Senior Principal Contracts Administrator Job
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Minneapolis, MN 55421-1402, US
How does it feel to represent a company that is committed to innovation? Proud. As part of the contracts team, you will work with experienced professionals to help best position BAE Systems as a front runner with our customers. Whether it’s an innovative proposal or a long-running core contract, you will be a key part of an innovative, and unique problem-solving team.
We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Principal, Contract Administrator to join our team and assume a lead role. You’ll work with other exceptional professionals across many functions and business areas. Here, we value our workforce, and that means providing our employees with competitive salary and benefit packages, flexible schedule, and plenty of resources for career growth. Enjoy being a part of a team that is supportive of you and passionate about defending our country.
As a Senior Principal, Contracts Administrator, you will:
Consistently work on and provide guidance on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues as well as an understanding of and compliance with company policies and procedures.
Ability to interact with the team to gather, interpret, analyze, and develop recommended strategies and present information
Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge and working understanding of Foreign Governments (primarily Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada) Acquisition and Procurement environment, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, export and other government regulations.
Independently lead and support proposal activities including, but not limited to analysis of solicitations, preparing summaries and developing strategies and recommendations based on the analysis, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, conducting overall business risk analysis and preparing the proposal documents for submittal to the Customer.
Research and make recommendations on proposal and contract language. Ensure that all necessary functions review recommendations and terms, with minimal direction and guidance needed from the Senior Contracts Manager.
Lead contract negotiations and collaborate with customers in definitizing and completing the contract under general guidance from the Senior Contracts Manager.
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations, risk mitigation alternatives and business strategy.
Perform all aspects of assigned contract or purchase order 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.
Participate in final stages of assigned contract by (1) verifying completion of all commitments, and (2) performing assigned activities associated with contract closeout.
Maintain logs of proposals and other data as required and assist in data collection for monthly/quarterly reporting to Management.
Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and Company policies and procedures.
Act as primary point of contact between the Company and the Customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts and projects, including auxiliary agreements such as Proprietary Information Agreements and other business agreements.
Participate in the drafting and negotiation of various agreements, and coordinate any legal reviews as appropriate on behalf of the business.
Support Program Managers, Product Line Directors, and Business Area leads and provide contracts advice and counsel to Company management at all levels as required.
Develop specialized contracting knowledge in areas such as International Business, Offset and Teaming Agreements, if required.
Regularly contribute to the development and implementation of new business methods, processes and contracting concepts in order to achieve business unit and Contracts Department goals and objectives.
May participate as an assessor in the Phase Review Process.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Works with Program personnel and other Company functions, as required. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with internal Customers.
Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with external Customers.
May work extended hours or weekends. Sporadic travel as necessary to support the business.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Open to candidates in Louisville, KY or Minneapolis, MN
This is a Hybrid position that would require being on-site 2-3 days a week
This position has a 9/80 schedule that you will have every other Friday off
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
US Citizen with the ability to successfully obtain a Secret clearance.
Bachelor Degree and 8+ years relevant experience required to include at least:
International Contracting experience
Cost Type / Cost-Plus Contract experience
Firm Fixed Price Contract experience
Prime Contract experience
Expert knowledge of FAR/DFARS regulations
Experience with complex contracts and proposal preparation and execution
Experience briefing senior level management
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
6 years Cost Type / Cost-Plus Contract experience
6 years Firm Fixed Price Contract experience
At least 6 years of Prime Contract experience
Certification as CFCM or CPCM highly desirable
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.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
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.
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.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
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.
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.
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 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.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom