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Contracts Manager Senior (28190)

Branch Manager




Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Contracts Manager Senior is responsible for the formulation and enforcement of contracts policies, procedures, methods, operating practices and performance standards for assigned programs consistent with corporate policies and procedures. Develops and negotiates complex contract agreements and coordinates development of same with other Center of Excellence (COE) and Legal department.

Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Development and coordination of various types of complex agreements and other contract/legal documents with accounting, legal, program management and other organizations as required by the GEM.
  • Manage complex proposals to address request for proposal (RFP) requirements and approved cost strategies in accordance with cost estimating system requirements, company policies, and government regulations.
  • Effectively implements and manages contract responsibilities with internal and external customers to achieve operational and financial objectives.
  • Reviews and executes contracts, contract modifications, and proposals for completeness, compliance and accuracy.
  • Coordinate export licensing matters with Trade Compliance.
  • Monitors operational and financial objectives, funding, and payments for assigned group. Notifies COE upper management and Program Management of potential non-compliance and other problems that could have an adverse impact to the company.
  • Advises and guides management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretations of terms and conditions.
  • Ensures contract information in contract’s database is current, accurate, and complete.
  • Advise business segment regarding contract disputes, claim resolutions and outside audits. May be assigned to take the lead in some cases.
  • Reviews and resolves issues affecting assigned business segment on company compliance and ensures satisfaction of requirements, company and customer objectives.
  • Negotiates proposals, contract modifications, and agreements as required within the limits of authority as specified in the GEM.
  • Manages and integrates daily work activities of assigned employees to ensure effective efficiencies in compliance with corporate, contract and legal requirements.
  • Develops, trains and mentors lower level employees in Contract Administration process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and related federal and state legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Service Contract Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Act.
  • Familiar with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) if required for contract.
  • Familiar with General Accounting Practices (GAP).
  • Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in an associated discipline. Two (2) years Contracts Management or related field experience can be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college.
  • Prefer at least five (5) years supervisory/management experience.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in contract administration.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • CONUS:
    • Generally, works in normal office environment, yet may be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.
    • Some positions will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions.


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications