment.

  • Ability to effect and manage change.

  • Motivational and visionary leadership skills, including the ability to recognize and develop emerging leadership talent.

  • Experienced in the entire life cycle of prime and subcontract contracting, from proposal phase to contract closeout.

  • Well versed in the following types of contracts: Commercial, DOD Cost type, Firm Fixed Price, and Services Contracts.

  • Fluent with FAR, DFAR regulations.

  • Experienced in non-DOD, commercial contracting including risk management and other contracting elements.

  • Excellent writing skills a must, with a clear understanding of contract formation principles.

Preferred Skills and Education

Experience with government construction contracting is highly preferred.

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

Director of Subcontracts


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