The Contracts Manager is responsible for managing and tracking corporate contracts and agreements. Reporting directly to senior management, the incumbent develops annual contracting plans and executes timely contracting actions in compliance with established procurement policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager must work collaboratively with staff across the organization to understand business requirements and reflect requirements succinctly and accurately in contract documents, including but not limited to Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work, and related evaluation documentation.
Develop annual and quarterly contracting plans for execution each fiscal year for senior management review and approval.
Lead planning, including timelines and processes, for assigned contracting actions.
Develop requirements statements, evaluation methodologies, and price proposal formats for solicitation communications, including but not limited to formal Requests for Proposal and Statements of Work, employing available templates and established procedures.
Identify potential vendors and/or sources for identified and approved business requirements through internal and external research.
Collect, translate and communicate business requirements effectively.
Facilitate proposal evaluations, conduct cost and price analyses, and manage technical evaluation panels in compliance with internal processes and templates.
Draft all necessary contract documents using designed templates, assuring the inclusion of all provisions required by policy, regulations grant, and legal team.
Negotiate contract terms, pricing, and performance schedules as directed.
Ensure all contracting actions are in compliance with MBN procurement policies.
Communicate appropriately across the organization to ensure business requirements are met timely, appropriately, and in adherence to contract terms.
Maintain contract filing system, track contract terms, and ensure timely renewals and re-competes to sustain business requirements without interruption.
Monitor contract execution and initiate timely close-out procedures.
Report regularly on status and progress on contracting actions. Ensure timely communication on existing or emerging issues.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills.
Demonstrated efficiency in MS Excel and MS Word.
Self-motivation with strong organizational skills.
Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and pivot as needed in a deadline-oriented environment.
About Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc
The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) MBN is a non-profit grantee of the federal government that directly communicates with the people of the Middle East and North Africa through television, radio, and digital media. MBN's mission is to provide objective, accurate, and relevant news and information to the people of the Middle East about the region, the world, and the United States in support of U.S. public diplomacy.