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Saab Global

Senior Contracts Manager

Home Office, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 August 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking, proactive leader to serve as the Sr. Contracts Manager for the Autonomous and Undersea Systems (AUS) and Land Systems divisions. As a senior leader, you will optimize both your extensive commercial and U.S. Government contracts experience and leadership skills to collaborate across functions. You will lead a team of 2-3 qualified contracts professionals to drive results, maximize efficiency, and generate new business opportunities.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee contract administration and negotiations for domestic and commercial contracts.

  • Lead a team of 2-3 Contracts professionals.  Foster an environment of continuous learning and career development.

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

  • Review complex domestic or commercial proposals for compliance with requirements of Request for Proposal.

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

  • Resolve complex issues using professional concepts, company objectives, and/or industry best practices.

  • Ensure all current and future contracts are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or equivalent, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) when applicable.

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

  • Support the Saab Contracts' vision of being business leaders and undertake the necessary steps to achieve short and long-term objectives.

  • Identify future enhancements to the Contracts organization in support of growth and strategic direction of corporation.

  • Participate in efforts to evaluate and improve existing processes and fill process gaps.

  • Communicate results concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Apply a global perspective of business environment and technology

Compensation Range: $120,800-$157,000

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree 

  • ~20+ years experience

  • Desired: Professional certification or advanced degree preferred (CCCM, CFCM, CPCM)


  • MBA or JD

  • ~18+ years experience

  • Desired: Professional certification or advanced degree preferred (CCCM, CFCM, CPCM)

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


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, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

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.