The Government Contracts Manager will provide day-to-day consultation and support to the program management team, operations and leadership regarding cradle-to-grave management and administration of Government services contracts within Federal and civilian agencies. The position will serve as the primary interface between the organization and Government/Prime Contractor’s Contracting Officer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following:
Implement processes, policies and procedures to address challenges presented by contract administration.
Prepare, review and/or negotiate contracts/subcontracts of varying types (FFP, T&M, IDIQ, CPFF, performance based, etc.), teaming, consulting, and non-disclosure agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and other contract related documents.
Support the contract proposal review and drafting process.
Lead the Contract Setup process at the time of contract award.
Coordinates review by all parties and obtains signatures in accordance with company signature authority.
Coordinates review and preparation with outside legal counsel when necessary.
Maintain original contracts and modifications, integrating modifications into a working copy.
Ensure contract and modification data is entered into a contract tracking system.
Prepare and maintain standard form contracts for recurring business needs.
Assist with the issuance of Request for Quotes (RFQs) to subcontractors, and coordinate timely submission of subcontractor data.
Ensure compliance with customer, contractor and corporate obligations.
Identify changes and develop appropriate Requests for Equitable Adjustments.
Interpret contractual, Federal Acquisition Regulation & Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR/DFAR) Supplement and/or unique procurement regulations.
Support customers in the development of solutions to issues that are consistent with business objectives.
Establish and maintain excellent customer relations.
Prepare and monitor annual departmental budget, prepare annual employee evaluations, provide training, coaching and development of employees, develop annual department goals and objectives.
Identify process efficiencies and implement changes to ensure organization is learning and expanding.
Performs other job related duties as required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field of study and 10 years of experience in commercial, government and/or international contract administration, including extensive experience with FAR/DFAR, Fixed Price, Time & Material, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, and Idefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts requirements and Government support services contracts. A JD degree may be considered in lieu of some drafting and/or management experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have a strong command of the cradle-to-grave government contracting process.
Must possess problem solving and creativity skills.
Must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and prioritize assignments.
Must be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism, confidence and integrity while directly dealing with internal and external customers.
Negotiation and diplomacy skills are critical in dealing with external contacts.
Must be a U.S. person as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Must have the willingness and desire to accept and adapt to change.
Must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently, have excellent interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
Requires Proficient computer skills (MS Word required).
Must demonstrate excellent writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills.
This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.
Internal Number: 322673
About Cherokee Nation Businesses
Cherokee Nation Businesses is the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ 11,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, health care, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries.The mission of Cherokee Nation Businesses is to grow the economy of Cherokee Nation through diversification and create jobs for Cherokee citizens in Oklahoma and other states. All of CNB’s profits are either reinvested into job creation or social services for tribal citizens.