International Contracts Manager
SRC, Inc. is currently seeking a an International Contracts Manager. The selected candidate will assist in management of all aspects of the contracts function, including the negotiation and administration of a wide range of complex international contracts and related business agreements. This individual will also assist in the preparation of cost/price proposals and provide guidance on all contractual matters involving compliance with international, commercial, and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The manager will work closely with the contracts and legal departments to provide cross-functional guidance and support to business development, program management, supply chain management, and executive leadership in the area of international contracting.
- Reviews RFP/tender requirements and supports proposal development
- Coordinates and assists in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of large strategic international contracts (government/commercial) and associated modifications
- Assists in development of negotiation strategies and contract negotiations
- Reviews agreements and contracts and all associated documents for consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions and company policies.
- Supports teaming/partnership agreements, memorandums of understanding and memorandums of agreement development.
- Advises management of contractual requirements and issues and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.
- Acts as primary contact for assigned international and commercial contracts activities.
- Ensures completion of appropriate corporate review of proposals and agreements
- Engages International Trade Compliance (ITC) department for ITAR/EAR reviews to ensure appropriate handling of export-controlled data
- Coordinates preparation of customer responses with other departments (BD, ITC, Programs, Operations, Finance, Legal and Engineering) as necessary
- Maintains working knowledge of commercial, international and federal (FAR, DFARS) rules and regulations and practices affecting international contracts, including UCC, US import and export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA), anti-boycott laws and various international acts (e.g. United Kingdom Bribery Act)
- Assists in identifying legal, contractual and risk-related issues and provides guidance to management on resolving complex issues.
- Provides support to contracts department staff on international contractual matters
- Assists with communicating contractual flow downs to subcontracts department
- Performs other assigned duties as necessary
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
- Experience: 10 or more years of progressively complex experience in the negotiation and management of contracts
- At least 5 years managing international contracts processes and personnel.
- Equivalent professional contract experience may be substituted in lieu of education, and applicable legal education or background may be substituted in lieu of professional contracts experience.
- Thorough understanding of contracting principles and commercial terms and conditions as they relate to international business, as well experience demonstrating a broad application of those principles
- Global perspective of defense business environment and technology
- Familiarity with government processes and laws in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Europe and the middle east
- Experience with complex international production contracting issues such as import/export controls, international tax, offset requirements, industrialization requirements, technology transfer, licensing agreements and teaming/strategic agreements
- Knowledge of the U.S. federal acquisition regulations (including FAR/DFARS) related to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and familiarity with Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) and acquisition processes utilized in other countries
- Strong analytical, communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives
President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, requires Federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. This requirement applies to all SRC, Inc. and SRCTec, LLC employees and its subcontractors.