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Director, Contracts Operations

Nashua, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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You don t see it, but it s there. Our employees work on the world s most advanced electronics from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we re innovating for the future. And you can, too.


Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first exemplified by our missions: We Protect Those Who Protect Us and We Innovate For Those Who Move The World TM . Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us.


The Director of Contracts, ES Contracts Operations, is a management/leadership positon that involves leading a small team of Contracts professionals by setting vision, strategy, objectives, and tactical implementation actions.


The Director of ES Contracts Operations leads the Compliance Process, and Tools aspects of the ES Contracts function. Contracts Ops is a support function to the Profit & Loss ES Business Areas, and, simply put, its goal is to assist the Contracts professionals in the business areas to do their jobs. This role is both an inwardly and outwardly-focused position. Contracts Ops is responsible for all policies issued by the ES Sector Contracts functions. This includes the regular review for currency and update, the writing of new policy or updates, the training and education on policy content, and keeping abreast of pending and implemented regulatory changes in the government acquisition and procurement world. This includes an active input to INC-level Contracts policies as well. Further, as a member of the ES Sector Document Review Board (SDRB), the Director, Contracts Operations, supports all other ES and INC functions in the review of their proposed policies or policy changes.


Additionally, the Contracts Ops team works closely with other functions to prepare the business for any necessary regulatory compliance actions and prepares the ES Contracts function by providing insight, education, and training on emerging regulatory actions, creating a compliance scheme, and implementing across the business. Contracts Operations authors and issues various communications documents for the function, and maintains the ES Contracts web site.


This individual is responsible for customer interface with the local DCMA and DCAA customers, and ensures the business addresses all issues raised by the local government. Contracts Operations reviews administrative Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and supports the Quality organization in the drafting of responses. The Director, Contracts Ops interfaces regularly with ES Finance and Government Accounting/Compliance, and provides important contract information to Government Accounting /Compliance to support audits, Incurred Cost Submissions, and Final Rate Agreement positions. Contracts Operations manages the entire Contract Closeout process, and this position is directly responsible for the program management of the BCO subcontract for close-out support.


The individual needs to be flexible and demonstrate a willingness to work under time constraints and pressure, and handle constantly shifting priorities. Contracts Operations handles the formal response of a myriad of individual data calls from within ES, from the Government customers, and from INC. The work load and work day is greatly varied, never boring.


Typical Education & Experience


Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or 15 years of experience in lieu of degree


Required Skills and Education


United States citizen with the ability to successfully obtain at least a Secret clearance


Commercial, International and US Government contracting experience with understanding of both Commercial and Military Aircraft markets


Significant Proposal Preparation experience


Proven competency in team leadership and the development of high performing, diverse teams


Business acumen and ability to develop and provide guidance of a strategic nature regarding customers, top line growth and overall performance of the Business Area


Preferred Skills and Education


Active Secret clearance


Ability to obtain a Top Secret level clearance


MBA, JD or other advanced degree


NCMA Certifications/involvement in local chapter


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