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Senior Contracts Manager


Development Manager



Mobile, United Kingdom


Job Description:Senior Contracts Manager

Level: P4

Are you ready for your next career challenge?...

At Leidos UK & Europe we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides strong commercial, contractual and technical interpretation on contract terms and conditions
  • Drafting and negotiation of contractual terms and conditions
  • Support bid teams with the identification of commercial risks within contractual documents and able to look for ways to mitigate risks either through recommended mark ups to contractual documents or other risk mitigations.
  • Leads contractual interactions with the Customer on day to day commercial issues
  • Leads in the identification and preparation of contract change proposals
  • Review, scrutinize, and develop operational process flows
  • Ensure that the financial aspects and impact of the contract are clear to all parties
  • Ensure that all stakeholders, such as administration, operations, and finance understand and adhere to contractual obligations
  • Ability to identify and flow appropriate prime contract terms down to supply chain organization
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the customer commercial/contracts team
  • Must be a working contract manager, e.g. taking an active role in the performance of the contract and proactively working to identify risks, issues and opportunities and develop and implement strategies to mitigate the risks, resolve the issues and capitalize on the opportunities, and will be willing to cross functional lines to provide support to the programme leadership team when and where needed
  • Support role in regular, intensive weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual technical and financial governance meetings (both internal and with the customer) in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate independently and communicate effectively, both internally, with technical staff, peers, and management as well as externally, with customers, regulators and others
  • Strong comprehension of programme technical performance metrics and financial status
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Liaison with other Leidos operating units and corporate departments where applicable

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field, and/or experience including managing large programmes/contracts employing complex business models
  • Experience providing commercial, contractual and technical interpretation of contracts
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and identify risks within contractual terms
  • Strong comprehension of programme technical performance metrics and financial status
  • Relationship management with customers
  • Excellent communicator keeping internal management appraised or key commercial issues

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience managing and negotiating contracts with UK Government or Ministry of Defence

Clearance Required:

  • Clearance to Start SC
  • Clearance for Role BPSS

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.