Vice President, Contracts

Job Description

BAE Systems' Intelligence & Security Sector (I&S) is seeking a Vice President of Contracts & Supply Chain Management to lead the function across the $1.5B business portfolio. Reporting directly to the Sector President this executive will be responsible for leading all contracts, subcontracts and supplier management activities including process, procedure and adherence to company policy. The ideal candidate must provide advice, strategy, information and guidance to senior management with respect to contract and supplier management as it is affected by laws, regulations, and administrative agencies and industry trends. This individual will ensure contract and procurement support provided to business leaders shows value and contributes to the overall success of the sector and company.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Provide leadership with skills and resources to help the business areas deliver on current contracts.
•Manage and operate the team with a focus on performance excellence to ensure achievement of strategic objectives, review enterprise performance and support strategic initiatives of the Sector.
•Implement solutions to further Business Development and Capture organizations in support of new business capture and partnership goals.
•Direct and participate in the development of bid strategies, and coordinate efforts to produce winning proposals consistent with approved strategies and applicable Government regulations.
•Support the Program Management community by offering solutions and guidance in support of exceptional performance & growth on our customer contracts.
•Provide risk management by identifying and mitigating issues before they become unwieldy, through strong negotiation skills and by understanding and interpreting requirements.
•Maintain productive relationships and partnering with sector-wide staff at all levels and across all functions to ensure contract compliance and the attainment of business goals.
•Establish and maintain senior acquisition executive level relationships with the Sector's primary customers.
•Interface with DCMA and DCAA and maintain compliant business systems to retain government approval.
•Effectively and efficiently reduce contract closeout backlog.
•Develop and execute metrics to effectively measure organizational results.

Typical Education & Experience


Required Skills and Education

.•Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 15 years of contracts and/or subcontracts management with increasing supervisory and management responsibilities. Advanced degree preferred.
•Must be willing to obtain Top Secret SCI.
•Extensive knowledge of federal procurement process.
•Ability to effectively negotiate with teammates in a respectful and meaningful way, maintaining good relationships with BAE Systems' teammates.
•Must have solid familiarity and experience with government contracting by negotiation, e.g. terms and conditions, FAR/DFAR, SOW, cost/price, as well as experience interfacing with DCMA and DCAA.
•Ability to provide expert advice and counsel to executives and their program leadership on contractual and procurement matters, including contract types, regulatory compliance requirements, organization conflict of interest, and risk mitigation and monitor operational performance in line with corporate objectives.
•Experience in the government contractor support services procurement and proposal process.
•Ability to build high performing teams.
•Strong interpersonal skills including ability to actively listen, read audiences, and quickly identify key issues and areas of need.
•A personal style which encompasses a consultative approach to customer relationship management.
•Must possess well developed professional writing and speaking skills, and be capable of preparing complex contractual documents, e.g. Purchase Agreements, NDA's/PIA's, briefings, position papers, and proposals.

Preferred Skills and Education

•Advanced degree
•Professional contract management certification (e.g. CPCM)
•Top Secret SCI preferred.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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