Director of Contract Operations, BAE Systems Inc.

Job Description
What's a career like at BAE Systems? Remarkable.
As one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, BAE Systems is looking to hire a Director of Contract Operations to lead and develop best practices in several areas of the Contracts function. The position is for an experienced contract professional to work directly with the Contracts Executive Council (CEC), the Inc. Contracts Learning and Development (L&D) Committee, BAE Systems plc Commercial representatives, and other senior leadership at BAE Systems.

  • Responsible for implementing contract automation, digitization (where possible and approved) within the Contract functions within Inc. and applicable Sectors.
  • Coordinates and attends Inc. level bid reviews, CEC meetings and all Contracts functional events.
  • Works closely with the Inc. Contracts L&D Committee to recommend and deliver various training programs and workshops for the Contracts function.
  • Responsible for leading FAR council associated with coordinating with various other internal BAE functions on future and current legislative/regulatory changes.
  • Inc. Approval Management (RBAs, ITTs, ALCAs, etc.).
  • Inc. representative on the Inc. Contracts Learning & Development Committee.
  • Drafting and distributing Inc. Contracts communications and correspondence for the Vice President of Contracts.
  • Serve as the internal and external point of contact for contracts inquiries regarding BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Responsible for coordinating/analizing all data requests with the various Sector Contract Leads and Sector Contract Ops Leads.

**This role is posted with a Falls Church location; however, the team is open to candidates currently residing near major airports across the United States.**

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor Degree (required) and a minimum of ten (10) year's relevant defense industry experience.
  • General understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.
  • Demonstrated ability for process improvement.
  • Contract management experience on complex programs.
  • Proven ability to understand, interpret & improve a company's policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Master's Degree
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification or equivalent experience

About BAE Systems, Inc.
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.

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.