Contract Administrator II
BAE Systems is currently recruiting for a Contracts Administrator II to join our team at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. As a Contracts Administrator you will work with contract activity with moderate to high risk to the business unit. Contract activity may be non-routine and require development of specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplish business goals and objectives. Generally involves independent judgment and analysis of significant issue identification and resolution. May require development of new contract policies and processes or assessment of required deviations from established norm. Requires a lower degree of management attention.
o With management oversight, reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. Also may prepare complex requests for proposals.
o With management oversight, analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure.
o Provides contractual guidance to business team members for appropriate Statement of Work. Manages contract change control process.
o Develops negotiation strategy and supports, and may lead, negotiation team on complex contractual issues.
o Analyzes new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.
o Functions as domain expert on selected areas and issues.
o Provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity.
o Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
o May assist in new business pursuit and associated contract strategy.
o Assists in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
o May mentor and train less experienced professionals.
o May participate in development of less complex business alliances and partnering agreements.
o Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications
Business unit management teams, senior project or product managers, customer/supplier law department, outside counsel, mid-level corporate management.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
* High School Diploma /GED and 6+ years' relevant experience or Bachelor's degree and 2+ years' relevant experience.
Ability to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to communicate policies and interpret regulations.
Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments.
Knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contract law.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Good presentation, leadership and team-building skills.
Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
Excellent internal and external negotiation skills.
Emerging ability to excel in upper level management environment.
Preferred Skills and Education
Preferred working knowledge of FAR/DFARs.
Construction experience a plus.
Preferred CFCM, CCCM, or CPCM.
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
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