Who We Are
Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.
This role is in Textron System's Unmanned Systems business area. Visit TextronSystems.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!
The Contracts Specialist shall proactively provide support to contract management and directors of a particular Business Unit in administering government, international and commercial contracts. Under the direction of leadership, S/he will support all aspects of contract management throughout the contracting process, from pre-proposal activities through contract closure. In performing this role, the Contracts Specialist will:
Support the review and risk analysis of solicitations and terms and conditions and coordinate with their supervisor.
Participate in bid/no bid decisions and proposal review meetings.
Review cost proposals, maintain cost and pricing data records for TINA compliance, support fact-finding and DCAA audits, and support negotiations.
Proactively administer a variety of contracts (government/commercial, domestic/international) of all types (cost reimbursement, fixed price, incentive, award fee, IDIQ, time and material, etc.) and modifications thereto. Prepare and coordinate business correspondence, generate required contract-related reports, and maintain accurate and complete contract files and records for the company.
Remain actively engaged with (and serve as an integral member of) designated program teams and develop strong interfaces with Hunt Valley personnel in other functional areas.
Participate in program reviews, monitor program performance (contract schedules, deliverables, funding, invoicing, and payments), and notify contract managers or directors of potential non-compliances or other problems that could have an adverse impact on the company.
Identify and administer contract changes, and coordinate resolution of contract issues with your supervisors.
Actively administer the closeout of completed contracts.
Ensure contract management activities are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and customer requirements.
Ensure coordination with Legal on contract matters that may have legal significance (such as, identifying to Legal non-standard or potentially high-risk terms and conditions) prior to advising management of contractual risks, rights and obligations, and terms and conditions interpretations.
Basic knowledge and understanding of contracting principles and all contract types.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of the federal acquisition process, government contracting principles and governing regulations (including FAR/DFAR).
Experience in contract administration.
Basic understanding of business agreements and general business practices,
Working knowledge of subcontracting practices, accounting, finance, pricing, and estimating principles, and business law.
Basic knowledge of international contract terms, ITAR and US import and export regulations.
Solid oral/written communication and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management
Ability to manage multiple work assignments and meet critical deadlines.
High integrity and an unyielding commitment to compliance.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally.
Personal computer skill proficiency
BA/BS degree in a related field.
3 plus years' experience with federal, commercial and some international contracts.
Actively pursuing professional certificates in government contracts is a plus.
Member NCMA preferred.
Security clearance a plus
How We Care
At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.
Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!
Flexible Work Schedules
Career Development & Training Opportunities
Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)
Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding
Paid Parental Leave
Are you a Military Veteran?
Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.