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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Subcontracts Administrator

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 July 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Senior Subcontracts Administrator to join the rapidly growing North America Central Supply Chain team, executing, and managing high-dollar and complex procurements.

The ideal candidate will work from Saab's East Syracuse, NY office location.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Supplier Identification, Screening, Selection, and Approval

  • Issuing RFI’s & RFQ’s and ensuring receipt of complete information

  • Participating in Proposals for Material and Labor

  • IR&D and Engineering support

  • Work across multiple domestic sites and international coordination

  • Conducting Flow Down Analysis to ensure compliance to customer requirements (FAR/DFARS, FAA, International requirements)

  • Creating SOW’s with cross-functional input

  • Determining requirements that are appropriate to ensure regulatory compliance and to mitigate risk

  • Executing Subcontracts, Inter-divisional Work Transfer Agreements, NDA’s, Leasing agreements, and Long-Term Agreements

  • Writing Contracts Letters and maintaining comprehensive legal records in compliance with USG Certified Purchasing System Requirements

  • Negotiating all aspects of Subcontracts including Price, Delivery, and Terms & Conditions

  • Facilitating rhythm meetings and driving actions to closure

  • Tracking and expediting all Subcontracts including deliveries, SDRL’s, updates, and close-outs.

  • May assist with Metrics, Reporting, Continuous Improvement, and other Strategic Initiatives

Skills and Experience:

Required Education and Skills:

  • BA/BS degree with 8 years of experience or MBA degree with 6 years

  • Professional certification or advanced degree preferred (CCM, CFCM, CPCM)

  • Advanced Purchasing experience- comprehensive understanding of fundamentals, building orders in an ERP system

  • Experience with contracting methods and types

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving- ability to apply sound judgement and creativity

  • Communication / Interpersonal Relationships

  • Financial Acumen- ability to determine cost reasonableness


Desired Skills:

  • USG, DoD, or FAA contracts experience

  • Cross-functional experience in Quality, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Program Management.

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.

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 18,000 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 seven 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.