AeroVironment has a Sr. Contracts Administrator - Temp to support our team for approximately 6 months. This is a remote temporary assignment (W-2 contract), with full time hours (40 per week) on a 9/80 work schedule. We also have a full-time Contracts Administrator III opportunity open in Simi Valley, CA.
Summary The Sr. Contracts Administratorsupports the mission of the AeroVironment Contracts Department by providing excellence in Contracts Administration to internal and external customers. One possesses expert knowledge and understanding of professional Contracts Administration within the aerospace and defense industry. The Sr. Contracts Administrator supports the bid, capture and contract negotiation processes, and then ensures efficient performance throughout the life of each contract, supporting amendments and interpretations as necessary. Detail-orientation is a must in this role.
Work with the Contracts Manager and other functions including Sales, Strategy and Marketing, Finance, and the Legal team on bid and proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract review and administration for new and sustaining products.
Responsible for generating compliance matrices and making recommendations in accordance with AV policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with contracting policies, laws and regulations, including but not limited to Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements, Cost Accounting Standards, Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Serve as point-of-contact for assigned customer portfolio and serve as customer interface on pre-contract and active contract activities
Manage and monitor the performance of long-term contracts and agreements. Analyze and concisely summarize contractual obligations, commitments, and performance for internal stakeholders. Analyze the impact of modifications and revisions to contract terms and prepare recommendations and risk reviews for management.
Coordinate flow-downs of terms and conditions with all functional departments including program management, engineering, product support, finance, quality, supply chain management, manufacturing, as required. Assist other Contracts Administrators in ensuring the customer is compliant with the terms and conditions.
Evaluate proposals for accuracy and compliance with AV Terms and Conditions and export regulations, prepare and submit quotes; Participate in proposal planning
Liaison with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) for sources, inspections and quality checks
Maintain an accurate audit file for each contract which will include original contract, all correspondences, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, etc.
Support maintenance and retrieval of contract documents/files and validated data, preparation of reports and participation in status reviews
Special Requirements U.S. Citizenship required. Presently hold a U.S. Security Clearance strongly desired.
A key contributor to continuous improvement and implementation of company procedures and contract management processes
Demonstrates strong critical thinking, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Provides the highest customer service experience to our domestic and international customers and internal customers
Demonstrates competency in working with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers and external partners
Demonstrates high organizational skills and conducts business in a professional manner.
Process-oriented, results and deadline-driven; Professional appearance and conduct at all times
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
Telecommuting is allowed.
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 40 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones, pioneered today’s advanced EV charging technologies, created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC. Join us today in developing the next generation of solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow’s electric vehicle charging and test systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.