BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is looking to add a Principal Contracts Administrator in support of our growing Combat Mission Systems (Combat Vehicles) business at BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, MI. This role is for a highly motivated tactician who excels in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
Provides authoritative guidance to the integrated program management team and other internal stakeholders
Operates as the focal point for all official communications between BAE Systems and cognizant Contracting Officers
Prepares specialized responses to solicitations, ROMs, requests for white papers, PCO Letters, and contract modifications
Develops negotiation strategies and leads negotiation team on complex contractual issues
Analyzes nuanced contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies & procedures
Operates with an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit/loss implications
Assists in identification, development, and implementation of new contract policies and processes
May assist in new business pursuits and associated contract strategies
May mentor and train less experienced professionals
May participate in development of business alliances, bailment agreements, and partnering agreements
**Open to remote work with the ability to travel as needed**
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor's Degree with 6+ years work experience
Working knowledge with FAR & DFARS
Ability to draft complex, non-routine contract language
Nuanced knowledge of contracting concepts, e.g., contract types, change management, proposal process, payment terms, and Uniform Commercial Code
Exceptional analytical and communication skills
Good presentation, leadership, and team-building skills
Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues
Emerging ability to excel in upper level management environment
Ability to prioritize and multitask in a dynamic environment
Overall positive and constructive attitude
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
DOD/DCMA contracting experience
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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