Business Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Work in Kuwait is contingent upon the applicant's ability to obtain a work permit from the State of Kuwait, which is requested on the applicant's behalf by their employer. Effective January 1, 2021, the Kuwait Public Authority of Manpower issued new work permit regulations, informing contractors that it will not issue a work permit to any individual who is fifty-nine (59) years or older and holds a high school grade certificate or less. A bachelor's degree or higher is required for all candidates fifty-nine (59) years or older. See Administrative Decision No. (520) of 2020 AD - Amendment to the Administrative Decision No. (552) of 2018 on Issuing the Work Permit Regulations. Candidates with a current Visa 18 (residency visa) are excluded from the education requirement.

Purpose: We have an exciting opportunity supporting one of Amentum's largest programs in Kuwait. A key member of the program management team, the Business Manager operates as a member of a highly collaborative, cross-functional team overseeing the financial execution of the program ensuring both project profitability and customer delight. This position requires a self-starter with excellent analytical and communications skills, capable of interfacing with senior management, while planning, executing and coordinating concurrent activities with time critical schedules and deadlines. Location - Kuwait.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations and program/customer objectives including cost, quality and schedules while maintaining company profit requirements.
- Provides business analysis, recommendations, and solutions to the Program team in the successful execution of contract requirements.
- Manages contract staff in cost estimating, financial analysis, sales and profit forecasting, budget planning and financial metrics analysis at the program level.
- Develops business financial plans for project(s) within a business sector and/or strategic business unit (SBU).
- Ability to interact effectively with multiple levels of management from first line supervisors to senior company managers.
- Coordinates with functional departments, establishing and tracking metrics to improve financial performance of the program.
- Provides independent, objective analysis to company leadership especially regarding matters of financial risk to the company.
- Assists with the implementation and maintenance of contractual modifications, responding to customers' needs/requests, and participates in the negotiation of contract changes.
- Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and staffing requirements, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
- Acts as primary customer business contact for program activities, leading business review sessions with senior management and customers to discuss cost, schedule, and business performance.
- Supervises the development of pool level budgets for the business element for direct / indirect expenses and provide analysis of actual performance.
- Develops program level corporate briefings and reports as required.
- Understands and keeps up to date on local labor laws for Kuwait and other locations being performed as needed.
- Ensures project setups and subcontract agreements are structured and accounted for properly for revenue and billing per customer CLIN structure.
- Meet contract deliverables by specified deadlines.
- Ensure and track cash flow on project.
- Assists in the development of new business opportunities and/or the expansion of services with the customer.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Education:
- Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting and at least 10 years of job-related experience or equivalent, required.

Experience:
- Experience in Government contract management, procurement practices, cost accounting, financial management, and operations especially in challenging operating environments such as OCONUS locations.
- Must have broad, technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting standards, government accounting practices, management control systems, government contracting issues, financial planning, computer systems, and auditing control techniques and principles.
- Costpoint, Cognos, and Hyperion experience highly preferred.
- Position may require travel.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of FAR and DFAR. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Advanced knowledge with Excel and working knowledge of word processing skills.
- Organizational skills and the ability to perform detail-oriented work are required.

Certification, License & Clearance:
- Valid driver's license required.
- Tier 1 NACI required for all U.S. Citizens.
- U.S. Citizenship required.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics.

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