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Contracts Manager, Sr.

Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Contracts Manager, Sr.

Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Job ID: 619539BR Date posted: Jan. 26, 2023 Locations: Herndon, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

Come and join an amazing group of professionals that are making the new space age a reality! Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our talented people are on a mission to make a difference in the world. Every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide. We connect people; advance discovery and protect what matters most. If you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

What does this role look like?

A critical component of the Lockheed Martin team is its contracting professionals, who each play a critical role in our programs’ success. They interface directly with a motivated team of contracts professionals, program leadership, functional personnel, and customers in fast-paced environments to make dreams a reality.

This position is for a junior-level transitioning to a mid-level contracts management professional. The position supports a wide range of contractual activities within the Mission Solutions (MSOL) line of business within Lockheed Martin Space. MSOL is a dynamic portfolio that develops, delivers, and operates mission critical solutions to government, commercial, and international customers. The successful candidate will interface directly with a motivated team of contracts professionals, program leadership, functional personnel, and customers in a fast-paced environment to address a wide range of contractual matters at all phases of the acquisition and program lifecycle.

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:

The successful candidate will be responsible for various contractual matters across a range of programs with daily responsibilities dependent on the needs of specific programs and stage of the acquisition/contract lifecycle. A typical day for this role will involve interfacing directly with contracts leadership and team members, as well as program and functional staff, to, among other things, review solicitations/requests for proposals, prepare proposals, negotiate contract changes, closeout activities and ensure programs are executed in compliance with the contract and Lockheed Martin policies. The successful candidate will also develop relationships with various customers and is expected to maintain these relationships to help produce positive business outcomes.
Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of professional experience or a Master’s degree and 4 years
• Prior contracts management experience
• Demonstrated experience negotiating contracts
• Demonstrated experience of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
• Familiarity with various agreement types, such as non-disclosure/proprietary information, teaming, government contracts and commercial agreements
• You will need to be a US Citizen, and currently possess and be able to maintain a US DoD TOP SECRET clearance, to support this government contract, as well as successfully pass a drug and background check, in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

• Experience with Intellectual Property terms and licenses.
• Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and achieve program goals and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong analytical skills; able to quickly comprehend issues at hand
• demonstrated personal responsibility and sound judgement to work independently
• Strong interpersonal skills to work within and across groups
• Able to manage significant work volume in a very dynamic business and compliance environment
• Able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and be able to quickly understand facts and assumptions to decisively recommend a future course of action
• Able to communicate complex business and contracts issues in a clear and concise manner
• Be a proactive self-starter who is detailed and teamwork oriented.
• Multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and work well under pressure
• Experience working with virtual teams
• Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Proven exceptional strategic communication skills, both written, verbal, and presentation, to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, as well as program and executive management, with an ability to persuade and motivate action.

PLEASE NOTE-Other important information:

• By applying to this role, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities, within Lockheed Martin, where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match.
• Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
• Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Benefits of Employment:

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually.

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package here.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

We are creating a better today and tomorrow by seamlessly aligning diversity and inclusion efforts with Lockheed Martin’s values and business strategy. We offer business resource groups such as African American Council for Excellence (AACE), The Women’s Impact Network (WIN), Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Awareness (HOLA), Military/Veterans Network, PRIDE LGBT Professional Network, and more. We are also committed to enabling transitioning veterans to connect with their communities and find new purpose as they reintegrate into civilian life. By clicking on the links, you can find out more on how we proudly support Global Diversity and Hiring Our Heroes

At Space we value your skills, training, and education. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee… join us to experience your future!
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Top Secret
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 9x80 every other Friday off
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Contracts Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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