National Contract Management Association

Contracts Manager, Senior

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nLIGHT, Inc.
Camas, Washington, United States
25 days ago


About nLIGHT 

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR). nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace, and defense applications. Headquartered in Camas, WA (Portland metropolitan area) nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China, and Europe. 

Job Responsibilities:

Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and non-standard contracts.  Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements and customer specifications.  Assists in preparing bids as well as progress and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.  Recommends and implements contracting processes and continuously improves processes.  Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements.  Travel may be required.  Considering remote, hybrid, and on-site presence. 

nLIGHT is proud to offer comprehensive COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off per year, increasing by 1 day each year up to 4 weeks, plus paid holidays 
  • Eligible for health benefits on the 1st day of the month following start date 
  • Medical & Dental Benefits including Prescription, Orthodontia and Vision with premiums as low as $35.00 per pay period 
  • Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, contract management or related fields is required (or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant work experience)
  • 6 - 8 years of work experience performing duties and responsibilities in a defense government contracting environment
  • Thorough understanding of federal acquisition process, government contracting principles, requirements and regulations (e.g., FAR, DFARS, contract-specific flow-downs, etc.)
  • Experienced and knowledgeable with contractual terms and conditions and high-risk terms
  • Demonstrated advanced proposal development, document drafting, critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ITAR, EAR and related U.S. regulations
  • Ability to function independently and effectively with competing priorities and deadlines to meet scheduled objectives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on customer service
  • A key contributor to continuous improvement and implementation of company procedures and contract management processes
  • Works well with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers, and external partners
  • Process-oriented, results and deadline-driven
  • Demonstrates knowledge with finance and accounting procedures
  • Demonstrates initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives and assumes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Knowledge of international/commercial contract terms and conditions

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, you must be a US Person (that is, a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident).

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63792824
  • Location:
    Camas, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Contracts Manager, Senior
  • Company Name For Job: nLIGHT, Inc.
  • Job Function: Business Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR). nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace, and defense applications. Headquartered in Camas, WA (Portland metropolitan area) nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China, and Europe.

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