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Senior Contracts Specialist

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2022
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Senior Contracts Specialist 


Position Description:

Key Job Elements:


  • Review, interpret and apply proposed contract terms and conditions during proposal development to identify contractual risk
  • Research and liaise with GDLS-C functional groups to support negotiation positions for terms and conditions
  • Support pre-award activities including leading Authorization of Proposal / Authorization of Contract activities and associated reviews and briefings to ensure that valid proposals are submitted
  • Review, and draft as necessary, proposal documents
  • Serve as primary contact for negotiation
  • Manage and report status of open proposals

Contract Execution Support:

  • Act as formal company interface to various customer representatives on assigned contracts and proposals
  • Lead the tracking and resolution of contracting issues arising during contract performance
  • Provide subject matter expertise to assigned Programs on company policy, procedures, and defence procurement laws and regulations
  • Draft or review all formal customer correspondence on contractual matters
  • Ensure all correspondence relative to customer contract issues and inquiries is appropriately assigned for action, and ensure timely response is provided
  • Provide interpretation and analysis of contract requirements, as required
  • Prepare presentation material to support program at customer and internal group meetings and deliver presentations, as required
  • Support Contracts Manager as required
  • Support Contract Specialist to:
  • Draft, negotiate and maintain Inter/Intra-company Support Agreements (ISA)
  • Review contract modifications/amendments and tasks, received from customer for consistency with negotiated agreements.  Recommend acceptance or changes as required.
  • Review contract documentation including CDRLs and deliverables, SCNs, deviations for accuracy and completeness and provide feedback to internal teams as required

Business Support:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to functional departments on contracting regulations and company procedures
  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual program metrics and internal reports, as required
  • Exercise a mindset of continuous process improvements and efficiencies
  • Ensure Program activities meet compliance requirements (ITAR/EAR/FCPA/GP/SOX, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree.  Preference to candidates with Legal / Business training
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years Contract Management, Program, or SCM or relevant experience
  • Ability to read, interpret, and advise on the application of complex defence regulations
  • High level of decision making ability and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strength in managing relationships at all levels of an organization, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple demands under pressure and deliver to meet deadlines
  • Effective organizational planning, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong team player with the ability to work cross-functionally on sensitive issues
  • Familiarity with and/or experience in military and GDLS-C standards and processes
  • Bid and proposal experience
  • Awareness of ITAR requirements
  • Familiarity with various functional areas of the business
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills (including proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport          

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with large scope, multi-year, complex public/government contracts
  • Related customer experience
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Familiarity with Canadian and US contracting regulations
  • Defense industry experience or military background
  • Trained in EVMS (on applicable programs)
  • Understanding of GDLS-C processes / financial systems and reporting / measurements


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.