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Job Title Sr. Software Licensing & Acquisition Specialist
Location Scottsdale AZ
Taunton - MA
Business Unit ESCO
Relocation Available ? No
Job Description General Dynamics Mission Systems, a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

The Software Licensing Department primarily acquires commercial-off-the-shelf software products and software maintenance services for all direct production and developmental programs, government and commercial, as well as for indirect areas such as operations, finance, human resources, IT engineering and other non-production areas. Specific responsibilities include: Strategic focus on improving department performance, implementing efficiencies, reducing redundancy, a supplier and product subject matter expert that can work with engineering and proposal teams to design cost effective yet technologically advanced solutions enabling aggressive contract capture.  Ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of quality software products and/or services, in accordance with General Dynamics’ intended use requirements and prime contract flowdowns. Prepare and disseminate requests for proposals/quotations, statements of work and facilitate procurement meetings between suppliers and program personnel or otherwise with internal personnel. Evaluate proposals, negotiate contractual and business terms and award purchase orders. Prepare and administer purchase orders of a moderate dollar value in an efficient manner. Purchase order documentation must be complete, orderly and in accordance with company procedures for procurements under government contracts. Lead contract negotiations with an emphasis in intellectual property matters. Pursuant to the internal COTS process, identify and minimize contractual risks from the pre-proposal phase through research and development, contract award, production, delivery, and close out phases. Communicate licensing risks to program personnel for review and approval. Draft revisions to software licenses, non-disclosure agreements, professional services and other agreements, domestic and international. Provide sourcing guidance to Program teams. Serve as the focal point for all supplier requirements and manage supplier relationships. Resolve delivery, payment and return issues. Provide basic mentoring to junior colleagues.


Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience plus 5 years related experience

Must be able to travel 20% of the time.
Applicant must be a US Citizen.
No Clearance Required.

Understanding and application of government procurement principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Effective at interfacing with supplier personnel (including sales people, all levels of management and legal counsel), and GD internal customers (including members of Engineering, Program Management and Contracts). Knowledge of (and experience desired) in key software suppliers and technologies, negotiating agreements, especially software license and maintenance agreements, but also including reseller agreements, systems integrator agreements, nondisclosure agreements and professional services agreements. Ability to evaluate the legal and business impact of non-standard terms and conditions and negotiate favorable terms. Strong writing skills and PC skills required. Knowledge of Ariba Enterprise Spend Management (“ESM”) helpful. Ability to work independently and strategically, solving problems, in a fast-paced, demanding environment required. Applicant must be capable of obtaining a US Security Clearance, if required. Applicant must be a US Citizen.

General Dynamics C4 Systems provides leading edge technology to a diverse set of defense oriented customers. Our Enterprise and Supply Chain Operations provides engineering tools and process support, quality engineering and manufacturing support, logistics and field engineering, in addition to supply chain and subcontract management, procurement and sourcing services to support flawless execution of our diverse set of contracts. This service includes innovative sourcing, negotiation, agreements, technology and program performance solutions to meet a diverse set of business challenges. 'Value added' service is the key to aggressively provide solutions and quality products/services for current and emerging technologies at favorable business terms to enhance company performance and profitability.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disabled

Desired Major NONE
 
Desired Degree BS
 
Req. Number S13-15841 

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