The Government Contract Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the government contract function and acts as the subject matter expert for all government contractual needs of WESCO. The Government Contract Manager interacts on a daily basis with sales, operations and various personnel to implement government contractual requirements in addition to expanding the government business.
Keeps senior-level management informed of department goals, objectives, initiatives, progress, and challenges.
Develops government contract function relative to compliance and business development.
Drafts, reviews, and negotiates complex government contracts potentially valued at $20M+ for sale and purchase of goods and services.
Analyzes government procurement methods and requirements at federal, state, and local levels, including federal acquisition regulation (FAR) and federal supplements.
Provides direction, recommendations, and makes sound decisions on business matters that affect profitability, mitigation of government contractual risks, and performance during procurement process.
Ensures timely response to customer and supplier requests in support of business opportunities, including conducting meetings with internal and external customer and supplier personnel to identify, mitigate, or resolve business challenges.
Develops and implements contracting policies and procedures and applies independent judgment and foresight to continuously adapt such contracting practices to ensure changes to business strategies do not result in breakdown of practices or hinder flow of business.
Interfaces with, and serves as liaison to sales, operations, finance, pricing, and others cross-functional departments.
Acts as focal point for government contract audits, including direct interface with auditors.
Acts as liaison to other functional departments and senior management team.
Engages senior management in strategic initiatives to ensure understanding of leadership team and corporate objectives.
Manages employment actions, including hiring, promoting, mentoring, training, performance reviews, planning merit increases, and succession planning for government contract management team.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”
This quick apply application is an expression of interest, not an official application. If you are a fit for the job you will be contacted by the recruiter to officially apply to the role at WESCO.com/careers.
Progressive managing government contracts experience – 10 years required.
Managing professional staff – 2 years required; 5 years preferred.
Expertise with federal acquisition regulations (FARS) and defense federal acquisition regulations (DFARS) regulations.
Managing GSA contracts preferred.
Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement practices.
Knowledge of government contract formation, development, implementation, execution, and administration.
Ability to manage, lead, and generate government RFPs.
Ability to work effectively, independently, or collaboratively with a team.
Strong business decision making and analytical skills.
Ability to communicate complicated government contracting concepts to employees, customers, and suppliers.
Strong presentation skills with ability to present ideas clearly.
Exhibiting initiative, creativity, credibility and accountability.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: IRC199788
About WESCO Distribution
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2017 annual sales were approximately $7.7 billion. The company employs approximately 9,100 people, maintains relationships with over 26,000 suppliers, and serves approximately 70,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 10 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 500 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.