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Senior Contracts Manager

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
29 September 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking dynamic, results-oriented Senior Contracts Managers for its Surveillance division. The ideal candidates will have strong leadership and communication skills to be exercised in performance of Contracts duties across multiple locations.  The primary focus is to ensure all current and future contracts within Surveillance are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations or equivalent, including supplements, guidelines, requirements, and procedures and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for international pursuits and contracts. Leadership skills/capabilities and extensive experience with the various US DoD contract types is essential.  Experience with international and commercial contracting experience is desired.

The Senior Contracts Manager reports into the Manager, Contracts of the Surveillance division and will oversee contracts negotiations, collaborate with the Program and Contracts teams, evaluate new business opportunities, and provide recommendations to business management, which minimize risk and maximize financial results of the business.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Mentorship of the current staff, increasing coordination across all functions and multiple business locations, and dispute resolution as required.

  • Provide consistent leadership to ensure effective and efficient contract administration of assigned programs.

    • Demonstrate proactive contracts management

    • Mentor, train, and collaborate with PMO and Contracts professionals

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

    • Review complex domestic, international, or commercial proposals for compliance with requirements of Request for Proposal, with particular focus on identification and mitigation/elimination of proposal risk and contract execution risk

    • Provide oversight of domestic, international or commercial contractual negotiations

    • Successfully interact with senior corporate management, customer executive management, U.S. Government representatives

    • Prepare and present contractual terms and conditions analyses to senior corporate 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

  • Support Saab, Inc. Contracts vision and undertakes the necessary steps to achieve the short term and long-term objectives.

    • Use professional concepts, company objectives, and/or industry best practices to resolve complex issues

    • Participate in efforts to evaluate and improve existing processes and fill process gaps with appropriate documentation

    • Provide broad technical contractual guidance to internal customers

    • Communicate results concisely, both verbally and in writing

    • Communicate contractual risks and mitigation alternatives

    • Apply a global perspective of business environment and technology

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

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, Professional certification (CCM, CFCM, CPCM), or advanced degree (MBA, JD) preferred.

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

  • 5+ years of leadership experience, directly or indirectly leading groups or teams.

  • Experience working with teams across multiple sites / locations.

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

  • Desired FAA/AMS experience

  • Extensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar defense contracts with USG, international governments, and large Defense/Aerospace contractors.

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

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of program and business development efforts.

  • Capable of obtaining a Secret level clearance.

Saab, Inc. provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere and paid holidays.

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 participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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.