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Contracts Manager

Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Closing date
30 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Contract Manager to be located in either the East Syracuse, NY or Orlando, FL office. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills to be exercised in performance of Contracts duties, potentially across multiple locations. The Contract Manager will lead contracts negotiations, provide oversight to the Contracts team, evaluate new business opportunities, and provide recommendations to business management, which minimize risk and maximize financial results of the business. Strong leadership skills and extensive experience with the various U.S. DoD contract types including Foreign Material Sales (FMS) are essential.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all current and future contracts are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) or equivalent, including supplements, guidelines, requirements, and procedures and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for international pursuits and contracts. 

  • Support capture efforts across the business by participating in proposal development and reviews.

  • Review complex Prime Contractor and U.S. DoD proposals for compliance with requirements of the Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ), with particular focus on identification and mitigation/elimination of proposal risk and contract execution risk.

  • Provide oversight of assigned contractual negotiations.

  • Successfully interact with management, customer/supplier management and U.S. Government representatives.

  • Prepare and present contractual terms and conditions analyses to management, including risk analyses and mitigation options, business ramifications and opportunities, and negotiation strategies, while ensuring consistency with business objectives and corporate policies.

  • Provide data and support services for DCMA/DCAA inquiries and audits.

  • Contribute to and implement the vision for the organization. Undertake the necessary steps to achieve short-term and long-term business objectives.

  • Lead efforts to evaluate and improve existing processes and fill process gaps with appropriate documentation.

  • Provide broad technical contractual guidance to internal customers.

  • Communicate results, contractual risks and mitigation alternatives concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Apply a global perspective of business environment and technology.

  • Demonstrate the ability to be forward looking and identify future infrastructure enhancements to the Contracts organizations in support of growth and strategic direction of corporation.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline is required. Professional certification (CCM, CFCM, CPCM), MBA or JD is a plus.

  • 10+ years of Contracts experience in the Defense/Aerospace industry.

  • Expert in FAR and DFARS, with working knowledge of CAS.

  • Extensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar defense contracts with USG, international governments, and large Defense/Aerospace contractors.  Experience with U.S. Navy/Marines and U.S. Army contracts are desired.

  • Ability to contribute to the development strategy and lead strategic initiatives in support of functional and business objectives.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

  • Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level clearance.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.