The Contracts Manager is a key member of the legal and operations teams and has responsibility for managing all contracts activities across all business groups ensuring the organization's compliance with contracting policies and procedures. The manager leads and coordinates all activities involved in the negotiation and administration of contracts and subcontracts, in accordance with company policy and procedure and appropriate standard business practices. This position reports to the General Counsel and Vice President and will be responsible for supervision of contract managers and administrators.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Conducting contract negotiations, performing contract administration, and providing customer contact activities for proper contract acquisition, reviewing statements of work, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information.
Review terms and conditions of customer contracts and negotiate exceptions to ensure compliance with standard terms and conditions of company. Suggest alternative approaches to mitigate risk including revisions to contractual language and proposal pricing strategies.
Provide guidance and direction on contract matters to company personnel such as project managers or other operational staff, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures.
Execute teaming agreements and non-disclosure agreements in accordance with company policy.
On all standard and nonstandard contracts, provide redlined recommendations and often negotiate directly with customer attorneys or purchasing staff until consensus has been reached.
Draft contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and
Other duties as assigned.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Administration or related field
8+ years contracts management industry experience (prime and subcontracting)
Background in negotiation and administration of contracts
Outstanding computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.