Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience
5+ years of professional experience in contracts administration, preferably at a professional services firm
Knowledge of government contracting, including understanding of the U.S. government acquisition process (e.g, Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and General Service Administration contracts)
Experience with U.S. state and local government procurement is a plus
Exceptional organizational skills and accustomed to and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Ability to obtain security clearance, which U.S. Government regulations restrict to US citizens solely
Who You'll Work With
You will join either our Washington, D.C. or San Francisco office and will work with our Public & Social Sector Practice (PSSP) to ensure compliance with applicable government procurement guidelines. The PSSP provides management consulting services to governments at the federal, state and local levels as well as social sector entities. On a daily basis, you will work with members of the PSSP, the legal department, and other administrative functions.
What You'll Do
You will work on a range of public sector proposal and contract-related activities, specifically the pre-proposal phase, proposal delivery and contract execution.
In this role you will work with contracting officers of existing and target clients to prepare for meetings, as well as negotiate non-disclosure agreements and teaming agreements with third parties. You will review requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quote (RFQs), and all other government tenders, including amendments, distribute government tender documents and communicate contractual requirements to the appropriate colleagues. You will support contract and modification negotiations with clients.
Additionally, you'll communicate with the government regarding submissions (e.g., confirmation of receipt, bid/no-bid decisions), complete forms and other compliance-related documents and support colleagues in preparing price volumes and proposals for the government. You will also help maintain complete, accurate, and up-to-date proposal and contract files on a real-time basis.
Furthermore, you'll provide support to other contracts and subcontracts colleagues in resolving contract-related questions, issues, and problems, and in negotiating contracts and modifications. You'll also work closely with and coordinate with firm finance on invoicing and related issues and prepare and file appropriate reports.
McKinsey & Company is an equal opportunity employer.