BAE Systems Inc and our Ship Repair business area in the Platforms & Services sector is currently recruiting for a Contracts Director. In this role, you will be responsible for the oversight of the Contracts function for the San Diego Ship Repair Business Unit. You will act as a key part of the senior business management team, providing higher level guidance and hands-on coaching to Contracts professionals, including complex contractual arrangements of strategic importance to the business. This role is influential in the entire range of contract formation, negotiation and administration policies and processes in accordance with customer expectations and corporate objectives.
Other responsibilities will include:
Establish and update contract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations.
Participates in development of business alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, and risk management.
Influences career development and training opportunities for contract professionals.
Provides guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members.
Occasionally may lead complex negotiations.
Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.
Our successful candidate will be comfortable working in a shifting role from the usual high-level strategic coaching to occasional front-line contract management, as circumstances arise.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of related experience.
Excellent presentation, team-building and leadership skills, with the ability to perform in a complex cross-functional business environment.
Ability to effect and manage change.
Motivational and visionary leadership skills, including the ability to recognize and develop emerging leadership talent.
Experienced in the entire life cycle of prime and subcontract contracting, from proposal phase to contract closeout.
Well versed in the following types of contracts:
- Commercial, DOD Cost type, Firm Fixed Price, T&M, and Services Contracts.
Fluent with FAR, DFAR.
At least 5 years of managing and developing contracting professionals; preferably experience in managing other contract managers.
Experienced in non-DOD, commercial contracting including risk management and other contracting elements.
Excellent writing skills a must, with a clear understanding of contract formation principles.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Experience with NAVSEA, MSC, and MARAD ship repair business a plus.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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.
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
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