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Working As A Lead Contractor

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Contractor Do At Spirit Aerosystems

* Conducts regular engagement with civil and defense government organizations, universities, and select OEMs.
* Investigates, recommends, and facilitates the formation of strategic relationships with a targeted set of customers.
* Coordinates with Central Technical Organization, program engineering leadership, and Business Development personnel to advance technical solutions towards business growth opportunities and requirements.
* Coordinates externally as necessary to effectively shape customer requirements and objectives for future CRAD and collaboration opportunities.
* Works with Business Development and other internal organizations as necessary to develop agreements and proposals to enable capture of collaboration and CRAD opportunities
* Manages status and metrics reporting for collaboration and CRAD pursuit and capture.
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What Does A Lead Contractor Do At SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

* Execute statutory and policy procurement-related requirements (FAR, DFARS, DoD 5000 series).
* Demonstrate a working knowledge of contents and application to the contracting process, preferably ACAT I programs.
* Development of contract strategies to incentivize industry performance; conduct market research; acquisition planning; cost and price analysis, solicitation and selection of sources; and perform all phases of contract administration.
* Develop contract documents, to include Request for Proposals, Statements of Work, Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRL), Contract Line Item Numbers (CLIN), DD
* s, Acquisition Plans, Source Selection Plans, Justifications & Approvals, and Determinations & Findings.
* Develop Contract Planning Conference Baselines and Acquisition Coordination Team briefings, and coordinate Industry Days.
* Assist managing existing contracts, to include preparation of Procurement Requests in Navy ERP, Modification Requests, Technical Direction Letters, and other Government deliverables

What Does A Lead Contractor Do At Department of Health and Human Services

* Analyze and interpret regulations to apply or develop policy and systems and manage data
* Perform acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation and award complex procurements
* Collect information on complex contract initiative and issues
* Analyze trends and practices to develop procurement approaches and systems
* Evaluate cost and price data to determine price reasonableness
* Provide advice on appropriate procurement policies and procedures to management officials
* Serve as point of contact on assigned procurement matters and respond to inquiries
* Write and review complex acquisition documents and policy memoranda; document reasons for decisions
* Provide advice on work methods, practices, and procedures to team members on contract and policy issues to assist in identifying viable solutions
* Distribute and balance workload and tasks among team membersTravel Required
* Not RequiredRelocation Authorized
* No Associated topics: administrative assistant, estates, imd, judicial, legal, municipal, patent, specialist, tax

What Does A Lead Contractor Do At Eaton Corporation

* Coordinate customer specification reviews, updates and other scope changes with Customer Service, Engineering, Quality and other plant personnel, as requested, for disposition and communication to the requesting customer per FED processes and procedures.
* Coordinate and execute the appropriate internal shop communication to the applicable manufacturing sites to insure Conveyance products are manufactured and processed as mutually agreed between Eaton and Customer.
* Provides independent analysis of customer specifications and terms in support of scope and change management decision making.
* Engage applicable Lead Contract Manager when a scope change proposal is required.
* Meet or exceed department and customer turn-around time (TAT) goals for specification review, proposal, negotiation and implementation.
* Interface with Eaton personnel, customers, distributors, airlines and airline operators as needed to explain Eaton’s contractual position on changes requested by Customer.
* Proactively maintain customer portals and perform periodic specification and drawing reviews to insure Eaton FED Conveyance has visibility to the latest customer documentation revision(s) and insure new revision(s) are processed per contract and/or FED processes and procedures.
* Leads process improvements within the contracts organization as it relates to specification reviews and change management protocols.
* Understands and recommends changes to procedures for continuous improvement and management of Specification Review and Change Management processing protocols.
* Ensure compliance with all Aerospace, Division, and Business Unit processes and procedures which are applicable to assigned roles and responsibilities.
* Ensure compliance with UCC, Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations.
* Partners with Eaton FED Conveyance team members to insure customer contracts, specifications and compliance matrices are properly stored per FED conveyance and Corporate processes and procedures.
* Acts as a back-up to department team members and supports other work requested by Manager, Contract Management as assigned.
* Essential Duties:
* Provides guidance and data as requested to the Division Contracts Director, Manager, Contracts Management, and Plant personnel on Customer Specifications, Change Management Processes & Procedures, and applicable Shop Floor related matters for Key FED Customers (Top 5).
* Follows and administers the FED Conveyance Specification and Change Management procedures, and concurrently addresses individual customer and shop floor communication requests.
* Administers Shop Floor Instruction (SFI) creation, review, updates/modifications based on Customer specification, contract reviews and internal requests.
* Manages, loads and reviews Customer specific Part Marking within the internal Eaton databases, tools and systems as assigned.
* Updates required product details/information within the internal databases, tools and systems as assigned.
* Performs Drawing reviews and maintains related Specification Review Record (SRR) between Eaton drawing and Customer drawing.
* Clearing of shop floor issues related to specification and drawing reviews to support meeting customer On time delivery commitments.
* Request quotes from FED pricing department on Change Requests and/or submits Change quotes to customers per FED processes and procedures.
* Assists with reviews and challenges contested invoices from Customers as assigned.
* Tracks, challenges and reports on internal and external key and strategic metrics as related to Change and Specification Management or as assigned.
* Manage/mitigate customer claims, disputes and contested invoices as assigned.
* Drives savings initiatives and goal attainment in line with profit plan and overall business objectives for assigned work scope.
* Leads and reports on assigned departmental goals/metrics as assigned by Conveyance Manager, Contracts Management.
* Manage all the needed commercial and shop floor processing/approval activities derived from Large Change Assertions which are requested by customers, on legacy contracts, to insure quick and thorough implementation inside the organization as assigned.
* Completes other duties and manages small projects as assigned

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Lead Contractor Career Paths

Lead Contractor
Contracts Manager Project Manager Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager
Contract Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Manager
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Program Manager
Operations Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Operations Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager General Manager Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Owner President/Owner Business Development Manager
Proposal Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Owner Site Manager Support Manager
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Owner Director Finance Director
Contracts Director
12 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Logistics Manager Planning Manager
Manager, Strategy
8 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Unit Manager Collections Manager
Operations Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager
Head Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Operations Manager Head Operator
Head Of Business Development
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Manager Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Pricing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Manager Applications Development
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Senior Consultant Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Operator Manufacturing Supervisor Senior Buyer
Subcontracts Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
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$45,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$145,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Lead Contractor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Contractor in the United States is $81,194 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $146,000.

Real Lead Contractor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
System Lead: SAP Leasing/Contract Accounting Partners Information Technology Inc. Irving, TX Nov 12, 2012 $170,000
Lead Customer Contract Management Specialist GE Energy Power Conversion USA Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct 08, 2016 $92,700
Category Leader, Contract Manufacturing Nice-Pak Products, Inc. Orangeburg, NY Mar 25, 2013 $80,000
Proposal/Contract Leader General Electric Company-Infrastructure Erie, PA Nov 06, 2009 $71,250
Proposal/Contract Leader General Electric Company-Infrastructure Erie, PA Apr 12, 2010 $71,250

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Top Skills for A Lead Contractor

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Contract Management
  3. Data Entry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and implement written procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy.
  • Audited contracts department data entry staff, reducing input errors by 35%.
  • Provided a high level of customer service and client relations based on outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Used SAP for inventory management and inventory control: Utilized Great Plains to execute purchase orders, review procurement histories.
  • Drafted Contract Documents to be approved and released by Area Manager, Project Manager, VP, and President.

Lead Contractor Demographics

Gender

Male

53.6%

Female

34.4%

Unknown

12.1%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

12.7%

Asian

8.9%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5%

German

11.5%

Carrier

7.7%

Cantonese

3.8%

French

3.8%

Mandarin

3.8%

Russian

3.8%

Polish

3.8%
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Lead Contractor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.0%

Strayer University

7.7%

Webster University

6.2%

University of Maryland - University College

5.6%

University of Houston

5.6%

Michigan State University

5.1%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.1%

Villanova University

4.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.1%

Ashford University

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

American InterContinental University

3.6%

University of Denver

3.6%

American University

3.1%

New York University

3.1%

George Washington University

3.1%

Arizona State University

3.1%

Georgia State University

3.1%

Florida State University

3.1%

Texas A&M University School of Law

3.1%
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Majors

Business

34.6%

Management

6.5%

Computer Science

5.6%

Law

5.6%

Computer Information Systems

5.2%

Finance

5.0%

Accounting

4.6%

Marketing

3.6%

Project Management

3.2%

Communication

3.2%

Psychology

3.0%

General Studies

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Political Science

2.2%

Nursing

2.0%

Education

2.0%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Information Technology

2.0%

Biology

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.5%

Masters

22.6%

Other

20.2%

Associate

9.3%

Certificate

5.2%

Doctorate

4.8%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.4%
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