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Sr. Contract Management Specialist

Herndon, Virginia

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At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges.

Mission-Focused Innovation: From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers.

Foundational Values: Our culture of performance excellence, ethics, teamwork and inclusion is embedded in everything we do.

Diverse Career Opportunities with Meaningful Work: Grow your career and skills for life. Our technology-driven learning platforms and programs enable your development and agility.

Your Health, Your Wealth, Your Life: Our flexible schedules, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work.

Empowered to Be Your Best: Use your strengths to make a difference in the lives of one another, our customers, our communities and our planet.

Commitment to Sustainability: We foster innovation, integrity and security to preserve the environment, strengthen diverse communities and propel growth.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Flexible Schedules, dependent on role
  • Levels: Student, Entry, Mid, Senior, Management
  • Locations: Nationwide & OCONUS Positions

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  • Collaborative

    There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day. You are committed to the success of your team.

  • Curious

    The ability to explore and drive new ideas. You think innovatively to come up with creative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Goal-oriented

    From planning and organizing to decision making, goal orientation produces impactful results. You set goals and strive to make things happen quickly and efficiently.

  • Proactive

    The ability to anticipate, plan and prepare for what lies ahead. You act rather than react to potential situations.

  • Problem Solver

    You work to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.

  • Strategic

    You observe, reflect and analyze processes to make more informed decisions.

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“Before I came to Lockheed Martin, I never thought I’d get these opportunities. The benefits available and the company’s value culture make it an incredibly supportive place to work, and I’m grateful to work somewhere that wants me to succeed. I hope to have a long career here making an impact, and I know I’ll be supported in doing that every step of the way.”

Ryan J., Enterprise Operations

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer flexible work schedules.

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Sr. Contract Management Specialist

Herndon, Virginia

Job ID: 577887BR Date posted: Nov. 23, 2021 Locations: Herndon, Virginia COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly hired employees, in the United States, are required to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022.
Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and 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. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

Every day, our 110,000 employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. 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.

Lockheed Martin. Your Mission is Ours.


What does this role look like?



We are seeking an experienced Sr. Contracts Negotiation Specialist with the ability to provide guidance and expertise to the team.

Did you ever think that you could work for a company and actually have an impact on programs that are working on putting astronauts on Mars, creating 3D printed satellites, launching payloads that learn in orbit, or that are developing national defense systems? Lockheed Martin Space technology connects millions of people around the world and we’re accelerating tomorrow’s breakthroughs to help our customers stay ahead in an ever-changing world. We’re shaping the space technologies of tomorrow, today. At Space, we are driven by innovation and integrity. 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. At Space we value your skills, training, and education. Come, join us and experience your future!



This role will offer you the following daily challenges:



• In this role you will have responsibility for a full range of Contract Management activities including identification and management of contractual/performance issues, contract strategies, negotiations, and contract close-out.
• This position will have significant interface with Intelligence Community customers and internal management.
• The successful candidate must be comfortable working all contract types (FFP, FPI, CPAF/IF, OTA, T&M, IDIQ) and fee arrangements.

This position does not support teleworking; the preferred candidate will be located near our Lockheed Martin Space facility in Herdon, VA.
Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 6 years of professional experience; or 4 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
• You will need to be a US Citizen, and possess a current/active TOP SECRET clearance, (with an investigation within the last 5 years) 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.
• Must be able to obtain SCI eligibility and Polygraph.
Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

• Possess a current TS/SCI clearance with FS Poly.
• Demonstrated experience with briefing Leadership on program status and contractual issues
• The successful candidate must be comfortable working all contract types (FFP, FPI, CPAF/IF, OTA, T&M, IDIQ) and fee arrangements.
• Experience managing the negotiations, administration, extension, termination and
re-negotiations of all standard and non-standard contracts
• Experience in reviewing terms and conditions and performing contract risk analysis
• Ability to guide strategic activities and experience in multiple fee arrangements
• Strong positive customer relations track record
• 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 job, 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:



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

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. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
• Dental
• 401k {with generous matching}
• Generous Paid time off
• Work/life balance, family-friendly environment … we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends
• Career development, career growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds
• Fun, talented, and witty teammates
• Knowledgeable, supportive, and engaged leadership
• Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition
• Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package here. https://candidate.lmbenefitscompass.com

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. Come, join us and experience your future!

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional 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.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space! 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: Full-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work remotely full time at a location other than a Lockheed Martin designated office/job site. Employees may travel to a Lockheed Martin office for periodic meetings.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 offSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: TS/SCI w/Poly 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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