The Defense Contract Manager is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with all aspects of the Programs contract requirements, receiving statements of work, analyzing and writing proposals, addressing changes to the Programs contract, and interfacing directly with the client for any contractual issues.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare proposals and pricing and track past performance.
Review new Customer contract requirements for Program as needed.
Review, comprehend, and be able to communicate government requirements and regulatory guidance from various sources (FAR, DFARS, DLA, etc.).
Assist Program Manager in identifying and proposing contract modifications and changes.
Communicate effectively to AAR staff and clients, orally and in writing, the requirements, provisions, clauses, and various factors surrounding the RFQ/RFP/IFB.
Negotiate prices with Customer personnel when required as authorized by AAR Business Units.
Track, monitor, consolidate and manage quotation files to meet the due dates. Verify and remove invalid requirements, and keep records current.
Document preparation including letters of intent, purchase, sales and other agreements.
Work with Finance, Legal and Business staff to prepare and deliver proposals. Risk Assessment.
All other duties as assigned.
Commitment to company values and ethics
Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately
Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy
Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
Teamwork: works harmoniously with others to get a job done, responds positively to instructions/procedures, and works well with others
Strong customer orientation
Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MBA / Masters Degree preferred.
Managerial and leadership experience required.
5-10 years of experience in contracts, military logistics, purchasing, or similar business discipline required.
Must have strong understanding of contracts, purchase agreements, loan agreements and letters of credit.
Experience with a Government agency is preferred.
Prior experience in the Defense industry is preferred.
A self-starting team player with multi-tasking ability and strong inter-personal skills is the ideal candidate for this position.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overh...aul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.