Manager Contract Administration

Mar 21, 2023

Job ID:135910


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.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Critical Competencies:

  • 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.

Required Experience:

  • 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.