Contract Administration duties in support of multiple contracts including negotiations, execution of modifications, correspondence and customer interface.
Responsible for larger firm fixed price (FFP) contracts and more complex engineering, production, CLS/service & development contracts (typically valued at $20M).
Administer nonstandard contractual documents such as direct commercial sale, teaming agreements, leases, bailment agreements, etc.
Coordinate all required approvals and notifications pursuant to Contract Administration Procedures and Company Standard Practices.
Participate and advise in the preparation of quotations, bids and proposals.
Submit proposals and brief leadership.
Initiate and process request for estimates (RFE's), authorization of proposals (AOPs) & authorization of contracts (AOCs) corresponding with complexity listed above.
Provide on the job training (negotiations) for entry level employees.
Process Sales Orders (e.g. customer contracts received), requests for estimates and all other required contract administration documentation.
Follow-up and tracking on customer correspondence and issues.
Interface with internal and external customers to ensure prompt resolution of problems.
Organize, track and input data to support department metrics and quality initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor Degree in Business, Science or appropriate Liberal Arts. Other degrees or disciplines considered with experience.
10 years minimum experience, fewer years required with an advanced degree.
Ability to develop detailed proposal packages and independently interact with upper management and multiple program offices regarding required approvals.
Represent the organization in a highly professional manner and can be relied upon to exemplify company values and standards when dealing with internal and external clients.
Ability to resolve and complete complex contract administration assignments/problems with minimal supervision utilizing ingenuity and innovation.
Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
Ability to develop and maintain key relationships with Senior leadership and external customers, including Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM), United States Government (USG), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
Strong working knowledge of Government contract laws and regulations preferred
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR/DFAR) preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) required.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
Some travel required.