Subcontracts Manager

Job ID: 102677 


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

Our Airborne and Intelligence Systems (AIS) business unit is hiring a Manager I Subcontracts.  Our ideal candidate will be experienced with subcontracts and supplier management and knowledgeable in FAR/DFAR and CPSR.   Position may be located at any of the following locations: Dayton, OH, Germantown,  MD, Palm Bay, FL or Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the sourcing of complex material and services (i.e., engineering development programs) in support of multiple contract types
  • Lead activities of subcontract teams on assigned programs
  • Ensure products and services obtained by the team meet quality, cost and schedule objectives in accordance with program and company requirements.
  • Review requirement document (i.e., statement of work and specifications) for clarity and adequacy, and obtain necessary revisions from the program management
  • Identify potential sources for required materials, develop and issue requests for proposals. Respond to supplier inquiries
  • Receive and review supplier proposals. Lead proposal evaluation teams through a supplier selection process after a technical evaluation and cost/price analysis are complete
  • Coordinate proposal pricing efforts for materials
  • Negotiate subcontract terms and conditions including price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements. Negotiate required special terms. Ensure independent price/cost analyses are performed as needed. Document the entire fact-finding and negotiation process
  • Develop the subcontract document, ensuring it complies with Government, Corporate and Company requirements. Obtain management approval prior to issuance to the subcontractor
  • Participate in subcontractor surveys and program reviews
  • Negotiate subcontract changes and responds to all formal subcontract inquiries and issues
  • Negotiate and issue teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and memoranda of understanding
  • Participate in cross function design reviews and sign offs with project team and supplier
  • Close out subcontracts upon receipt of all deliverable items and final payment
  • Provide subcontract advice to program managers, engineering personnel, and other related functions such as finance, quality, and contracts administration, and performs other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company
  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating, drafting and administering complex contracts preferrably in a DOD contractor environment
  • Extensive buying and supplier management experience required
  • Expert knowledge of procurement regulations (UCC, FAR, DFAR) and CPSR required 
  • Knowledge of international contracts, including experience with international tenders, letters of credit, and contracting in a variety of cultures is highly desirable 
  • Must have a good understanding of ITAR laws and requirements
  • Proposal pricing, project management, and small business reporting experience preferred
  • For compliance with Executive Order 14042 candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

*This position has the option of being either fully onsite or partly remote (onsite Tues-Thurs) at any of our following locations: Dayton, OH, Germantown, MD, Palm Bay, FL, or Fort Walton Beach, FL.  Must live within commuting distance of the designated facility regardless of choice.

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

Salary Range
$77,000.00 - 130,000.00
per Year
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Dayton, OH 45431, US
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