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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: Madison
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Buyer
L3 Technologies, Vertex Aerospace’s intern program offers paid business positions to provide students with real work experience and exposure to the Aerospace and Defense industry. Vertex Aerospace is currently seeking students interested in gaining valuable experience in Contracts Administration at our headquarters in Madison, Mississippi.

The Contracts Administration Intern will assist in proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide appropriate contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with policies, legal requirements, and contract requirements. This position will support costing, pricing, and terms of contracts and modification. It will coordinate closeout of completed contracts, assist in monitoring the performance on contractual obligations, and ensure compliance with schedules for all deliverables and special reports.

Essential Functions

Key responsibilities include performing routine and semi-routine work involving a variety of professional assignments within the Contract Administration department and requiring use and application of contract administration concepts, practices and techniques. This is a 10-week program supporting the Contracts team.

• Performs a variety of tasks to support the administration of government and commercial contracts

• Provides analysis of data essential to the negotiation, coordination, and administration of contracts

• Prepares forms and documents for submission to the customer

• Develops customer/management reports

• Assists in evaluating contract change activities

• Works with more senior contracts staff to prepare responses to customer inquiries

• Participates in and provide analysis for contract negotiations

• Researches and assists in agreements and streamlining of the contracting processes

• Assists in competitive market researches to understand the execution strategies of competitors

• Assists in analyzing new business development programs to determine their appropriateness

• Assists in the preparation and development of proposals

• Assists in reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for new programs

• Researches and analyzes proposal and contract win market data to ensure competitiveness.

• Works closely with business development teams to support Company growth objectives and learn the data side of the business to bring ideas to the table and help improve the organization’s opportunities

• Maintains the highest ethical personal and professional standards.

• Other projects and initiatives as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.



To be eligible, the candidate must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must have completed at least 60 semester hours in a Business related discipline. Must be in good academic standing and have CGPA of 2.7 or higher. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.

The position requires strong interpersonal skills and drive for customer satisfaction. The successful candidate must be able to follow direction, ask for clarification, demonstrate business aptitude, solid analytical and problem solving skills. The candidate must have good written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to learn and adapt with new technologies.

Successful completion of the internship program will follow with a presentation to management and fellow interns. The presentation will include an overview of what the intern learned from the program, the projects worked, and the intern’s overall experience.

Employees in this position must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.

US Citizenship required. As a Government Contractor, this position requires the employee to have access to premises which are, OR requires the employee to perform duties that are, subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.

• Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a public trust position (if required for the position).

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance (if required for the position).

• Must be able to work weekends, other shifts and overtime as required.

• The essential physical requirements of the position will be reviewed with the applicant during the interview.

• Some travel will be required.

• Must adhere to Company policies/procedures and management instruction.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and Company Proprietary data.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.


US Security Clearance Required: None

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: No

: Division - Vertex-20000074

Job Level
: Entry Level

Job Posting
: Apr 18, 2018, 8:26:07 PM

: Administrative Staff

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