Principle Contract Administrator

Job Description

This position is in support of ECS LO TacAir Sustainment Programs. LO TacAir is a fast paced, dynamic environment, requiring a proven individual contributor to proactively partner with the program team to administer and manage contractual scope, customer communication and business objectives. This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with limited guidance or supervision from the Contracts Manager.

The successful candidate will need to interpret and communicate contractual requirements, business commitments and alternative solutions to a variety of issues to the program team and functional management. This position requires an extensive knowledge of Government contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations and the ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers.

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, 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.

Lead or support fact-finding and other audit activities. 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.

Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and Company policies and procedures.

Act as the pmurrrimary 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 reviews as appropriate on behalf of the business supported.

Support Program Managers, Product Line Director and Business Area leads. Regularly contribute to the development and implementation of new business methods, processes and contracting concepts in order to achieve Business goals and objectives.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

In addition to the items listed above, other essential functions include:

1. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in Section II above.
2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
3. Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers;
4. Possess appropriate computer skills to prepare reports and documents;
5. Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
6. Develop and demonstrate research and presentation skills.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

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.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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