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BAE Systems

Contracts Leadership Development Program - ES 2023



Full Time

On Site


Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description About the Leadership Development Program:

How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering. We believe your career should always be growing. And that’s exactly what it will do at BAE Systems as part of our Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP is designed to accelerate the development and career of highly-motivated recent college graduates who aspire to achieve their leadership potential. This is accomplished through challenging and rewarding rotational assignments, technical and leadership training, advanced education, leadership opportunities and exposure, and mentorship. You’ll hit the ground running with a company truly committed to your growth as you enjoy a special camaraderie on a team dedicated to protecting what really matters.

BAE Systems is actively recruiting for our Contracts Leadership Development Program (CLDP).
Our mission is to cultivate professionals within the Contracts Management organization who are 'action oriented', will lead effective change, and promote innovation within BAE Systems. The program is 36 month, entry-level, “career launch” program designed to build a strong business skills foundation for a successful career in Contracts.

As a CLDP participant, you will gain:

Experience: CLDP is a 36-month program, consisting of three, 12-month rotations. It is designed to provide a diverse set of experiences through challenging rotational assignments, contracts management training programs, advanced education, leadership development, and mentorship. Rotations correlate with major DoD program lifecycle phases, including R&D, EMD, Production and Sustainment, as well as Commercial and Contract Operations options. Each rotation will expose a Participant to a different business area, facility and manager, to the extent practicable.

Rotations correlate with major DoD program lifecycle phases, including R&D, EMD, Production and Sustainment, as well as Commercial and Contract Operations options.

Job Rotation Travel: The first rotation will take place in New Hampshire or Massachusetts with the opportunity to then relocate to other locations outside of New Hampshire based on business needs.

Educational Advancement: BAE Systems offers tuition assistance for graduate school tuition, books and application fees in support of one of the major components of the program, obtaining a Master’s Degree or MBA. Members of the program also complete in-house training that focuses on Contracts Management and Business Acumen at BAE Systems.

Personal Growth: The program seeks to facilitate the growth of an individual's leadership skills and style through the various training and networking opportunities.

History of Excellence: BAE Systems is committed to the development of program participants by providing mentoring, robust and challenging rotational assignments, and graduate school tuition assistance. This focus on professional development pays long-term dividends for both the participants and the company.Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with a business related focus or liberal arts.
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and work at various sites
  • Superior communication skills
  • Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as athletics, clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience
  • Internship/Co-op or project experience in related field
  • Capacity and motivation for hard work
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a US Department of Defense security clearance
  • Rotations will start June 2023
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems 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. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.