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Subcontracts Professional

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

Saab, Inc. has a career opportunity for a dynamic, results-oriented Subcontracts Professional to join the rapidly growing North America Central Procurement team. As a Subcontracts Professional you will have the responsibility of executing and managing high-dollar and highly complex procurements.  This position can be staffed in the following manner:

  • Work from the Saab offices in Syracuse New York or Orlando Florida, with some work from home benefits. Travel to Syracuse no more than once quarterly is required; OR

  • Work remote with the expectation that travel to Syracuse no more than twice quarterly is required. The ideal remote candidate would reside in the Central or Eastern Time zones for ease of conducting business with Saab Syracuse.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supplier Identification, Screening, Selection, and Approval

  • IR&D and Engineering support

  • Work across multiple 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

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

  • Participating in Proposals for Material and Labor

  • 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

  • Leading resolution of technical and programmatic supplier issues

  • 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:

  • BA/BS degree with 10+ years of experience or MBA/MS/JD degree with 8+ years of experience

  • 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.

  • Continuous Improvement (Black Belt, Green Belt)

  • Leadership and Presentations

Annual salary will be commensurate on education, relevant years of experience and the geographic location of Syracuse, NY regardless of where candidate resides.

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.