Contracts Manager - Torrance, CA

The Contracts Manager will handle contracts considered strategic and instrumental to company growth and be knowledgeable of the FAR, DFARS and comfortable researching issues to assess contract risk.

Responsibilities:   The Contracts/Subcontracts Manager will develop contract volumes for sole source and competitive proposals, negotiate contract terms and conditions, and manage development and production contracts throughout their periods of performance.  Will review and negotiate a variety of agreements (e.g. proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, licensing agreements, etc.) and develop related documentation. They will also develop RFP’s, negotiating subcontract terms and conditions, and setting-up subcontracts.

  • Negotiate terms and conditions, and price for important or complex contracts.
  • Lead the review and analysis of RFP's, and ensure that compliant cost proposals are submitted.
  • Develop subcontract RFP’s and subcontract agreements.  Negotiate subcontract terms and conditions and enter subcontract data.
  • Provide advice and interpretation of contract and subcontract terms and conditions, and identify risk and potential liabilities.
  • Investigate and resolve contract and subcontract compliance problems and questions.
  • Support and advise management on contractual rights and obligations.
  • Coordinate activities with technical and administrative teams to manage contracts and subcontracts from proposal preparation, negotiation, and administration through close out.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with contracting officers of the US government, subcontractors, DCMA and other related organizations.
  • Ensure that risks are assessed on potential projects, managed on contracts and reported.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports; prepare statistical contract data as required.
  • Maintain contractual historical data; enter contract and subcontract data.
  • Set-up contracts and subcontracts and issues charge numbers in company system.
  • Support audits & assist with financial reporting as needed. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 + years of experience in Government contracting.
  • Knowledge of aerospace commercial and military contracting processes and principles; complex legal and regulatory requirements related to contracts with customers, suppliers, and partners; FAR/DFAR and SBIR contracts. 
  • Ability to work with internal employees and external customers in person or on the phone to resolve a variety of contracting issues. 
  • Ability to work with all levels of management & provide direction to other departments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must. 
  • Ability to draft clauses and correspondence.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Working knowledge of Costpoint and Filemaker Pro a plus. 
  • Experience with DCMA or DCAA audits a plus. 
  • U.S. citizenship required.
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