This position is responsible for contract management of standard and non-standard agreements. This includes preparation of RFPs/RFAs/RFQs leading to proposals for evaluation and negotiation, purchase order and contract compliance with internal policies and procedures and applicable government regulations, and project management. This position also provides proposal preparation support in responding to RFPs/RFAs/RFQs, as well as contract management support of NMDP prime awards (government and non-government). This position will also lead special projects that may be assigned from time to time.
Knowledge of: • Knowledge of and compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and/or OMB circulors, as well as government laws and regulations regarding bidding and formation of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements; principles of business, contract, and intellectual property/licensing law; accounting and finance; and negotiation techniques.
Ability to: • Excellent oral and written communication; decision-making, analysis, principled negotiation, project management and customer service skills. • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to partner and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization. • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. • Requires minimal supervision. • Out-of-state travel 10% of the time or less.
Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Contracts Administration, Finance, Accounting, Non-profit Management, Business Law, or related field. • Professional certification in a related field preferred. In addition to the minimum experience stated below, additional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. • Five plus years’ experience in contract administration, purchasing or vendor management, with at least three years’ experience preferred in contracting with Federal Government contracts or subcontracts management, grants management or other institutions including pharmaceutical, healthcare, or other related industry. Contractual experience should include significant responsibility for negotiation, administration, management, procurement, cost reimbursement contracting, quality control and reporting processes.
Minneapolis, MN - Coordinating Center
500 N 5th Street, Minneapolis 55401
Contracts and Purchasing
Internal Number: 180000GP
About Be The Match/NMDP
The National Marrow Donor Program® is a leader in the field of cellular transplantation. We partner with a global network of hospitals, blood centers, cord blood banks, and laboratories to facilitate bone marrow transplants for patients with life-threatening illnesses such as leukemia and lymphoma. The NMDP also operates the Be The Match™ Registry, conducts vital research to improve survival and quality of life, and provides education and support services to health care professionals and patients. Our staff helps deliver this cutting-edge science, service and support to patients and their families.