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Opportunity for an Experienced Contracts Manager to Join our Team
Giner is looking for a Contracts Manager to independently manage (from cradle to grave) the lifecycle for commercial contracts and government grants and contracts, from proposals through to post award closeout, including but not limited to: seeking new opportunities, proposal preparation/set up, proposal review, edit and final submission, pre-award negotiation, budget revisions, subcontracts and consulting agreement drafting and review, contract modifications, and closeouts. The successful candidate will bring an understanding and ability to negotiate the terms and conditions of government and commercial contracts with customers, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers. A strong command of the Federal Acquisition Regulations/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS), and overall contracts management functions are essential to this role. Must possess exceptional attention to detail, perform within time constraints, be flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain good relationships with internal teams, external customers, including government contracting officers and subcontractors, and liaise with the internal principal investigator and project engineering teams (PIs) along with other staff to accomplish contractual commitments.
- Search for, review and interpret RFP/RFQ/Solicitations and prepare and submit responses and coordinate with relevant departments to create cost proposals in required formats, prepare budget justifications and technical documentation templates, certifications, and any other required documentation, assemble and edit the required materials, and verify all documents to ensure compliance.
- Interpret and ensure compliance with FAR, DFARS, and other related government rules and regulations and contractual terms and requirements and advise management on needed actions.
- Complete pre-award negotiations, draft and set up contract briefs and reporting requirements, and submit contract deliverables, up to and including all closeout materials.
- Collaborate and develop relationships with internal and external teams to request, gather and ensure the appropriate required proposal documentation is obtained for submission.
- Collaborate with PIs to improve back-end documentation (related work, facilities, equipment, company overview) and proposal format to maximize likelihood of award.
- Review and approve project timecards that charge to bid and proposal budgets.
- Draft, review, redline and negotiate all types of government and commercial agreements, including but not limited to NDA, MSA, consulting, subaward, allocation of rights agreements.
- Other tasks as requested.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, CFCM and/or CPCM certification or paralegal certification strongly preferred.
- 3-6 years of experience reviewing, drafting and redlining government and commercial agreements within a contracts or legal department, university or research organization.
- Strong command of FAR/DFARs regulations.
- Experience managing complex projects with competing deadlines.
- Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet.
- Experience with electronic management systems (i.e., grants.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane, ProposalCentral, etc.) or ability to learn these and other applicable systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and the value of diversity; supports a harassment-free environment.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hand and finger dexterity; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch.
- While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quite to moderately loud.