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ProfileContracts Manager The candidate will work with senior leadership, program managers, other executives, and maintain colorful binders of really complicated-looking paper, perhaps with some of those little Post-It Note tab thingies marking especially spicy pages. Help the company leverage existing contracts appropriately, provide strategic input on the acquisition of new contracts and the maintenance of existing contracts, and ensure that the company isn’t just compliant but super-compliant with all required rules and regulations. Manage and execute every contract with full knowledge of the FAR, help project managers understand what they are required to do per the contract, and assist with execution and closeout of the contracting process from a FAR and requirements perspective. Understand contractual opportunities and assist in the formulation of contract policies, procedures, methods, operating practices, and performance standards for a variety of professional services engagement. Negotiate, analyze, and provide input into the preparation and revision of contracts and subcontracts to ensure customer and corporate objectives are met. Ensure corporate proposals are fully compliant with the RFP’s legal requirements. Examine contract records/files and manage, track, and ensure compliance with any new contractual obligations. Lead contract negotiations and manage the process of adding or changing existing contracts in response to new legal or FAR requirements. Oversee and manage our GSA Schedule(s) and other GWACs, find new opportunities within those vehicles, and determine whether new GSA schedule requirements are important to us (and take action in modifying subcontracts or notifying project managers or executives if they are). Analyze new laws, regulations, and contract trends to determine potential impact on the business and existing agreements. Review and negotiate terms and conditions of different types of contractual agreements — Non-Disclosure, Teaming Agreements, and Subcontract Agreements — to ensure compliance with established legal policies and standards. Act as an advisor regarding legal requirements, customer specifications, and government regulations to management and others. Contract management certification(s) required. A law degree and/or legal experience preferred. 5+ years of contracts or subcontracts management or other comparable experience with US Government Contracts with a focus/in depth knowledge of the contract management lifecycle required. Ability to take ownership of contracts management and work independently, while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams and excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines required. Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required. Strong written and verbal communications skills and superb negotiation skills required.