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Senior Contracts Negotiator

Company: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is seeking a Contracts Negotiator, Senior for a position in Grand to support a diverse portfolio of Munitions opportunities in the Precision Fires line of business (ATACMS/GMLRS programs).

The ideal candidate for this position shall be familiar and experienced with the following responsibilities: Negotiates, administers, extends, terminates and renegotiates standard and nonstandard contracts. 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. May plan and participate in training of contract practices and negotiations to company personnel.

Tasks include:

Provide Contract Administration and Negotiation support in all aspects of the contract life cycle including proposals, negotiations, administration, and contract closeout.

Assist with the preparation of proposals, preparation of proposal review briefing packages, participate in fact finding and negotiation; provide risk assessments and offer creative contracting approaches to mitigate risks, including alternative contractual language / clauses.

Assist with the preparation of Pricing and Availability (P&A) responses for FMS (Foreign Military Sales) and subsequent processes of securing Letters of Acceptance (LOAs) as required.

Draft business correspondence to result in or influence desired business outcomes and prepare internal directives (Contract Authorizations and Proposal Authorizations).

Review and evaluate Customer requests for proposal or revisions to contracts.

Maintain regular communications with external Customers to ensure timely execution of contractual documents and to apprise Customers of issues and the Company's position on various complex matters of business.

Ensure final contract documents are consistent with agreements established during negotiations.

Investigate and reconcile significant contract changes involving cost, specifications, schedules, etc. and advise management of contractual rights and responsibilities.

Coordinate invoicing requirements such as Progress Payments, Performance Based Payments, invoices and cost vouchers with Accounting.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Experience in all aspects of the contract life cycle including proposals, administration, and close-out.

The candidate must have experience with complex financial terms and concepts (Long Range Plan (LRP), Return on Sale (ROS), proposal pricing, Executive Planning Panel experience, etc.).

Microsoft Office computer experience is required.

Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Experience with Electronic Contracting Environment (ECE) or similar Contract Management software tools.

Occasional travel may be required.

Keywords: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Grand Prairie , Senior Contracts Negotiator, Other , Grand Prairie, Texas

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