Complexity Responsible for managing contract professionals at director and management levels. Directs the activities of contract professionals including highly complex contractual arrangements of strategic importance to corporate or business unit. Directs identification, development and implementation of entire range of contract formation, negotiation and administration policies and processes in accordance with customer expectations and corporate objectives.
Responsibilities Communicates corporate and business unit objectives to contracts department. Establishes highest-level contract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations. Drives implementation of strategic contract opportunities with the most significant impact to the corporation. Approves and implements new and revised contract policy and process. Participates in development of business alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, source selection procedures and process, make or buy determinations, and risk management directives. Provides career development and training opportunities for contract professionals. Performs in a cross-functional role for other business elements, e.g. finance, law, operations. Provides guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members. Ensures appropriate contract staffing and budget levels. Have mentoring and training responsibilities. Occasionally may lead complex negotiations. Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications. Serves as member of Senior Leadership Team for the Business Unit under the direction of the VP/GM.
Skills/Abilities A key part of senior business unit management. Ability to establish and implement departmental goals and objectives. Excellent presentation, team building and leadership skills. Ability to effect and manage change agents. Ability to perform in complex cross-functional business environment. Proven management and delegation ability. Global perspective of business environment and technology. Motivational and visionary leadership skills, including the ability to recognize and develop emerging leadership talent.
Interface Cross-functional departmental directors; senior corporate management, customer/supplier executive management; public agency executives. Direct Report to the Vice President, Contracts for the Sector with matrix reporting relationship to the Vice President & General Manager to the Business Unit.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services 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.
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.
Typical Education & Experience Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Experience supporting Cost type, Firm Fixed Price, R&D & Construction Contracts, Government Contracts (FAR, DFAR and other agency supplements), At least 5 years of managing contracting professionals Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 46723BR
About BAE Systems Inc.
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression