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General Electric Contract Administrator in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

The Contract Administrator supports the organization in all aspects of commercial and U.S. Government and commercial contract administration activity. Active participant and leader in driving measurable process improvement; acts as a primary point of contact with our customers for contractual issues. Ensures proposal preparation and program execution are focused on risk mitigation, change management, and timely issue resolution. Able to develop, negotiate, and execute terms and conditions and complex agreements with partners, customers, and subcontractors to facilitate short and long term business goals.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Contract Administrator, you will:

Prepare and negotiate complex contract/teaming agreement terms and conditions and provide associated risk mitigation opportunities and recommendations.

Actively support Project Teams, working closely with Business Development, Finance, and other functional and technical team members to thoroughly review solicitation terms and conditions and to develop a compliant proposal.

Drive all contract negotiations; ensuring all resultant customer agreements minimize GE Research risk

Help identify, develop and deploy key metrics to drive the contracts organization to higher levels of overall performance

Complete hands-on order entry of incoming contract documents into the designated ERP system

Assist in the development of contract administration procedures in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, customer requirements, and sound business judgment

Prepare Certifications and Representations on behalf of the company

Maintain records, spreadsheets, and other tracking documents as required to support: internal and external audits, manage contract-related data, and generate reports as required

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of business experience or Associate’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years of business experience

Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of a matrix organization; ability to develop relationships within all levels of the organization

Ability to review contractual documents for sufficiency and risk

Extensive organizational and time management skills; must be able to multi-task with a high degree of accuracy and detail in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Familiarity with both U.S. Government and commercial contracts

Strength in analytical skills; comfortable reviewing and analyzing cost and pricing details

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

Must be 18 years or older

You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered

Desired Characteristics

Working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, CAS, and commercial terms

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple shifting priorities and deliver quality results under deadlines

Business skills and credibility to advise and influence leadership teams

Creative and innovative problem solving skills

ERP knowledge desirable, prior use of Oracle project accounting

Understands and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications of contract actions

Excellent teambuilding and situational leadership skills

Professional certification (e.g., CPCM, CFCM, etc.) desirable

Demonstrated ability to lead and negotiate complex cost-price and technical issues with customers

Experience with government property administration

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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