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Subcontract Manager

SAFRAN Electronics & Defense Australasia
Date Published: 28 May 2019
Defence Full-Time
Private No salary information listed.
Other Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Subcontract Manager
  • A chance to be a part of a newly created team in a growing organisation
  • A newly created role

About the company
SAFRAN Electronics and Defense Australasia (SEDA), is a SAFRAN high-tech company that holds world leadership positions in optronics, avionics, inertial sensors, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets.

This is an exciting time to join SEDA as they embark on rapid growth here in Australia, which has been supported by the recent move to larger facilities in Botany.

To find out more about SAFRAN please take the time to view our 2018 Group Highlights


About the role

The purpose of this role is to support the Program Manager in the delivery of requirements under the Future Submarine Program through the effective development and management of major subcontracts.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development, negotiation and execution of new subcontracts required for the program
  • Act as the primary point of contact for all contract compliance issues
  • Coordinate the resolution of contractual issues and disputes arising with the subcontractors
  • Ensure adherence to contractual obligations through effective commercial management, including payments, claims, warranties, cash flow, and flow down of contract amendments and variations
  • Work closely with the program team to achieve the required performance in terms of schedule, deliverables, cost, quality and requirements of subcontractor activity
  • Facilitate and maintain an effective working relationship with the subcontractors, ensuring sufficient engagement and integration with the engineering, program management and ILS teams
  • Assist in the implementation and reporting of program-specific Australian Industry Capability (AIC) initiatives 
  • Ensure the Customer’s mandatory commercial requirements are flowed down and adhered to by subcontractors


Qualifications and Experience 

  • Demonstrate relevant experience in subcontract and commercial management within a Defence engineering environment
  • Substantial familiarity and experience in the development and negotiation of complex Defence contracts with major customers and suppliers
  • Track record of successful delivery of major subcontracts obligations
  • Postgraduate business, project management or engineering education
  • Strong knowledge of ASDEFCON contracting framework

Can demonstrate:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Department of Defence security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 1
  • Good working relationships with ADF organisations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive, autonomous, rigorous, organised
  • Strong work ethic
  • Interest in advanced technologies

How to Apply

Candidates must currently have the legal right to work in Australia to be eligible to apply for this position.

Please note all final applicants for this position will be asked to complete a national police check and each application will be considered on its merits.

All applications should include a covering letter and up to date CV and be submitted to the attention of Human Resources quoting reference number SM0519

Applications for this role will ONLY be accepted if submitted through the below link:


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Tara Fehon
02 9796 6600

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