SENIOR CONTRACTS MANAGER
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - San Diego, CA

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity as a Senior Contracts Manager in our Contracts group.

This position is responsible for directing the preparation, negotiation, acceptance, and management of assigned government/commercial/international contracts and subcontracts including significant and/or major contracts. Directs all phases of the contract administration process from inception through completion including preparing, reviewing, and approving all contractual documents to ensure protection of the company’s contractual posture, satisfaction of contract specifications and requirements, identification of risk factors, and adherence to company policy, as well as appropriate laws and regulations. Typically accomplishes objectives through subordinate management and/or professional staff. May be responsible for decisions that have serious impact on overall success of the corporation.

Essential Functions
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Direct the administration of assigned contracts including negotiating, preparing, reviewing, approving, and terminating contractual documents to ensure protection of company’s contractual posture.
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Direct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements and customer specifications.
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Identify high level legal or contractual issues, lead the development of solutions and provide guidance to management on resolving highly complex issues while ensuring the contract administration process supports the objectives of the program areas.
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Ensure the company’s proprietary interests are protected and that company policy is followed for processes such as, but not limited to, the review chain for reports, papers and articles.
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Direct the review of agreements and evaluate documentation and authorization forms to identify problematic provisions and determine if the minimum requirements are met. May assist in reviewing agreements for consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions, and company policies.
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Advise management of contractual rights, issues, and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions.
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Coordinate review of solicitations and assist in drafting proposals to ensure customer objectives are satisfied and company interests are protected.
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Act as primary contact for contracts activities and issues. Represent the company with senior level customers, potential customers and government representatives.
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Consult with management in the development of new business or expansion of existing business opportunities.
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Remain current on commercial/government/international laws, regulations and practices affecting contracts and related agreements.
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Direct the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of human resources to ensure the availability of the required management and professional talent.
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Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
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Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the company. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Additional Functions
Other duties as assigned or required.
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of privately-held General Atomics, is a leading manufacturer of Unmanned...