Basic Purpose and Function:
The Contracts Manager is of strategic importance to the business and will frequently engage with cross-functional teams as well as the senior leadership team to support business objectives. This position is responsible for reviewing contract clauses, conducting risk assessments, developing, and responding to contract letters, and advising management of risks and opportunities.
Skills and Qualifications:
Must be able to support complex negotiations that require contracting expertise.
Must be a self-starter and can get things completed in accordance with applicable deadlines.
Effective communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required.
Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and be able to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
A strong understanding of United States Navy (USN) Standard Items, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and United States Coast Guard (USCG) rules and their differences.
Proficiency and experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), and Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or a High School diploma and at least fifteen (15) years of related experience may be used to offset the degree requirement.
Seven plus (7 +) years of marine and or ship repair experience required.
Five plus (5+) years of ship repair contracts experience (U.S. Navy, USCG, or commercial) required.
Must have experience in the entire life cycle of prime contracting; from proposal, phase to contract closeouts.
Major Responsibility (Functions/Duties):
Reviews Request for Proposals (RFPs), Contracts, Sub-Contract Agreements, Non-disclosure Agreements, and other contractual documentation for guidance and interpretation.
Prepares contracts letters and maintains the serialized log.
Ensures timely response to customer inquiries.
Receives information from the Project team to build supporting correspondence to customers, vendors, and subcontractors.
Participates in pre-proposal activities such as capture efforts, management reviews, and supports other Requests for Proposals (RFP) activities as needed to win new business.
Communicates frequently with internal and external contacts in the solicitation of subcontracted work efforts such as scoping sessions with customers.
Leads discussions and/or briefings with various leadership and other key personnel to contractual language, interpretations, and implications.
Abides by and enforces all organizational policies and procedures.
Other duties may be assigned as directed.
Equal Opportunity Employer/ Veterans/Disabled