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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Senior Contracts Manager
SAT : Administration
San Jose, CA
Job Title: Senior Contracts Manager   
Department: Contracts
Location: San Jose, CA
Security Clearance Required: No

“Remote work will be considered”

Job Summary
We are actively seeking an experienced Senior Contracts Manager to join our team. Our ideal candidate has a strong background in contracts management with proven experience. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to our team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job

Under general supervision:

Provides domain expertise in contract management

• Administers contracts and monitors contract performance

• Acts as focal point for all contractual communications and commitments

• Assures compliance with applicable federal regulations and internal policies and procedures

• Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses

• Negotiates proposals within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results

• Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance

• Works as a key member of program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed

• Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements

• Manages contract change process and works with Program Management, Engineering, Finance and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk

• Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts

• Monitors program performance for scope changes and takes appropriate action

• Builds customer relationships and knows customer needs and issues

• Provides leadership, subject matter expertise and innovative recommendations to new or unusual contracting or programmatic issues

• Supports overall function of contract operations and enterprise objectives
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Has broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways

• Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles

• Exercises significant independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

• Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups

• Demonstrates creative, innovative approaches and solutions to contractual issues and problems utilizing significant decision-making skills

• Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments

• May provide work direction to other employees as team/project leader or mentor

• Contributes to shaping major market opportunities

• Significant background and knowledge of commercial and international contracting

• Possesses significant experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions

• Demonstrates significant verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels

• Exhibits significant evidence of successful project leadership capabilities with analytical/critical thinking skills

• Demonstrates significant attention to detail and research skills

• Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals

• Demonstrates a significant ability to initiate and successfully implement new ideas that increase organizational efficiency and support business objectives

• Is self-motivated and able to exercise prudent business judgment in matters of business importance.

• Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business

• Possesses significant computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs

Minimally Required Skills

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

• Analytical, communication and presentation skills

Minimum job requirements (including degrees, licenses and/or certifications):

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred job requirements:

• 10+ years of hands on CM experience

• Systems integration business experience

• Commercial domestic and international contracting in telecommunications industry

• Some practical law background would be good - actively practiced contract law

• Some DOD (FAR/DFARS) helpful but not required

CPI, San Jose is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including lactation), age, national origin, including possessing a driver’s license issued under California Vehicle Code §12801.9, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, transition status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrolment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified veteran, status as an unpaid volunteer, or any other classification protected by law.