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American Water Manager of Contracts and Subcontracts, Military Services Group (MSG) in Camden, New Jersey

Military Services Group (MSG) works with the United States Military to treat and supply water and to collect and treat wastewater for military installations all over the country as part of the federal government’s Utility Privatization Program.

  • Primary Role*

/ The Manager of Contracts and Subcontracts has primary responsibility for development of sub-contracts associated with Military Services Group (MSG) Prime Contracts, for ensuring the MSG Procurement Policy and the related Contract Administration Process are followed efficiently and consistently throughout the MSG, and for coordinating with all affected MSG departments, the implementation/revisions/enhancements to the automated contracts management system (Contraxx)./

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Proactively develop and manage processes and practices that support the MSG Procurement Policy, including the activities associated with developing subcontract agreements. This includes implementation, revisions, and enhancements to MSG’s electronic contracts management system (Contraxx)

  • Manage the approval of subcontract agreements and associated Task Orders, Statements of Work or other relevant documents, coordinating as appropriate with AWE Legal Counsel and Technical Services and Finance Departments of MSG

  • Ensure Company properly enters into all subcontracts in accordance with the Delegation of Authority, the Code of Ethics and other applicable policies and practices

  • Assist business unit in managing Contract Administration Process

  • Responsible for monitoring compliance with, and consistent application of Contract Administration Practices

  • Manage MSG’s vendor database within ContraXX, including issuance of the vendor data packet, uploading of vendor data, and tracking key renewable items such as insurance, DFARS requirements, and other company requirements

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • Good understanding of the technical aspects of competitive bidding

  • Proven track record in a competitive environment

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Good communication skills both written & oral

  • Must have ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and possess excellent functional / technical skills

  • Proficient in MS Office especially Excel, Word, Access.

  • Good research & interpretive skills.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Knowledge of general corporate governance

  • Knowledge of preparation of standard procurement documents including subcontracts

  • Knowledge of tracking/project management software

  • Experience/Education*

  • Minimum of 7 yrs. of experience with emphasis on analytics and reporting

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully developing business process changes and configuring business applications

  • Experience with common industry business requirements tools, with water and/or wastewater utility experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in a business discipline (or related field)

  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis

  • Competencies*

  • Prioritizes & Role Models Safety

  • Self-Awareness

  • Develops Talent

  • Plans, Aligns, & Directs

  • Drives Engagement

  • Decision Quality

  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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