Senior Manager, Contracts

Job Description

This role may also sit in our facility in Kingsport, TN

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is looking to add a Subject Matter Expert for Research & Development and construction / design contracts to help implement industry-leading contracting practices in support of our growing Ordnance Systems Inc. business at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA and the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. This position can be located at either site.


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.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor Degree and 12+ years relevant experience required to include:
- 2 years Cost Type / Cost-Plus Contract experience
- 2 years Firm Fixed Price Contract experience
- At least 5 years of Prime Contract experience with at least 1 year in a lead or supervisory capacity
- 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

Certification as CFCM or C.P.C.M. highly desirable
Experience briefing senior level management

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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