The Senior Contract Manager provides leadership and guidance to support the contract administration function and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, contract terms, and best practices in contract administration. The Senior Contract Manager is required to have extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of contract negotiations, US Government regulations and demonstrated skill in applying this knowledge in carrying out assignments.
The Senior Contract Manager exercises independent judgement using a range of policies, procedures and best practices to develop implementation plans, evaluate compliance, develop new policies and procedures, and to maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers.
Coordinates the prime agreement lifecycle, including leading the review, negotiation, modification and execution processes for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with US Government, for-profit, foreign government, non-profit, and other agencies and partners.
Participates in proposal activities, including reviewing complex solicitations, preparing proposal documents, negotiating teaming agreements and providing guidance on contractual requirements to internal teams.
Identifies opportunities to improve the contract administration process, and develops standard operating procedures and training to internal stakeholders.
Provides leadership to contract administration staff.
Provides guidance to internal teams on all phases of the agreement lifecycle. Maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and finalize pre-agreement documentation.
Preparation and review of agreement documentation, including RFAs, RFPs and SOWs.
Executes prime agreements based on an organizational warrant and signature authority policies.
Supports prime agreement closeout and advises team on contract closeout requirements.
Maintains a centralized file and system for agreement-related documentation and a reporting calendar.
Supports Finance and Accounts Payable on generation of reports and invoices and other applicable compliance processes.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field of study, advanced degree preferred
10 years of relevant experience in contract administration.
10 years implementing projects subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations
Demonstrated experience leading a team, function or equivalent.
Field-specific training, certifications and active participation in National Contract Management Association, preferred
Demonstrated experience in the management of a wide array of contract types, to include fixed price, cost type, incentive fee, IDIQ, etc.
Familiarity with assistance instruments (grants, cooperative agreements) and related regulations preferred.
Significant prior experience with customer interfacing and strong communication skills at all levels of the organization, including experience working with international partners
Ability to prepare detailed financial reports and statistical analysis
Strong critical thinking and analysis, planning and problem-solving skills
Seasoned negotiator with demonstrated successes
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to adapt quickly to new and complex challenges
Must be a self-starter, handle multiple priorities and work in a dynamic environment
High level of organization and attention to detail
U.S. work authorization
CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.
CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references.
About CRDF Global
Founded in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. Based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in the Eurasia and MENA regions, CRDF Global works with more than 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and Asia. We specialize in bringing isolated scientific communities into the scientific mainstream through a variety of science engagement and capacity-building programs. CRDF Global encourages science cooperation between countries where official relations are strained.
CRDF Global believes that the world’s scientists and innovators must work together to help solve today’s global challenges in such areas as global health; nuclear, biological and chemical security, and water, food, energy nexus. Through collaboration, scientists and innovators also enhance international understanding that can help to improve relations between countries. Our distinction lies in our ability to offer programs that empower grantees at every stage of science and tech innovation combined with our deep understanding of international grant and financial management processes.