General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Contracts Specialist. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: An advanced level position in a field of contract management Administers contracts and monitors contract performance Acts as focal point for all contractual communications and commitments Assures compliance with applicable federal regulations and internal policies and procedures Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses Negotiates proposals and contracts within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance Works as a key member of program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements Supports contract change process and works with Program Management, Engineering, Finance and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts Builds customer relationships Supports contract operations and enterprise objectives
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: •A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient understanding of contracts management; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways •Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors •Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions •Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise •Skilled in negotiation of contracts of moderate to high risk / complexity •Demonstrates proficient judgment and creativity to identify and resolve moderately complex contract issues, and ability to identify where more expert guidance is required •Proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position •Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle complex assignments •Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction •Demonstrates proficient knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with Prime Contractors as wells as all contract types •Has experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions •Possesses proficient verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels Demonstrates proficient analytical/critical thinking skills; attention to detail and research skills Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business •Possesses proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
The job location preference is Marion, VA, although telecommuting is a consideration.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense security clearance is not required at time of hire. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Internal Number: 42649
About General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.