This position is located at BAE Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan. This position reports to the Manager of Contracts for the fast paced and very dynamic AMPV Product Line. The successful candidate will be responsible for the AMPV contract and assist in the coordination and management of basic or routine proposals, contracts and purchase orders under the direct supervision and guidance of a higher level Contract Administrator or Manager. In this entry level position, it is expected that the individual will (1) learn the foundation of the basic contract management knowledge and skills required for success in the Contracting field and (2) progress to directly administering contracts and purchase orders. The individual will be responsible for building and maintaining dependable, quality relationships with internal and external customers in support of the AMPV business objectives.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop a working understanding of the US Government Acquisition and Procurement process, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant Company policies and procedures, FAR/DFARS, commercial contracting methods and other government regulations.
Support assigned proposal activities including, but not limited to, analyzing solicitations and preparing summaries based on the analysis, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort; participating in all proposal team meetings; preparing terms, conditions and assumptions for the proposal; reviewing technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency; and preparing proposal documents for internal bid approval review and submittal to the Customer.
Research contract language and seek guidance on complex terms and conditions from higher level Contract Administrators or Contracts Manager.
Review cost and price proposals as assigned to ensure they are prepared and submitted in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations, contractual provisions and Company policy.
Coordinate with other Company functions as required ensuring that (1) appropriate reviews are scheduled and conducted, and (2) required review and approval signatures are obtained before submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents.
Assist upper level Contract Administrators in negotiations and other activities such as fact finding and audits, required to obtain contracts or orders, and auxiliary agreements (e.g. Proprietary Information Agreements and Teaming Agreements). Negotiate routine contracts and changes commensurate with experience and demonstrated competence under the specific guidance of the higher level Contract Administrator or Contracts Manager.
Act as the primary point of contact between the Company and the Customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts. Draft, prepare, and execute certain internal and external correspondence on contractual/program matters, under review by upper level Contract Administrators or Contract Managers, commensurate with experience and demonstrated competence.
Administer all aspects of assigned contract processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements and other commitments.
Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and Company policies and procedures. Serve as the official repository for all contractual documentation and correspondence relative to assigned contracts.
Participate in final stages of assigned contract by (1) verifying completion of all commitments, and (2) performing assigned activities associated with Contract Closeout.
Performs other duties as required.
10% travel required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Proactive; self-motivated; energetic
Results oriented - Take ownership and Follow through
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense, security and aerospace 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.Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. employs approximately 32,300 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, and generated 2015 revenues of $10.4 billion. BAE Systems, Inc. provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; produces specialized security and protection products; and designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and munitions.