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Contracts Negotiator Staff (Level 4)

Palmdale, California

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Contracts Negotiator Staff (Level 4)

Palmdale, California

Job ID: 561546BR Date posted: Jul. 14, 2021 Locations: Palmdale, California Description:Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Be More Than You Can Imagine.

The Contracts Negotiator, Staff is responsible for hands-on management and support of ADP contracts, negotiations, metrics, and future contract planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of Contracts related activities including writing policies, procedures, and directives on contracts issues; research complex issues and provide recommendations for resolution; develop risk assessments and mitigation plans; assist the senior manager on various special projects that requires a significant amount of skill, knowledge, and business acumen; provide expertise and leadership that will be drawn upon by programs from across the business unit. Should be knowledgeable of both domestic and international contracts. Responsible for all aspects of contract administration on various types of contracts with a variety of customers. Prepare proposals; draft contractual language; conduct fact-finding and negotiation; prepare proposal review briefing packages; prepare and maintain management reports; examine performance requirements; review material estimates, labor estimates and delivery schedules; research contractual issues; advise program personnel and management of contractual rights and obligations; compile and analyze data; maintain an historical record of the contract; and conduct all actions necessary to close the contract.

Typical activities can include:
- Proposal preparation, coordination, and management. Includes review and evaluation of customer requests for proposal or revisions to contracts. Provides risk assessments and offers alternative approaches to mitigate risks, including alternative contractual language; evaluates and coordinates proposals; investigates and reconciles significant contract changes involving cost, specifications, schedules, etc.
- Contract negotiation, coordination, management, and closeout.
- Working in conjunction with associated functional organizations and customers to ensure conformance with contractual obligations, to remain cognizant of problem areas, and to implement the required corrective actions.
- Developing and applying advanced concepts, techniques, and standards to assigned activities.
- Developing and applying solutions to complex problems which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.
- Evaluates contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations. Maintains communications to ensure timely contract execution by the parties.
- Ensures final contract documents are consistent with agreements reached at negotiations.
- Special projects as assigned and mentoring earlier career employees.

*Must be a US Citizen and possess an Secret Clearance.

A level 4 employee Typically has 9 - 15 years of professional experience.

What’s In It For You
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
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

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


This position is in Palmdale, CA Discover Palmdale.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college in a related discipline

- Experience with and working knowledge of both DOD FAR/DFARS

- Experience with Contract Negotiations.
Desired Skills:
- Experience handling multiple, widely-varied assignments

- Experience communicating across varied audiences, including written, spoken, and presentation preparation.

- Experience working in a dynamic environment and available to work overtime if needed.

- Experience problem solving, including identifying issues and developing solutions.

- Ability to collaboratively interface with diverse disciplines including, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Business Operations, and Program Management.

- Experience with program/project management and program integration processes.

- Experience working autonomously with general directions

- Experience working in a dynamic environment and available to work overtime if needed.

- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

- Excellent presentations and communication skills.

- Detail oriented and self-starter and teamwork oriented

- Previous Aeronautics or Industry knowledge

- Active SCI clearance 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: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Top Secret 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: AERONAUTICS COMPANYRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: Contracts Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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