National Contract Management Association

Senior Contracts Manager

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Areté
Virginia, United States
15 days ago

Description

Areté, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. We are seeking a Senior Contracts Manager who will be charged with significant responsibilities in negotiating complex contracts with government/commercial customers and subcontractors, advising senior management on business strategy, developing accurate competitive cost proposals, and administering government and commercial contracts and other agreements.  Additional responsibilities also include supervising customer audits and administering export compliance procedures.  This is an exempt non-supervisory full-time position.  The position can reside in our Arlington, VA or Chantilly, VA office.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Lead negotiation teams composed of Areté senior management, technical staff, and consultants in developing contracts for government/commercial customers and suppliers.
  • Advise Arete senior management and proposal teams on business strategy during proposal development and contract negotiations
  • Prepare detailed, accurate, and competitive cost proposals and cost strategies to maximize company chances of winning profitable new business.  Review basis of internal cost estimates for reasonableness and allowability.
  • Coordinate procurement activities, such as preparing subcontractor requests for proposal, securing acquisition documents, executing cost/price analyses, and assisting in subcontractor negotiations.
  • Administer all post-proposal activities, such as audits, contract negotiation, and award.  Work with customer and Areté staff to track and expedite contract award.  Maintain detailed records of all information exchanged and results of each action.
  • Prepare and issue internal contract work authorizations.
  • Maintain current and accurate data in the contracts database on proposal and contract status/information.
  • Administer a variety of cost reimbursable and fixed price contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Advise program management of contractual rights and obligations; maintain company contract file and historical information under established procedures.
  • Establish and maintain strong internal communications within the company at all levels to provide information on open contract matters.  Establish and maintain relations with external customers to communicate all proposal and contract matters.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with company export procedures.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Knowledge of government and commercial contracting and price proposal preparation adequate to support independent decisions in the best interest of the company.
  • Knowledge of federal and agency-specific acquisition regulations, DCAA and DCMA requirements, and ability to research and comprehend CFR citations. Ability to recognize, interpret, and apply applicable regulations to resolve complex contract issues.
  • Excels at effective communication, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues, management and executives.
  • Skilled at implementing a team approach when developing strategic and innovative proposal and contract solutions within regulatory guidelines, resulting in agreements that consider, properly weigh, and resolve the needs of the program, the customer, the business unit and the company.
  • Understanding and experience with ITAR, EAR and import regulations; ability to assist in category determinations, preparation and implementation of export documentation including license applications, TAA, and license fulfillment.
  • Advanced skills in all MS Office Suite programs and use of ProPricer software.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active TS security clearance are required

Areté offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package.  U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility.  Please submit your resume on-line at:  http://www.arete.com

In compliance with Presidential Executive Order 14042, Areté requires that all newly hired employees are fully vaccinated before their start date.

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact  Areté Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



Requirements

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Knowledge of government and commercial contracting and price proposal preparation adequate to support independent decisions in the best interest of the company.
  • Knowledge of federal and agency-specific acquisition regulations, DCAA and DCMA requirements, and ability to research and comprehend CFR citations. Ability to recognize, interpret, and apply applicable regulations to resolve complex contract issues.
  • Excels at effective communication, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues, management and executives.
  • Skilled at implementing a team approach when developing strategic and innovative proposal and contract solutions within regulatory guidelines, resulting in agreements that consider, properly weigh, and resolve the needs of the program, the customer, the business unit and the company.
  • Understanding and experience with ITAR, EAR and import regulations; ability to assist in category determinations, preparation and implementation of export documentation including license applications, TAA, and license fulfillment.
  • Advanced skills in all MS Office Suite programs and use of ProPricer software.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active TS security clearance are required

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59002761
  • Location:
    Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Contracts Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Areté
  • Job Function: Professional Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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