Subcontracts Manager

in San Diego, CA

Subcontracts Manager Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    83145BR

  • Job Location

    San Diego, CA 92170-3308, US

  • Job Category

    Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    None

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description

Our Ship Repair business area is currently recruiting a Subcontract Manager to support the San Diego Ship Repair business. Ship Repair procurement is a fast paced, demanding and rewarding career! San Diego Ship Repair is part of America's leading ship repair, modernization, conversion and overhaul company, providing both commercial and government customers excellence in service.


As the Subcontracts Manager, you will manage a team responsible for subcontractor spend in the hundreds of millions across a very diverse set of subcontractors and commodities/categories.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

-Responsible for management, coordination, and development of Procurement professionals at various experience levels with: proposal preparation, review, and execution; development of subcontractor evaluation and selection criteria; negotiation of provisions such as price, schedule, work statements, and terms to meet or exceed business requirements; preparation and administration of high value/complex subcontract awards. Execute to approved procurement policies and procedures in order to provide the best value consistent with quality and service requirements while maintaining good subcontractor relations. Responsible for Procurement Compliance and Cost/Price Analysis.

-This role emphasizes subcontractor engagement, internal and external relationship building, development of new subcontractors and advancement of commodity strategies, and subcontractor management through all phases of program execution. Respond to subcontractor inquires, resolve invoice issues, and participate in fact finding activities pertaining to subcontractor safety, quality, and performance execution. Drive Partner2Win initiatives and evaluate supplier performance relative to cost, delivery, integrity, quality, performance objectives, contract compliance, and other factors.

-A successful candidate must be able to be an effective communicator internally and externally, build mutually beneficial relationships, willing to advance their knowledge of procurement compliance, and proactively adopt best practices and support new initiatives.

-Responsible for continuous improvement (Root Cause & Corrective action) to optimize department performance and subcontractor performance. Assist Compliance Managers to develop, implement, and direct policies, practices, and procedures that are in accordance with federal, commercial, state/local, and/or international Procurement regulations.

-Must be able to assess, prioritize, drive issues to closure and be assertive when required. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Exhibit best practice work habits and collaborate to promote operational excellence. Deliver quality customer service to both internal and external customers and foster and maintain good subcontractor relationships.

- Reviews performance of subordinate personnel and recommends appropriate actions such as salary increases, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action. Interviews applicants for hire and encourages talent development through training programs to ensure a higher level of skill and proficiency among subordinate employees.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline and 8 years or more of directly related work experience preferably in a government-contracting environment.

  • Management experience more than 2 years

  • Experience in a large, complex multifaceted environment preferably in the Ship Repair Industry.

  • Familiarity with defense industry & regulations and the understanding of the role of subcontractors in complex industries.

  • Experience leading major procurement efforts in a Department of Defense (DOD) contracting environment.

  • Knowledge of FAR and DFAR regulations and the nature of flow down requirements.

    • Knowledge of ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulation) and EAR (Export Administration Regulation)

    • Understanding/knowledge of CPSR audits and requirements.

    • Comprehensive understanding of subcontractor solicitations and bid analysis/process.

  • Strong working experience generating, negotiating and executing major subcontracts/purchases.

    • Demonstrated ability to resolve contractual conflicts with subcontractors through negotiations and contractual vehicles.

    • Project / Supplier Management

    • Financial Acumen

    • Knowledge of Terms and Conditions

  • Proven leadership and organizational change experience

    • Ability to motivate and manage personnel.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication

    • Excellent time management/organizational skills

    • Strong experience managing Subcontracts or Procurement team.

    • Strategic/Critical Thinking

    • Ability to find win-win solutions; a “make it happen” attitude.

    • Ability to develop and implement continuous improvement strategies.

    • Ability to collaborate well with other departments, such as Contracts, Finance, Programs, Operations, and Compliance Teams.

    • Ability to develop and utilize metrics to proactively manage the department and meet critical business objectives.

  • Cost Analysis experience (Cost and Pricing Determination, Commercial Item Determination, Competitive Analysis)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Willingness and desire for continuous improvement.

  • Generosity of thought and knowledge.

  • Earned Value Management experience

  • Experience across multiple functions such as operations, supply chain, procurement.

  • Subcontracts / Contracts / Legal background

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.

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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