Contracts Manager

in Sterling Heights, MI

Contracts Manager Job

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    Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US

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Job Description

BAE Systems - Detroit is seeking a seasoned, high-potential Contracts Manager to join an exciting, fast-paced, and dynamic work environment in its Combat Mission Systems business unit. This is a supervisory position that will play an integral role in the successful execution of complex, high profile defense programs such as the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) family of vehicles. The ideal candidate is motivated by results and seeks opportunities for growth and advancement by embracing challenges and successfully pursuing stretch goals.

The Contracts Manager must have the ability to lead other contract professional(s), provide contracts leadership to the program team, and effectively interact with both internal and external customers. Duties include participation as a contracts lead and subject matter expert in front-end assessment of business pursuits, proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration. This role will require significant customer interaction to ensure timely contract award and fulfillment of contract requirements in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. This includes managing relationships with customer counterparts and interfacing with senior internal leadership on critical subjects. This role will have significant influence on the program and product line strategy by providing expert guidance on contracting matters and general business issues. Candidate must be able to readily adapt and thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.


  • Serve as the day-to-day contracts lead and subject matter expert for all phases of the contracting process from RFP evaluation, proposal development, negotiations, contract management, and contract closeout.

  • Lead, manage, coach, mentor, and develop other contract professionals as assigned.

  • Lead and administer all post-proposal activities such as audits, fact-finding, contract negotiation, and award review. Maintains records of all information exchanged and results of each action. Works with customer representatives and program manager to track and expedite contract award.

  • Administer all aspects of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements including but not limited to financial limits, delivery or performance schedule, reports, and other terms and conditions. Advise program team of contractual rights, risks, and obligations.

  • Lead and promote effective implementation and execution of proactive contract change management.

  • Coordinate briefings and internal reviews in accordance with applicable policies and procedures to ensure that all required approvals have been obtained prior to submittal of proposals and execution of contract documents.

  • Establish and maintain excellent internal and external customer relations and act as liaison with customer contracting officials for all proposal or contract matters, communicating status of open contract matters frequently with program managers, technical staff, and contracts leadership.

  • Process all contract documents consistent with established processes and procedures.

  • Ensure that contract data, contract files, and historical records are current, accurate, and complete in the company’s established business systems and repositories.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 8 years related work experience

  • Experience managing and leading other contract professionals.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.

  • Mastery and expertise of government acquisition processes and regulations including FAR/DFARS.

  • Ability to work successfully and productively in a team environment or independently with minimum supervision to achieve targets and timely results.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and self-motivated.

  • Effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Master’s degree in business or other relevant field

  • CFCM or CPCM certification from NCMA

  • Demonstrated expertise and mastery of FAR/DFARS

  • Security Clearance

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.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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