Director, Contracts-Weapon Systems


Responsible for managing and developing contract professionals at management levels. Directs the activities of contract professionals including highly complex contractual arrangements of strategic importance to corporate or business unit. Directs identification, development and implementation of entire range of contract formation, negotiation and administration policies and processes in accordance with customer expectations and corporate objectives.


Communicates corporate and business unit objectives to contract department. Establishes highest-level contract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations. Drives implementation of strategic contract opportunities with the most significant impact to the corporation. Approves and implements new and revised contract policy and process. Participates in development of business alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, source selection procedures and process, make or buy determinations, and risk management directives. Provides career development and training opportunities for contract professionals. 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. Ensures appropriate contract staffing and budget levels. Have mentoring and training responsibilities. Occasionally may lead complex negotiations. Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.


A key part of senior business unit management. Ability to establish and implement departmental goals and objectives. Excellent presentation, teambuilding and leadership skills. Ability to effect and manage change agents. Ability to perform in complex cross-functional business environment. Proven management and delegation ability. Global perspective of business environment and technology. Motivational and visionary leadership skills, including the ability to recognize and develop emerging leadership talent.


Cross-functional departmental directors; senior corporate management, customer/supplier executive management; public agency executives.

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor Degree

15 years relevant experience Preferred Skills and Education Cost type, Firm Fixed Price, R&D & Construction Contracts

Government Contracts (FAR, DFAR and other agency supplements)

Atleast 5 years of managing and developing prime contracting professionals

Atleast 2 years of managing and developing Contracting Managers

Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) 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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