Job Position: Manager Contract Administration
Location: Asheville, NC 28801
The Manager, Contract Administration is responsible for the strategic organization and execution of all contracts. As a Department Manager provides general supervision and direction to Contract Administration personnel.
- Ensures all purchase orders received are processed correctly.
- Ensures all RFPs are reviewed for contractual language prior to submittal. Manages submittal and negotiation process with input from other stakeholders.
- Manages the negotiation of terms and conditions on new contracts. Facilitates the review by all relevant departments of these contracts.
- Drafts and negotiates a wide range of agreements (NDA, Teaming, Consignment, Licensing, etc.).
- Reviews current agreements to make sure they are in compliance with the agreement.
- Manages customer communications regarding ongoing contracts, coordinates with Legal to provide responses to customer for complex contractual activity.
- Develops team by mentoring, coaching, and empowering. Advocates continuous learning. Provides ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development.
- Energetic and positive management style with a focus on employee development.
- Knowledge and experience in working with the U.S. government as well as DOD prime contractors and in negotiating with various levels of Supplier Management.
- Knowledge of FAR and DFAR regulations and ability to clearly explain those regulations to team and internal stakeholders.
- Process oriented with a demonstrated history of process improvement and continuous improvement achievements.
- Skilled in use of Microsoft Office products.
- Drive for results, action oriented, and high energy level.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills up to executive levels.
- Ability to travel up to 25% as needed.
- BS or BA
- 8-10 years progressive contract administration experience required.
- Previous experience managing others required.
- Knowledge of U.S. Government contracting procedures, including FAR, DFAR and Uniform Commercial Code regulations required.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S., visa sponsorship not available.
- Must be able to work on U.S. government programs and/or obtain security clearance in the future.
- MS or MBA.
- Experience with complex electronic systems or equivalent aerospace and defense experience.
- At least 5-7 years’ experience with US government contracting.