Manager Of Contract Administration

IEM Morrisville , NC 27560

Posted 7 months ago

Manager of Contract Administration

Location: Morrisville, NC; Baton Rouge, LA; Arlington, VA

Reports To: Director of Operations


  • Supervise the activity of contract professionals in review and preparation of contract documents in accordance with corporate policy and applicable law.

  • Develop specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplish business goals and objectives.

  • Analyze complex solicitations for potential risks and strategies and prepare specialized and/or non-routine responses for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.

  • Train and develop subordinate contract professionals to assume more complex contract activity.

  • Analyze significant and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms, and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies, and communicate results.

  • Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiation teams on complex contractual issues in accordance with industry best practices and corporate risk policies, within the limits of authority delegated by senior management.

  • Ensure compliance with Federal, state, and local law by reviewing existing and new regulations; anticipating regulations; enforcing adherence to regulations; and advising management on requirements.

  • Provide guidance to internal teams and contract professionals on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity.

  • Lead the identification, development, and implementation of new contracting processes, in conjunction with the Director of Operations.

  • Develop language for nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, contracts, and subcontracts.

  • Review invoices for compliance with contract terms and conditions.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation is acquired and entered into corporate databases in a timely manner; conduct analyses and compile reports as required.

  • Assist and manage contract audits.

  • Build and maintain relationships with procurement officials.

  • Achieve operational efficiencies and measurable improvements in contracting activities.


  • Bachelors degree in business or related field required; Masters or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred. National Contract Management Association certification strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in contract administration and negotiation required with a minimum of five (5) years in a management role.

  • Extensive experience with the administration of a variety of contract types required. Experience with international contracting, joint venture formation, or other highly complex contractual arrangements strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules and applying/interpreting the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) required.

  • Experience with Deltek systems (e.g., Costpoint) strongly preferred.

  • Ability to travel for business required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain U.S. Government security clearance required.

Required Skills:

  • Meticulous attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing contracts and contract administration.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  • Excellent internal and external negotiating skills.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to collaborate and function in fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent long- and short-term tasks and prioritize tasks based on competing demands.

  • Knowledge of contracting industry principles and best practices.

  • Ability to supervise and train contract professionals and to identify and develop contract skills in assigned function.

  • Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments.

  • Good presentation, leadership, and management skills.

  • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.

  • Emerging ability to excel in upper level management environment.

Expected Salary Range:

$110,000$125,000 (commensurate with experience)

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