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Contract Administrator, Principal (Hybrid)

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Greenlawn
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: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.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: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 ManagementCompile 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 requiredDevelop 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.SUPERVISIONResponsibilities for Work of OthersMay supervise or guide work of lower level Contract Administrators.Supervision ReceivedWork is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.WORKING RELATIONSHIPSWithin CompanyWorks with Program personnel and other Company functions as required. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with internal CustomersOutside of CompanyOutside contact with Customers. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with external Customers.WORKING ENVIRONMENTPhysical TasksExerts normal physical energy.Working ConditionsNormal office environment. May work extended hours or weekends. Sporadic travel as necessary to support the business.FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIESExecute proposals and contracts consistent with delegated responsibilities.Contribute to the analysis of financial and business risk of proposals and contracts.OTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATIONTypical Related Experience: 6 years related experience.In addition to the items listed above, the Essential Functions are:Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in Section II above.Communicate effectively both orally and in writingExhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliersUtilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documentsMake decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulationsDevelop/demonstrate research and presentation skills.Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.Required Education, Experience, & SkillsTypically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experiencePursuant to a specific government contract, this individual must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.Preferred Education, Experience, & SkillsWork experience in a U.S. government contracting environment, international contracting experienceAbout BAE Systems Electronic SystemsBAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Keywords: BAE Systems, Stamford , Contract Administrator, Principal (Hybrid), Other , Greenlawn, Connecticut

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