Contracts Manager

11 - 15 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
San Diego, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

The critical activities you will need to perform with minimal supervision include:

  • Effectively develop both oral and written communication with internal and external customers. 
  • Learn, understand and display skills in company programs, policies and procedures. 
  • Understand contract structures and types (i.e., FFP, CPFF, CPAF, FPIF, T&M) and differentiate between levels of riskassociated with these structures. 
  • Review all assigned proposals and bids to ensure the most beneficial terms and conditions, including terms of payment and profit achieved. 
  • Utilize a cross functional network to support the ability to analyze and prepare contracts documents. 
  • Participate in meetings with internal and external customers to ensure understanding of contractual commitments and/or issues. 
  • Assist in collection of over-aged payments. 
  • Differentiate between routine, non-routine and strategic contract terms, and recommend solutions.

  • Ensure all requirements in the contract (i.e., statement of work) are properly defined and risk is minimized.

  • Recognize a constructive change to the contract and inform all necessary cross functional teammates.

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of business agreements (i.e., teaming agreement, non-disclosure agreement or proprietary agreement, and if/when an export license is needed).

  • Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. 

  • Participate in the development of contract goals to ensure they are achievable and realistic; establish and implement organizational relationships.

  • Maintain customer relationships based on professionalism, responsiveness and ethical conduct.


This position requires the following qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration or other applicable field.
  • At least 10 years of Contracts experience with Government or Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, commercial contracts, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFAR, ITAR, etc., and/or equivalent government regulations based on experience.
  • Knowledge of the administration and protection of intellectual property.
  • Skilled in the art of communication, analysis, negotiations, evaluation and presentations, including respectful and professional behavior demonstrated at all times.
  • Strong business acumen.

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