The Senior Contracts Manager is responsible for the lifecycle of all contracts. Cultivating and maintaining successful business relationships with U.S. Government customers and Prime Contractors, while protecting the business interests of the Company in an ethical manner. Also serves as the liaison between the Company and the Contracting Officer and/or Subcontract procurement agent for all pre-award activities pertaining to solicitations, proposals, and contract negotiations, as well as cradle-to-grave contract administration activities on assigned contracts. Supervises a team of contracts professionals.
Manages Contract lifecycle performance including but not limited to draft, modification, execution, amendments, and renewal of Contracts
Serves as customer interface to promote customer satisfaction, and ensures compliance with all applicable contract terms and conditions to develop follow-on business opportunities
Preparation and review of all contract documentation including terms and conditions, Statements of Work, Nondisclosure Agreements, contract amendments, etc.
Reviews, analyzes, and interprets contract requirements to determine contractual obligations and provides continual review and administration to ensure that all terms and conditions are met and that any problems are identified and resolved in a timely manner
Monitors programs for potential “constructive changes” and pursues equitable contract adjustments as necessary
Writes complex analyses regarding contract terms and conditions, obligations and revisions and coordinates interactions with customers and technical managers to include pre-contract discussions, contract negotiations and contract changes
Supports proposals and fact-findings, prepares negotiation plans and leads contract negotiations
Ensures contract closeout is conducted timely and in a manner that results in customer satisfaction
Advises management and keeps management informed of contract issues which may negatively impact business growth, profitability, contract performance or the Company’s eligibility to receive future business
Administers ITAR and export compliance
Consults with Legal Counsel, as needed, on all activities pertaining to all contract requirements, Memorandums of Understandings, Joint Venture agreements, teaming agreements, technology licensing and leases, etc.
Building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers, including US Government contracts specialists and Prime Contractors
Provides guidance and supervision to the team of contracts professionals
Administers all Human Resources programs and policies (including selection, promotion, transfers, salary administration and termination) without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap)
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
Minimum 8 years of contract management experience with a minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing environment
Experience with Intellectual Property laws and regulations; ITAR and EAR (Dodd-Frank bill, whistleblower incentives and protections); NSA; DoD departments and agencies; FFP; Cost Reimbursement; T&M types of contracts; IDIQ Task Order and Deliver Order contracts as well as Non-disclosure agreements and Teaming Agreements; Subcontract Management; and contract manufacturing
Knowledge of contract cost analysis techniques sufficient to gather and evaluate price and cost data for a variety of pre-award and post-award contract actions
Knowledge of contract termination procedures sufficient to review and analyze settlement proposals, audit reports, technical evaluations, and subcontractor claims
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DoD DFARS supplement, and awareness of trends in the Government acquisition environment
Strong analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
Possess or ability to obtain a U.S. Government granted security clearance
Six Sigma certification preferred
Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) certification or Government equivalent certification preferred
Sypris Electronics, LLC provides goods and services to the U.S. Government and other prime contractors and is obligated by its contracts with those entities, as well as by various federal laws and regulations regarding security and export control, to restrict access to certain goods, services, and/or any related information. Accordingly, Sypris Electronics has a policy of only hiring U.S. citizens. Upon employment all employees have to provide evidence verifying U.S. citizenship.
Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Pre-employment drug screening required.
Sypris Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Sypris Electronics does not, and will not, discriminate against a person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, in any aspect of employment opportunity.
Sypris Electronics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package upon date of hire including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) with company matching. We also offer a 9/80 work schedule.