Manager I - Contract Administration

    • BAE Systems
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 31 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago

Overview

On Site
USD 113,080.00 - 192,280.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Contract management
Customer relationship management
Mentorship
Promotions
Telecommuting
Electronic warfare
Technical drafting
Management
Pricing
Risk assessment
Auditing
Negotiations
Leadership
Risk management
Strategy
Probability
Acquisition
DFAR
PASS
Security clearance
Intellectual property
Proposal writing
Finance
Legal
Insurance
Military
Programmable logic controller
Aerospace
Adobe AIR
Information Technology
Customer support
Elasticsearch
Electronics
FAR
Professional development
IMPACT
Partnership

Job Details

Job Description
Join a team that supports the delivery of mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of government, commercial and international customers. The Contracts organization is the trusted business partner managing customer relationships, negotiating deals, creating innovative solutions, and providing regulatory knowledge to our customers. We are committed to employee growth and development, allowing employees to build a long-term career with the company. In addition to challenging day to day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Contracts professionals are provided opportunities for promotion and relocation to other business units within the U.S. and overseas. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with, and positively impact, the internal and external community in which we work.

With our historic growth and position as one of the world's largest Aerospace, Defense and Security Company's, we look to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, remote/hybrid telecommuting, and competitive salary/benefits keeps our team engaged and motivated.

We view culture as one of our most critical competitive advantages. Contracts employees come to work every day because of our strong culture and passion for our significant role in the success of the business. Our Cultural Principles are:
  • Engage everyone with respect and good will
  • Stay calm independent of circumstances
  • Be humble and work collaboratively
  • Feel empowered to do the right thing
  • Listen, be curious, and allow differences to influence our decisions
The Advanced Compact Electronic Warfare Solutions (ACES) Product Line within the Countermeasures and Electromagnetic Attack (CEMA) Solutions Business Area has an immediate need for a Contracts Manager to support the Countermeasures and Responsive Dispenser Systems (CARDS) Product area out of our Austin, TX facility. CARDS is a growing area within ACES that has mostly unclassified programs with the US Navy, Lockheed Martin, and a variety of other Government and commercial customers.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: overseeing and directing daily contractual activities, providing guidance on contractual/business issues to leadership, teammates, and junior colleagues, and assisting in preparing proposals, completing negotiations and drafting contract terms. Independently leading and managing proposal activities including, analysis of solicitations, developing strategies and recommendations, preparing terms and conditions, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency and conducting business risk assessment. Lead and support fact-finding and other audit activities. Lead complex negotiations with an emphasis on implementing a strategy that creates a win/win situation. Advising CARDS leadership of contractual rights and obligations, risk mitigation alternatives and business strategy. Ensuring all contractual arrangements offer the company a reasonable probability of accomplishing the business objectives. Fostering and maintaining relationships with counterparts within the customer organization and between all functions within BAE Systems. Working knowledge of multiple contract types (FFP, FPI-F, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, and OTAs), U.S. government acquisition and export regulations, UK MoD DEFCONs and working with the UK MoD in general.

Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to make decisions and close actions
  • FAR/DFAR knowledge and experience
  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Experience with agreements other than contracts (ex. OTAs, NDAs, bailment agreements, and/or software license agreements)
  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience
This position requires the ability to pass a Special Background Investigation and obtain Secret clearance.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Degree and 8+ years of relevant experience
Experience with Intellectual Property
Experience with complex contracts and proposal preparation and execution
Experience with UK Ministry of Defense Commercial arrangements and provisions

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $113080 - $192280

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
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