Staff Specialist, Contracts
Sterling Heights, MI 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

Position Description:

General Dynamics Land Systems Offers:

  • Robust Total Rewards program, including: competitive base pay, incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • 401k Match (6%)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Hybrid Work Location
  • Onsite Cafeteria, Fitness Center, and Dry Cleaning
  • Contract Administration duties in support of multiple contracts including negotiations, execution of modifications, correspondence and customer interface.
  • Responsible for larger firm fixed price (FFP) contracts and more complex engineering, production, CLS/service & development contracts (typically valued at $20M).
  • Administer nonstandard contractual documents such as direct commercial sale, teaming agreements, leases, bailment agreements, etc.
  • Coordinate all required approvals and notifications pursuant to Contract Administration Procedures and Company Standard Practices.
  • Participate and advise in the preparation of quotations, bids and proposals.
  • Submit proposals and brief leadership.
  • Initiate and process request for estimates (RFE's), authorization of proposals (AOPs) & authorization of contracts (AOCs) corresponding with complexity listed above.
  • Provide on the job training (negotiations) for entry level employees.
  • Process Sales Orders (e.g. customer contracts received), requests for estimates and all other required contract administration documentation.
  • Follow-up and tracking on customer correspondence and issues.
  • Interface with internal and external customers to ensure prompt resolution of problems.
  • Organize, track and input data to support department metrics and quality initiatives.

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Science or appropriate Liberal Arts. Other degrees or disciplines considered with experience.
  • 5 years minimum experience, 5 years with an advanced degree or GDLS experience.
  • Ability to develop detailed proposal packages and independently interact with upper management and multiple program offices regarding required approvals.
  • Represent the organization in a highly professional manner and can be relied upon to exemplify company values and standards when dealing with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to resolve and complete complex contract administration assignments/problems with minimal supervision utilizing ingenuity and innovation.
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships with Senior leadership and external customers, including TACOM, USG, DCMA, DCAA
  • Strong working knowledge of Government contract laws and regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Some travel required.

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At GDLS, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a safe space, which empowers our team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome all diverse backgrounds and experiences, as we see the value in creating a dynamic environment of diverse culture preference. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race and/or ethnic background, national origin and/or ancestry, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, age, military service, veteran status, disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, genetic information, or membership in any class protected by applicable law from discrimination in employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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