Subcontract Administrator V

General Atomics

Poway, CA

Job Summary
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.

  • Under consultative direction, this position is responsible for providing subcontract support to one or more business units.
  • Areas of responsibility include source evaluation, source selection, and terms and conditions for the procurement of materials, equipment, and services to provide for subcontract awards in accordance with company policy and department standard operating procedures.
  • Selects or recommends subcontractors, issues awards, and administers resulting subcontracts. Responds to extremely complex and diverse inquiries which may require innovative solutions and participates in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customer representatives.
  • Prepares, analyzes and evaluates bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and department operating procedures.
  • Identifies subcontract issues and provides leadership in developing solutions.
  • Provides leadership negotiating and modifying standard and non-standard subcontracts.
  • Reviews drafts as necessary, and negotiates terms and conditions of non-disclosure and teaming agreements.
  • 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 making internal and/or external presentations as required.
  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on subcontracts. 
  • Provides direction and training to assigned professional staff.
  • Participates in the selection, development, and training of subcontract staff.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Additional Functions 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 with an emphasis in supply chain management, contract administration, or a related discipline, along with fifteen or more years of progressive professional experience. Equivalent professional purchasing, subcontract, or contract administration experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Has a comprehensive and thorough understanding of acquisition principles, theories, concepts, and regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Must possess the ability to counsel management, 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.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • The ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences.
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Working knowledge of SAP is desirable.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; capable of representing the organization as a prime contact on subcontract matters with program management, vendors, and customers and, provide leadership to less experienced professional employees on projects.
    • Able to travel as required.
    • Professional certification in subcontract administration is desired.