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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Subcontracts Administrator

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 31 July 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. has a career opportunity for a dynamic Subcontracts Administrator to be a part of the rapidly growing Saab, Inc. Supply Chain team.  As an SCA, you will be responsible for executing and managing high dollar procurements with critical subcontractors, in addition to negotiating contract agreements.  Experience in navigating and flowing FAR/DFARS contract requirements is required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Interpreting and deciding subcontract requirements that are appropriate to ensure regulatory compliance and to mitigate risk

  • Assisting engineering functions in the creation of Statements of Work (SOW)

  • Managing subcontractors’ performance against their obligations outlined in their Statement Of Work (SOW)

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

  • Conducting flow down analysis to ensure compliance to customer requirements (FAR/DFARS, FAA, International requirements)

  • Negotiating and managing supplier price, cost, schedule and technical performance

  • 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

  • Facilitating rhythm meetings and problem resolutions

  • Managing aspects of supplier performance, including holding Quarterly Business Reviews with critical suppliers

  • May assist with metrics, reporting, continuous Improvement, and other strategic Initiatives

Compensation Range: $75,800-$94,800

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:

  • Experience navigating and flowing FAR/DFARS contract requirements

  • BA/BS degree with 5+ years of experience

  • Professional certification or advanced degree preferred

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

  • Experience with contracting methods and contract types

  • Negotiating skills

  • 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.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Leadership and presentations skills

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 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.