Senior Contracts Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17
11 - 15 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/11/17

Job Summary:
Intelligent Decisions is a mid-market Federal IT Professional Services and Product(VAR) contractor. Currently the company manages approximately 60 contracts (prime and sub) and 30 subcontractors. The Senior Contracts Manager’s prime responsibility will be to organize and manage those contracts to position the company for future growth. As the company grows organically or through acquisition this role will hire other contracting specialists to assist.

This is an opportunity for an experienced contracts professional to define and structure a contracting department from the ground up and manage the department through future growth.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provides life-cycle management of a variety of business agreements including prime contracts, subcontracts, orders (task, delivery, purchase), consulting agreements, teaming agreements, and non-disclosure agreements;
• Provides subject matter expertise on government contracting process and procedures needed to comply with the FAR, FAR supplements and other procurement laws and regulations
• Leads effort to upgrade and enhance the company’s contract administration function using his/her demonstrated best practices using relevant software tools. Assist in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
• Review Hardware and Software OEM Reseller agreements and participate in negotiations of such agreements.
• Reviews and advises on solicitations and prepares responses for proposals, bids, and contract modifications;
• Assists in the development of proposals, especially with respect to RFP/RFQ analysis including risk assessment and compliance, the legal offer, pricing and negotiation
• Assists the Quality Team in defining process, procedures and SLA levels for contract deliverable responses.
• Reviews CPAR entries and leads negotiations with the government where applicable.
• Provides corporate managerial oversight of the company's procurement and contracts management process in accordance with established corporate documents and procedures
• Establish and maintain client relationships to ensure client satisfaction and open communications through contractual and legal channels
• Prepare requests for proposals for subcontractors or teaming partners;
• Provides contractual guidance to business or commercial team members with respect to Statements of Work and or pricing/financial portions of contract terms.
• Manages contract change control process.
• Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiation teams on key contractual issues.
• Analyze new laws, regulations and contract trends for potential impact on business
unit goals and objectives.
• Serve as focal point for all communication with finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
• May participate in development of less complex alliances and partnering agreements.
• Ensures records are maintained and updated, as required in various government automated systems and portals including SAM, GSA Advantage, GSA eOffer/eMod, eSRS and any other relevant systems/portals.
• Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:
• Degree in Business, Finance, Contract Management or related field and at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years directly relevant experience with a strong background in government services contracts/subcontracts administration, or equivalent combination of experience and education
• Excellent knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), government contracting rules and regulations
• Deep experience with government pricing strategy and cost proposal development
• Ability to work well with governmental contracting officers when necessary.
• Demonstrated ability to aggressively negotiate all types of government contracts, particularly Fixed Price, Cost Plus and Time & Materials contracts
• Ability to understand, review and submit financial reports
• Ability to react quickly in a rapidly changing environment
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate staff and communicate clearly
• Ability to draft contractual instruments in accordance with prescribed templates and guidelines.
• Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
• Strong internal and external negotiation and analytical skills. Good presentation, leadership, communication and team-building skills.

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Drug-Free Workplace/Drug Testing Employer: Intelligent Decisions maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. A successful drug screen is required prior to employment.

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information: By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Intelligent Decisions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Intelligent Decisions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

EEO and Affirmative Action Policy:

Intelligent Decisions, Inc. (ID) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Intelligent Decisions, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under Federal, State or Local laws.

Pay Transparency Policy:

In accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13665, Intelligent Decisions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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