Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (ff&e); and constructionAs a subsidiary of nana, an alaska native corporation owned by more than 14,000 iñupiat shareholders, akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for nana consistent with our iñupiat valuesIn 2020, washington technology ranked akima #39 amongst the top 100 government contractorsTo learn more about building your career with the akima portfolio of companies, visit www.akima.com.
This position will support the day-to-day operations of multiple operating companies with our entrepreneurial and fast-moving technology solutions and products group business unit (tspg)The person in this role has strategic impact across the enterprise or business groupIndividual is responsible for managing contractual formation, negotiation, and ongoing management medium risk, high value and and high visibility agreementsSuccessful candidate requires high degree of independent and creative judgment applied to high-level goals and objectives of the business unit and an understanding of far/dfars, gsa federal schedules, federal idiq, gwac contracts and supplemental acquisition regulations of various federal government agenciesThe contracts manager shall be the direct point of contact supporting multiple assigned operating companies and responsible for the oversight of all contracts related functions in support of those companies.
The contracts manager must have the ability to set and manage expectations while balancing a workload which may have conflicting prioritiesExperience working for a small business and/or an 8(a), anc is a plus.
Leads contract strategy and provides input to implementation of strategic contract opportunities with high impact to the corporation and operating company, while working closely with the internal team (the opco general manager, project manager, business developer, operations, project controller, finance department, and senior contracts management etc.).
In conjunction with operations personnel, identifies risks and develops mitigation strategiesLeads contract negotiations and provides contractual domain expertise in implementation, execution, and administration for 8(a) sole-source, directed awards as well as competitive type contracts.
Provides guidance to 8(a) operating companies to ensure compliance with requirements of the 8(a) program.
Reviews terms and conditions of all new awards to ensure appropriateness of terms and clauses.
Provides input to operating company to identify, address, and mitigate risk.
Prepares formal contract correspondence and ensures contractual compliance with terms and conditions, federal and state regulations and restrictions, as well as internal management objectives for existing and new business activities.
Works with different contract types (ffp, t&m, cost plus and hybrids), modifies contracts and exercises options, terminates and closes out contracts.
Has regular interaction with finance department, project controls, senior management and customer contracting officers.
Drafts and negotiates contract terms, for confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, and contracts including price and payment terms, makes recommendations that will be favorable as a prime or subcontractor.
May provide formal training to other more junior contracts staff and/or operating company staff in various contract domain topics.
Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.
Initiates, tracks and administers contract funding, to include active purchase orders.
May manages lower-level contract staff to ensure compliance with the above.
Minimum of 7-10 years-experience with at least 2 years in a leadership role managing the daily activities of others.
Bachelor’s degree in business, management or related field or high school diploma / (ged) with 14 years of experience with at least 2 years in a leadership role.
Experience overseeing all contract types (idiq, ffp, t&m, cost plus and hybrids).
Basic understanding of the small business administration’s 8(a) program and alaska native corporations (anc’s).
Must have demonstrated understanding small business and 8(a) associated regulations such as: limitations on subcontracting, non-manufacturer rule, etc.
Experience with contract pricing, contract modifications.
Experience handling contract terminations and contract close outs.
Demonstrated understanding of far/dfars, gsa federal schedules, federal idiq, gwac contracts and supplemental acquisition regulations of government agencies.
Experience in audits and corrective action plans.
Great interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build lasting positive relationships with clients, cor’s and contracting officers.
Demonstrated excellent writing skills including ability to draft critical contract related responses and notifications.
Ability to work in a fast paced, high-volume environment supporting a significant number of contracts from multiple government agencies concurrently.
Must have the ability to obtain a security clearance.
Experience negotiating, monitoring, and managing contracts in the commercial furniture, fixtures & equipment (ffe) industry is highly desirable.
Experience negotiating, monitoring, and managing contracts in the initial outfitting & transition (io&t) industry for both commercial office spaces and/or military medical facilities is highly desirable.
Significant knowledge and/or experience managing 8(a) sole source contracts is highly desirable.
Experience in negotiating, monitoring, and managing contracts in the construction industry is a plus.
Ncma contract management certification is desirable.
Experience in managing international and/or commercial contracts is desirable.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this positionThis is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills requiredSubject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessaryWe wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Salary range: the salary offered to the successful candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, work experience, and their ability to meet the known requirements of the position as determined at the time of hireJob location will also be a factor in determining the salary offered.
Benefits: the company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.
Paid leave: paid time off (pto) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.
Eeo statement: we are an equal opportunity employerProspective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity or gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other legally protected status.
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Shift: day job primary location: us-va-herndon organization: akima, llc shared services job: contracts, pricing & procurement closing date (period for applying) - external: ongoing travel: no clearance level: not applicable