Job: Contracts Manager

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Wallingford, CT

Job Description

The Contracts Manager is an experienced professional who provides contracts negotiation, administration, and management support for a variety of complex development and production programs. The candidate will be responsible for leading contract negotiations and day-to-day contract administration activities for the complete contract lifecycle. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for providing lead Contracts support for future proposal opportunities. The candidate must be a strategic thinker, capable of effectively coordinating with Ultra program, technical, and business management teams. The successful candidate will be expected to evaluate contract performance to determine the necessity for modifications and ensure compliance to all contractual obligations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Contract administration and management of varying contract types (mainly, FFP & CPFF) for the business unit’s commercial, foreign and U.S. government customers

· Review, revise and negotiate terms and conditions for proposals and orders prior to submission and acceptance

· Draft contract documentation and various agreement types (NDAs, MOUs, Collaboration, Teaming Agreements, etc.)

· Advise Program Managers on all contractual aspects and provide assistance to ensure cost effective and timely delivery of program deliverables

· Ensure contractual compliance in accordance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements, FAR/DFARS regulations and customer specifications

· Support sales/marketing, technical and program teams on proposal activities as required

· Mentor/coach junior team members on contract administration procedures and negotiation techniques

· Compliance with import/export regulations (EAR/ITAR) including applying for licenses and drafting international shipping documentation

· Support business unit audit activities

· Liaise with customers at all levels in relation to existing and new business, e.g. terms & conditions, contracts, proposals, invoicing.

· Engage Corporate Legal Counsel on contractual issues and terms & conditions negotiations to mitigate company risk

· Sales order processing and maintenance in ERP system

· Demonstrate and adhere to Ultra’s ASPIRE values (Agile, Sharing, Performing, Innovation, Rewarding, Empowerment)

· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills:

· Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or similar field from an accredited institution with 8+ years of experience in lifecycle contracts administration and management; 5+ years directly related to defense (DoD) contracting

· Trade Compliance experience (e.g. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR))

· Ability to negotiate complex contractual terms and conditions

· This position requires either a US Person or a non-US Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Desired Skills:

· Knowledge of Deltek Costpoint

· Knowledge of Letter of Credit financial requirements, especially for foreign contract arrangements

· Ability to obtain a US Government Secret security clearance, if required

· Mentoring and coaching of junior team members

· Knowledge of FAR and DFARS requirements

· Good organizational and communication (both verbal and written) skills

· Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask

· Ability to work independently and resolve problems expeditiously

· Knowledge of MS Office products; Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

· Travel (<10%) to alternative locations in the US to undertake occasional off-site activities as required

· Working after business hours or on weekends if necessary

Physical Requirements:

· Sitting for significant portion of a day

· Ability to flex work schedule

· Ability to lift up to 20lbs

  • Contract Specialties Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information,  or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID: 17861


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