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Manager Contracts

Merrimack, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Join a dynamic Contracts 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 at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day to day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Contracts employees 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. Taking care of the Contracts team by offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, work from home options, relocation assistance, 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


This opportunity is to manage the CMWS/AWS Contracts Team for the Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS) Product Line within the Survivability, Targeting and Sensing Solutions (STS) Business Area for the Electronic Systems (ES) Sector. This Contracts Manager role will provide an opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment managing some of your own contracts as well as managing a team of Contract professionals who are actively supporting numerous contracts and multiple millions of dollars of ongoing proposal activity. This role involves interfacing with all levels of management and functions (Program Office, Finance, Operations, Engineering, Quality, etc.) within BAE Systems as well as with our USG Army Customer and some commercial customers.


Location: This position is located in Merrimack, NH.


As the Contracts Manager, you will work with internal team members and our customers to shape and close business opportunities in concert with internal objectives for the OEWS Product Line.


Daily responsibilities to include, but are not limited to:


Management of personnel, their workloads and their development plans for future growth.

Consistently work on and provide guidance on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues as well as an understanding and compliance with company policies and procedures.

Ability to interact with the team to gather, interpret, analyze, and develop recommended strategies and present information.

Compliance with Company policies and procedures, legal, regulatory and customer requirements.

Prepare, negotiate and manage complex proposals and contracts.

Provide guidance to Program, Engineering and Operation teams on government and commercial contracting methods for military equipment while protecting our Intellectual Property rights.

Cross functional collaboration with Program Management, Finance, Operations, Quality and Export teams.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and/or Master’s Degree(s) with appropriate work experience.


Required Skills and Education


US Citizen with the ability to successfully obtain a Secret clearance.

Strong hands-on knowledge of, and experience with, FAR and DFAR and export regulations.

Strong knowledge of intellectual property and policies.

Proven ability to lead and close complex negotiations requiring Current Cost or Pricing Data and Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (formerly TINA) certification.

Experience with agreements to support business development, program management and engineering development teams (ex. NDAs, bailment agreements, etc.).

Experience of dealing with the US Government and major industry defense & electronics companies, as your customer.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to prepare spreadsheets and presentations.


Preferred Skills and Education


Experience with the complex RFP’s, and large proposal development.

Experience with various USG agencies (especially the US Army).

Active Secret clearance or higher.

Possess a Hungry, Humble and Smart attitude

Team Focus

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status


Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education

Required Skills and Education

US Citizen with the ability to successfully obtain a Secret clearance.

Strong hands-on knowledge of, and experience with, FAR and DFAR and export regulations.

Strong knowledge of intellectual property and policies.

Proven ability to lead and close complex negotiations requiring Current Cost or Pricing Data and Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (formerly TINA) certification.

Experience with agreements to support business development, program management and engineering development teams (ex. NDAs, bailment agreements, etc.).

Experience of dealing with the US Government and major industry defense & electronics companies, as your customer.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to prepare spreadsheets and presentations.


Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education

Experience working with US ARMY

Experience with the complex RFP’s, and large proposal development.

Active Secret clearance or higher.

Masters Degree

Possess a Hungry, Humble and Smart attitude

Team Focus


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