As a senior contract administration professional, lead the contracting service delivery for the Wrights State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC). WSARC provides services for a variety of industries, with high concentration in the Defense industry. Assures compliance with WSARC Policy and exercises good business judgment in all contractual and business opportunities. Also directs the buying activities for WSARC ensuring that all activities are consistent and support WSARC business objectives. Operates with limited guidance from the Manager of Contracts & Procurement with independent latitude within existing policies, practices, and procedures.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in business or related field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant defense contracts experience; or Ten (10) years' experience in defense contracts may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Extensive knowledge and working experience related to the Federal Acquisition Regulations and commercial contracting practices.
Must have proven interpersonal skills to effectively interact with executive management, clients and subcontractors to resolve business and contract issues.
Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, such as the ability to draft contractual instruments in accordance with prescribed guidelines, as well as proven leadership and negotiation skills to enable diplomatic interactions with subcontractors.
General computer proficiency and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
Must have a background which would not preclude a security clearance being granted.
Master's degree in business, supply chain management or related field.
A Professional Certification, such as CPCM, CFCM, CCCM or equivalent.
2 years of experience with Deltek's Costpoint ERP.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
30% Manages the contract development, negotiation and administration functions assuring conformance with WSARC policy, procedures and good business practices with heavy focus on Defense industry. Assumes the lead in resolving contractual problems with major clients by independently creating strategies for solution and negotiating settlements. Develops negotiation strategy and leads negotiation team on complex contractual issues and mitigates financial liability. Facilitates winning solutions to unusual contract administration problems such as reports, schedules, level-of-effort requirements, consultant and travel approvals, property issues, financial difficulties and atypical subcontracts. Supervises client and supplier relationships in order to facilitate an environment that encourages negotiations that are beneficial to WSARC.
30% Performs general contact management activities, including but not limited to, preparing and negotiating ancillary contract documents such as subcontracts, managing sub-awards process, consulting agreements, leases, Teaming Agreements, NDAs and purchase orders; oversee the end-to-end administration of those agreements; administer and monitor contract performance on a post-award execution basis; respond to routine internal and external inquiries related to assigned contracts; provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity; coordinate responses with affected business functions and legal counsel as necessary; track contract deliverables to ensure timely compliance; coordinate with program managers to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled; serve as a key member of program review team to ensure on-going compliance with contract terms; track upcoming contract renewals and close-outs to ensure timely action is taken to implement the appropriate activity; use independent judgement and apply creativity to resolve contract issues; implement supplier management practices.
This is a grant funded position with continuation dependent on funding. Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.
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