Senior Contracts Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:21-048
    • Job Location: Chantilly, VA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 07/15/2021
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 03024-03025 Government Contracts Management
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Job Description

Kratos Space is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness, and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us.

We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.

The qualified candidate will:
• Serve as the customer point of contact for all contractual matters during all phases of contract formation and administration to include legal requirements, contract terms, intellectual property and data rights, customer specifications, and government regulations.
• Responsible for management and administration of contracts and ensures compliance with corporate policies and FAR and DFAR and other applicable laws and regulations, as well as overseeing the administration of all customer, subcontractors, vendors, and strategic partner contracts.
• Evaluates contracts for conformance with company policies, practices, and standards to meet business objectives and to ensure compliance with customer specifications and government regulations.
• Review and negotiate terms and conditions proposals, contracts, modifications, and other types of agreements (non-disclosure and teaming agreements, memorandums of understanding, etc.).
• Provide active, creative, and business oriented solutions as part of reviewing solicitations, statement of works, schedules, and deliverables.
• Assist in the evaluation of organizational conflict of interest (OCI) issues and prepare mitigation strategies as necessary.
• Make decisions on wide ranging contract actions that are not well defined or lack precedence.
• Provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff, including training new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures.
• Manage diverse employees to achieve individual, team, and organizational success and ensure employee accountability through routine observation, performance measurement, and performance feedback.
• Perform basic administration of contracts/subcontracts such as execute contract processing, assist with project set-up, review invoices, monitor cost and schedule, and closeout.
• Manage centralized file storage and documentation system for all contract-related materials.
• Establish and maintain excellent customer relations both internally and externally.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Administration, or related field. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
• 10 or more years of direct contract management and administration experience with federal, commercial, and international contracts. This experience should include the review of solicitations, terms and conditions and special provisions, as well as preparing proposals in response to government RFP requirements and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of legal implications and requirements of contract clauses including contract administration functions required to ensure compliance with contract documents and monitor subcontractor performance, negotiate necessary changes, and resolve issues.
• Experience with managing and administrating various contract types (CR, T&M, FFP, IDIQ, etc.) to include working with intellectual property and data rights.
• Strong working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and other government procurement regulations.
• Proficient computer skills (MS Word & Excel).
• Strong writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills.
• Ability to work with moderate supervision, have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
• CPCM, CFCM, or DAWIA Level II-III certification desired.
• Current Top Secret/SSBI security clearance.
• Additional duties as assigned.

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies, or recruiters. Kratos is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range $146k-$165k per year

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 401k Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Education Assistance Program