Job Profile. Contracts Manager
The candidate will perform the coordination, and administration of routine or moderately complex proposals, contracts and purchase orders involving limited financial considerations or technical significance under the supervision of the Director of Contracts and Administration. Develop and maintain professional dependable relationships with both internal and external contacts. Internal contacts include working relationships with Program personnel and other Company personnel as required. External contacts include professional and dependable relationships with customers, and lawyers. Will be expected to continue to build the basic knowledge, skills and experience required for effective contract management to include negotiations and regular communication with customers and management. Maintain and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Contracts function and other relevant Company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, export, FAR/DFAR, and other government regulations. Support and lead assigned proposal activities including, but not limited to, analysis of the solicitation, preparing summaries based on the analysis, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposal documents for submittal to the Customer. Coordinate with other Company functions as required to ensure appropriate reviews are scheduled and conducted, and that all required approvals are obtained prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents. Research and make recommendations on contract language and seek guidance on complex terms and conditions from higher level Contract Administrators and Managers. Negotiate routine or moderately complex contracts under the general guidance from the Director of Contracts and Administration; administer all aspects of assigned contract or purchase order processing including, but not limited to, accuracy or order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and disbursements, delivery schedules, legal requirements and other commitments. Participate in final stages of assigned contract by verifying completion of all commitments, and performing assigned activities associated with contract closeout. Maintain logs of proposals and other data as required and assists in data collection for monthly/quarterly reporting to Management and compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contracts requirements and Company policies and procedures. Act as the primary point of contact between the Company and the Customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts and projects including auxiliary agreements such as Proprietary Information Agreements. Perform limited cost analyses including cost and price proposals as assigned to ensure they are prepared and submitted in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations, contractual provisions and Company policy.