As part of Wright State University, WSRI is committed to WSU's mission to transform the lives of students and the communities we serve, and to support that mission through strong internal and external partnerships. WSRI strives to be National leaders in transformational applied research by delivering high-impact solutions to National Security and Health challenges through Research, Education and Training.
The WSARC Contracts Manager supports this mission through creating, coordinating, managing, an efficient (measured by processing time), effective, and transparent contracting process. Owning that process from cradle to grave to generate, modify, and archive all WSARC & WSRI contractual legal documents including: contracts, sub-contracts, proposals, purchase orders, contract risk analysis, and contract completion close-outs. Establishes and maintains policy and procedures to minimize contractual and financial risk, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
-Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (or related field) -Experience with 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance) or related -10 years of Contracts Management experience; Extensive federal contract management experience could substitute for the degree. -5 years supervisory experience. -Experience with Government (FAR / DFAR) contracts, including Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Fixed priced level of effort (FPLOE), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Level of Effort (LOE), Incentive and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract types/vehicles is required. -Experience preparing contract change notices, monitoring contractor performance, including the reporting and status of contractor and owner deliverables. -Experience in creating price structures, quotes, and major proposals. -Ability to monitor and evaluate financial activity including preparing budgets and reports. -Demonstrated ability to prioritize work activities in a fast-paced environment and effectively communicate at all levels within the organization. -Demonstrated practical negotiation skills and additional competencies attributed to complex, multi-issue, multi-party transactions. -Demonstrated ability to make sound business judgments, handle multiple contractual activities with a short turn-around time, and work independently as well as part of a team.; professionally interact with other contracts and procurement staff, functional peers, management, and internal/external customers -Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook. -Strong analytical skills, as well as excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills. -Demonstrated expertise in DoD acquisition management and GSA Federal Supply Schedules including the FAR, DFAR and GSAM. -Familiarity with international contracts and knowledge of EAR and ITAR is required -Ability to hold a TS/SCI clearance.
-Master's Degree in Business Administration, or related degree Certificate in Program Management and/or Federal Contracts Management. (A Master's degree in a related field or Contracts Certification may substituted for 2 years of required experience) -NCMA Certified Federal Contracts Manager or equivalent -University experience -Experience with R&D contract execution and management (AFRL, DARPA, ONR)
Essential Functions and percent of time::
40% – Contract Administration Prepares, examines, analyzes, negotiates, and revises contracts, subcontracts, consulting agreements, and purchase orders.
Oversees all administration needs and support (cradle to grave) for all company white papers, proposals, contracts, subcontracts, sub-awards, nondisclosure agreements (NDA)s, Teaming Agreements, and purchase orders.
Maintains electronic database of all contracts, subcontracts, and related contractual documents to including all cost proposals
20% – Contract Execution & Deliverable Management
Monitors and evaluates all contract related financial activity.
Coordinates with program managers to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled
Reviews and approves subcontractor invoices
Drives proactive internal and external communication throughout the contracting process to ensure a complete, executed contract is secured
Tracks and modifies contract schedules ensuring proactive identification of upcoming contract renewals or close-outs.
15% – Risk Analysis
Conducts risk analysis and establishes policies and procedures that minimize contractual and financial risk to company.
Establishes and maintains company policy and procedures to minimize contractual and financial risk following all State and DFAR requirements
Maintains current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices
15% – Proposal Support
Lead for all cost proposals. Supports strategic planning, business development, contractor teaming, proposal development, pricing, contract administration and program management.
Reviews solicitation requests to ensure compliance with terms and conditions. Provides advice and interpretation of contract requirements and contractual strategy.
Tracks all opportunities and prepares formal contractual documents to execute programs and projects.
Oversees and directs the preparation of price structures and cost proposals including pricing and scheduling details, coordination of requirements, and cost proposal risk assessment. Develops and maintains templates and standard proposal content
Grant funded position with continuation dependent on funding.
Special Contract terms and condition of employment apply.
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