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Textron Sr Contracts Business Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr Contracts Business Manager


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’s Weapon Systems business area. Visit to read more about who we are and the products we make!

About This Role

Textron Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Business Contracts Manager with eight to twelve years of contract experience. In addition to providing contract leadership, advice and support to management and programs teams, the candidate will be responsible for all aspects of contract management throughout the entire contracting process, from pre-proposal activities through contract closeout. In performing this role, the Sr. Business Contracts Manager will:


−Ensure the contracts function serves as the primary customer interface and official point of contact for all contractual matters during all phases of contract formation and administration.

−Ensure the contracts function properly reviews terms and conditions to identify and recommend mitigation strategies for potential areas of risk, to include acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas.

−Participate in bid/no bid decisions, provide guidance on proposal development strategies, participate in proposal color reviews, maintain cost or pricing data records for TINA compliance, support fact-finding and agency audits, and lead negotiation teams.

−Proactively manage and administer a variety of contracts (government/commercial, domestic/international) of all types (cost reimbursement, fixed price, incentive, award fee, IDIQ, T&M, etc.) and modifications thereto; prepare and coordinate business correspondence; generate required contract related reports; and maintain accurate and complete contract files and records for the company.

−Remain actively engaged with, and serve as an integral member of, assigned management and program teams. Develop strong interfaces with personnel in other functional areas and maintain close contact with appropriate levels of management as necessary to be effective. Participate in program reviews, monitor program performance (contract schedules, deliverables, funding, invoicing and payments), and notify program leaders and management of potential non-compliances or other problems that could have an adverse impact on the company. Recommend to program leaders and management contract solutions and strategies that will favorably impact the company.

−Identify, manage and negotiate contract changes, and coordinate resolution of contract issues internally and externally. Work with program leaders and management to ensure that an effective contract change management process is in place. Provide advice and guidance regarding conflict disputes and actively participate in resolution of these matters.

−Actively manage and oversee the process of closing out completed contracts.

−Ensure contract management activities are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedure, applicable laws and regulations, and customer requirements.

−Serve as an integral member of the Textron and AAI Legal and Contracts organization and forge a close working relationship with Legal department members. Ensure coordination with Legal on contract matters that may have legal significance prior to advising management of contractual risks, rights and obligations, and terms and conditions interpretations.

−Actively pursue continuing education opportunities to remain abreast of industry trends and changes to contracting laws, regulations and practices.

−Identify opportunities for process improvement

−Perform other contracts-related duties as assigned.


−Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contracting principles and all contract types. Strong knowledge of the current acquisition regulations and other laws and regulations applicable to contracts.

−Excellent interpersonal, leadership, management and mentoring skills.

−Extensive knowledge of the federal acquisition process, government contracting principles and governing regulations (including FAR/DFARS).

−Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills and demonstrated experience in contract administration.

−Sound understanding of commercial contracts, business agreements and general business practices.

−Strong knowledge of subcontracting practices, accounting, finance, pricing and estimating principles, and business law.

−Demonstrated knowledge of international contract terms, ITAR and US import/export regulations.

−Solid understanding of applicable military and commercial specifications and standards.

−Strong business acumen, problem solving abilities and good judgement.

−Excellent oral/written communication, analytical and organizational skills.

−Proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management.

−Ability to manage multiple work assignments and meet critical deadlines.

−High integrity and an unyielding commitment to compliance.

−Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally.

−Personal computer skill proficiency.

Required Experience:

−BA/BS degree in a related filed. Advanced degree preferred.

−At least 8 years of demonstrated experience primarily with US Department of Defense and related international contracts, including work with prime contractors.

−Prior supervisory/managerial experience highly desirable.

−Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification a plus.

−Security clearance required.

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Preference given to Veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces.

Job: Legal
Primary Location: US-Massachusetts-Wilmington
Recruiting Company: Textron Systems
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 11/08/2023, 1:34:57 PM
Relocation: Available
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 319411