• Contract Manager, Airborne Fixed Wing & Unmanned Programs

    Location US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/7/2018 1:56 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Business Unit
    Airborne Solutions
  • Overview

    Scope: The Contract Manager will work on existing Airborne Fixed Wing & Unmanned Program commercial contracts, solicitations with RFPs for new business and handle multiple issues regarding a variety of business related matters; e.g., Non-disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements. The Contract Managerwill also use negotiation strategies, lead negotiations and be generally recognized as the authority in the discipline of contract administration by persons outside of the Contracts Department.



    Elbit Systems of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities




    Responsibilities & Tasks:

    • Provide insight, recommendations and risk assessment for business decisions regarding contracts to senior management.
    • Lead negotiations and also implement advanced negotiation strategies.
    • Will handle highly complex agreements.
    • Will act as the generally recognized authority in the discipline of contract administration by persons outside of the Contracts organization.
    • Provide demonstrated added-value to the business operation at the program level.
    • Serve as the company’s representative to external customer contracts and procurement personnel.
    • Monitor compliance with the company’s contracts and legal requirements related to company policies and procedures.
    • Review, take ownership of, prepare & submit cost volume and/or contractual documentation volume for major proposal efforts.
    • Will drive continuing improvement in contracting organization by engagement with the Contracts Center of Excellence
    • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor. 


    • Determine acceptability of  customer contract terms and agreements.
    • Handle live negotiations with customer staff.
    • To commit the company as delegated by PRO-25 and senior management.


    Business Relationships:

    • Customer Contract Staff
    • Company Legal Staff
    • Company Senior Management
    • Affiliated ESA Companies Contract & Program Staff
    • ESL Contract & Program Staff



    Education (Highest Level Required/Preferred):

    Bachelor degree required.


    Experience Required:

    Functional (Using Skill Set): 10 + years

    Management: Entry                     

    Industry : 10+ years


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):


    • Strong and effective oral and written communications skills, including ability to prepare and deliver information concisely orally and in writing. Proven ability to write and edit business material. A writing sample may be required.
    • Strong and effective analytical skills and the ability to identify and evaluate business risks.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, Government Contracting (FAR & DFAR) and commercial contracting (UCC).
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Team Player with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently with little guidance.
    • Financial understanding of rate structures and pricing strategies.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle highly complex agreements.
    • Ability to foster & maintain solid relationships with customer suppliers.
    • Experience with and understanding of international contracting including compliance with ITAR and EAR.
    • Self starter who requires virtually no supervision.
    • Has the ability to comprehend complex financial and business concepts then suggest viable alternatives during negotiation.
    • Candidate must possess solid computer skills including Word and Excel.
    • Must be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize.
    • Ability to review, interpret requirements, identify contractual risk, and work with proposal team on both competitive and sole-source proposals.


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