Director of Contract Operations


Job Description
BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is looking to hire a Director of Contract Operations to lead develop best practices in several areas of the Contracts function and oversee a core business process in support of our Platforms & Services Sector Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. This includes collaborating with cross functional executives and other senior leaders within the Contracts function across the Inc. enterprise in the US and internationally.

Responsibility
Manages and seeks opportunities for continuous improvement of the bid approval process at the Platforms & Services Headquarters level. Reviews, edits and drafts RBA packs and Executive level Whitepapers for corporate and parent company briefings. Make informed decisions and validations to ensure bids are briefed in accordance with the established Delegation of Authority. Coordinates review materials and scheduling for RBA reviews with Inc. (Corporate level) personnel. Manages and oversees the development and creation of a Contracts Repository and database for the Sector while supervising the activity of entry to mid-level contract professionals in routine to complex data calls for corporate and regulatory reporting. Manages the Teaming Agreement Process for the Sector to ensure collaboration across adjacent sectors to ensure no organizational conflicts exist.

Skills/Abilities
Working to excellent knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability to identify required improvement to established policies and to communicate implementation procedures to others. Good presentation, leadership and management skills. Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues. Excellent organizational agility and business acumen skills. Emerging ability to excel in upper level management environment. Attention to detail.

Interface
Contract subordinates, business unit Contracting teams, vice presidents and sector and Inc. senior staff personnel.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor Degree (required) and 10+ year's relevant defense industry experience to include:

General understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications

Demonstrate ability for process improvement

Contract management experience on complex programs

Proven ability to understand, interpret & improve a company's policies and procedures

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Master's Degree

Lean Six Sigma Certification or equivalent experience

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.