Senior Subcontracts Administrator

Posted Date 5 days ago(3/12/2018 12:05 PM)
Job Location
USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-MA-Pittsfield
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, and Business Administration or a related field or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior Subcontract Administrator (SCA) to join our Fairfax, VA or Pittsfield, MA team. The Senior SCA is responsible for driving the performance and management of major subcontractors to ensure we receive and negotiate the very best terms and cost/schedule/technical performance from our subcontractors.  The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating subcontracts in a fast paced environment. In this capacity, the Senior SCA will:

  • Negotiate and manage cost, schedule, terms and conditions and deliverables on subcontracted efforts 
  • Serve as primary interface with subcontractor in fact-finding, audits, and formal subcontract negotiations
  • Review statements of work and technical specifications to ensure subcontracted items have the proper decomposition that will meet the program's requirements
  • Act as the focal point with program leadership, legal, finance, and other departments regarding subcontract/task order requirements
  • Lead Subcontract proposal activities for all types of Federal Government and commercial agreements to ensure conformance to contract scope and financial requirements
  • Provide business development strategies concerning subcontract-related items and meet financial goals, to include development of subcontract statements of work, requests for proposals, development of subcontract/basic ordering agreements and flow-down of mandatory or otherwise necessary/prudent terms and conditions
  • Support capture activities, to include requests for proposals, cost/price analysis, cost volume preparation.

In addition the qualified individual will:


• Establish and implement program plans that achieve the overall objectives of the business and program
• Meet target goals for subcontracts as established by senior management
• Understand the fundamentals of risk management and ability to apply them to programs
• Set subcontractor baselines – control change – drive performance to meet the business needs
• Effectively communicate program needs and requirements to the subcontract team

• Negotiate and execute teaming agreements

• Demonstrate strong working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance

• Advanced leadership, delegation and team building skills

       • Ability to coach and mentor the supply chain and program team

       • International subcontracting experience is preferred

• Ability to travel in support of the business needs



Department of Defense Secret security clearance within 24 months of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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