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Senior Subcontract Administrator

Company: General Atomics
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Subcontract Administrator to join our Contracts and Procurement team for the following locations: San Diego, CA and Centennial, CO. Under consultative direction, this position is responsible for providing subcontract support to one or more business units.


  • Responsible for major subcontracts procurement of complex mission critical hardware assemblies and/or services necessary to support assigned subcontract(s), and support related program proposal activities.
  • Prepares RFP/RFQ s and analyze/evaluate supplier bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and department operating procedures.
  • Provides leadership in the review and analysis of statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Leads cost and pricing reviews with program management and customers.
  • Reviews and analyzes suppliers bids and performs cost and/or price analysis.
  • Conducts subcontracts negotiations with suppliers.
  • Reviews, interprets, provides recommendations regarding terms and conditions, and participates and/or leads negotiations for modifications to standard/non-standard subcontract provisions.
  • Identifies subcontract issues and provides leadership in developing innovative solutions to complex subcontracting problems.
  • Interprets and develops subcontract policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with company policy and procedures and applicable government regulations. Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on subcontracts.
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides review and interpretation of terms and conditions.
  • Represents the organization as the primary subcontract administrator on assigned subcontracts to internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Makes presentations to internal and external representatives as required.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to less experienced professional subcontract administrators or support staff, and participates in training and development of subcontract staff.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Preforms other duties as assigned or required.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    Job Qualifications:Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related discipline along with fifteen or more years of progressive professional experience in Defense Contractor purchasing/subcontracting. Equivalent professional purchasing/subcontract experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must be well versed in Government Contracting (ie. FAR, DFARS, ITAR), and have a comprehensive and thorough understanding of acquisition principles, theories and concepts related to government rules and regulations supporting major defense agencies (ie. DoD, NASA), and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, standards and regulations.
  • Must have experience and familiarity with Statements of Work and SDRL management.
  • Must have an understanding of EVMS and experience in cost-type contracts, time & material, as well as fixed price subcontracting.
  • Must have experience and familiarity with special payment types (ie. milestones, PBPs, progress payments, etc.).
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings and communicate new concepts to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; (4) the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; (5) the ability to lead less experienced professional employees on projects; and (6) excellent computer skills.
  • International buying experience is desirable (ie. ITAR, EAR, export/import compliance).
  • Must have working knowledge of Excel (ie. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, graph creation).
  • SAP experience is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential; capable of representing the organization as a primary contact on subcontract matters with program management, suppliers, and customers, and provide leadership to less experienced professional employees on projects.
  • Must possess the ability to provide leadership in developing and communicating new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; determine the appropriate approach at the task or project level.
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , Senior Subcontract Administrator, Other , San Diego, California

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