VP - Contract, Procurement and Supply Chain
Company: General Atomics
Posted on: May 15, 2022
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an
affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable
remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as
well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of
individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome
all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Vice President, International
Contracts & Subcontracts to work out of our executive office in
Poway, California, a suburb of San Diego.
Reporting to the VP, Contracts & Subcontracts, the successful
candidate will have extensive experience in closing major
international agreements in the area of aerospace and aeronautics.
The role will require past experience in managing a diverse group
of international contracting and subcontracting professionals in a
dynamic and fast-paced environment. We are seeking an individual
with a thorough understanding of international contracting and
subcontracting principles, ability to develop innovative solutions
to a variety of unusually complex problems, excellent verbal and
written communication and presentation skills, excellent
interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to organize, schedule,
and coordinate and lead teams assigned to cover various
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Direct responsibility for a diverse portfolio of the company s
international proposals and contracts across NATO, Middle East and
Pacific-Rim countries. The work will involve complex solicitation
analysis, proposal development, contract and subcontract formation,
negotiation of complex terms and the oversight of contract and
subcontract management involving both Foreign Military Sales and
Direct Commercial Sales.
- Reviews international solicitations, bids and proposals,
assesses, (in coordination with the Law Department), applicability
of laws and regulations, identifies contracts/subcontracts and
risk-related issues, and responds to a variety of inquiries ranging
from routine to unusual and complex, while providing leadership in
developing innovative solutions.
- Leads negotiation strategies, advising executive leadership of
contractual rights-remedies including interpretation of terms and
conditions, develop international subcontracting solutions,
participate in cost and pricing reviews, and demonstrate core
knowledge of International Contract Terms, international laws with
working-level knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms
- Interacts with company senior executive management, as well as
with comparable levels external to the company, such as, existing
and potential customers and teaming partners, and key
- Collaborates and communicate with other individuals at all
levels within the company and across functional areas and provides
periodic updates to executive management, as required.
- Transition readily between international, direct commercial
sales, foreign military sales, and/or federal government customer
- Directs work and supervises contracts and subcontracts
professionals in an integrated program team environment.
- Demonstrates executive leadership aptitude and
- Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive
- Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other
applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business
is conducted on behalf of the Company.
- Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner
in accordance with established operating procedures and
Job Qualifications:Masters degree in Business or related field
along with 20 to 25 years experience in federal Government and
commercial international contracting and subcontracting in the
aerospace and defense industry. Minimum 5 years experience as a
Vice President overseeing a large complex organization.
- Experience closing major international agreements within
aerospace and defense industry.Requires customer engagement on
complex competitive pursuits and alignment with strategic
international suppliers as key discriminators for success.Possesses
advanced conflict resolution and planning capability. Proven
capability to write and/or rewrite contractual language, and
recommend alternate contractual language.Availability to travel to
international and domestic locations as necessary.
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