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BAE Systems Senior Contracts Administrator in Hudson, New Hampshire

Job Description

Join a dynamic Contracts team supporting the Life Cycle Support Solutions (LCSS) Product Area! The LCSS Product Line supports the full range of BAE Systems products on a global basis supporting end users of our products and ensuring that they may safely complete their missions. This is a fast-paced strategic role within the Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) Product Line and Electronic Systems (ES) Business Sector. In this role, you will work with customers to shape and close business opportunities aligned with internal objectives. Work products and interactions will be at multiple levels, from your program office team to executive leadership. 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.

Develop your career and grow your skills in a high intensity, team-based environment with a winning culture that provides an opportunity to interact daily with multiple functions including the F-35 Sustainment leadership team. As a Senior Contracts Administrator, you will support the proposal development, negotiation, and management of various contract activities in accordance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with guidance provided by senior level Contract Administrators or Contract Management. Interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to program team and management. Position requires previous knowledge and/or the ability to learn government and commercial contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations. Expected to continue to build the basic knowledge, skills and experience required for the effective contract management to include negotiations and regular communication with customers and management. In this role, you will develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and demonstrate a working understanding of the USG acquisition and procurement environment, contracts function, adherence to company policies, commercial contracting methods, export regulations, FAR/DFAR, and other requirements.

  • General understanding of pricing environment in government contracting. Support and lead assigned proposals and analyze solicitations, prepare summaries with attention to financial and business risk, participate in proposal team meetings, prepare terms, conditions and assumptions, review technical and pricing bids for accuracy and consistency. Prepare proposal documents for submittal to customers. Coordinate with other company functions to ensure reviews are scheduled and conducted. Obtain required signatures prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents. Research and make recommendations on contract language.

  • Perform and monitor all aspects of assigned contracts including accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, amendments, account receivables, delivery schedules, legal matters, etc.

  • Maintain log of proposals and collect other data for reporting to management.

  • Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents per contract and company requirements. Act as the official repository for all contractual documents.

  • Provide contract negotiation and administration on the complex and/or critical programs encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal - contract close out).

  • Primary point of contact between the company and customer for contractual matters. Draft, prepare, and execute certain internal and external correspondence on contractual matters with increasing levelsof autonomy.

  • Perform the coordination, negotiation, and management of moderately complex proposals andcontracts under minimal supervision. Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of businessagreements, government, and commercial contracting methods, including policies, procedures andregulations in order to provide appropriate leadership and support. The individual is expected toindependently demonstrate leadership in contracting strategy and methods and be proficient inresearch and presentation skills.

  • Lead contract negotiations and collaborate with customers in definitizing contracts under generalguidance from the Contracts Manager.

  • May be delegated to execute certain proposals and contracts as directed by Contracts DepartmentManagement. Prepare proposals, contracts, and other business documents for execution.

  • This is a hybrid position

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Fundamental skills for coordinating and managing moderately complex proposals, contracts and purchase orders involving limited financial considerations or technical significance.

  • A general understanding of government contracting.

  • Bachelor s degree and 4 years of relevant Contract Administration or equivalent experience

  • Customer service focus

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to multitask and work under frequent deadlines

  • Ability to learn job-related material through on-the-job training

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Exhibits sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with company personnel and customers

  • Experience using personal computers and related software to maintain and access databases and prepare reports

  • Demonstrated ability to focus on closure and get results

  • Ability to obtain and maintain the required security clearance

  • Strong work ethic, a positive attitude, dependable, attention to detail and impeccable follow through is a must!

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability to read Contractual documents, experience with US Government Acquisition and Procurement process, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, FAR/DFARS, export and other government regulations.

  • US DoD SECRET Level clearance or higher (current within a 4-year period).

  • Experience with the complex RFP s, and large proposal development.

  • Experience with various USG agencies as well as other Defense Contractors.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $78760 - $133870

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Senior Contracts Administrator


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