Contract Manager - FMS

This role is contingent upon BAE’s receipt of a FMS Contract from the US Government in the mid-November timeframe

BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is looking to add a Subject Matter Expert for FMS contracts to our expanding portfolio. This leader will help implement industry-leading contracting practices in support of one of our Weapon Systems business which is located in the U.K. This position can be located in either Arlington, VA or our tenant site at Picatinny, N.J with travel to Barrow, U.K. and other locations abroad and domestic as required.


Establishes highest-level contract strategy and drives implementation of strategic contract opportunities with the most significant impact to the corporation. Provides contractual domain expertise in implementation, execution and administration. Participates in development of business alliance and partnering, acquisitions and divestitures, source selection procedures and process, make or buy determinations. May act as senior program or project manager. When required, performs in a cross-functional role for other business elements, e.g. finance, law, operations. Provides guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members. May mentor less-experienced contract professionals. May provide formal training in contract domain expertise. Champions contract policy and procedure revision and improvement. Lead negotiation responsibilities. Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.


Significant ability to influence senior corporate management. Excellent presentation, teambuilding and leadership skills. Ability to effect and mange change agents. Ability to perform in complex cross-functional business environment. Proven program management ability. Global perspective of business environment and technology. Motivational and visionary leadership skills.


Senior corporate management, customer/supplier executive management; public agency executives

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

Atleast 5 years Firm Fixed Price Contract experience

At least 5 years of Prime Contract experience in USG Contractor environment.

Fluent knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations (Federal Acquisition Regulations / Defense FAR Supplement)

Experience with complex contracts and proposal preparation and execution

Preferred Skills and Education

Atleast 1 year of FMS (Foreign Military Sales) Contracts background.

Certification as CFCM or C.P.C.M. highly desirable

Experience briefing senior level management

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting 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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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