Physical Optics Corporation (POC), is a fast-growing Southern California high tech company specializing in advanced military defense, homeland security, and energy solutions. We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Contracts Manager for our Administrative Department.
Responsibilities include developing contract volumes for sole source and competitive proposals, negotiating contract terms and conditions, and managing development and production contracts throughout their periods of performance. This position will handle contracts considered strategic and instrumental to company growth. Must be knowledgeable of the FAR, DFARS and comfortable researching issues and reviewing case law when needed to assess contract risk. Will review and negotiate a variety of agreements (e.g. proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, licensing agreements, etc.) and develop related documentation.
Personally negotiate terms and conditions, and pricing for important or complex contracts.
Lead the review and analysis of RFP's, develop terms and compliant cost proposals.
Provide advice and legal interpretation of contract terms and conditions and identify risk and potential liabilities.
Investigate and resolve contract compliance problems and questions.
Support and advise management on contractual rights and obligations.
Coordinate activities with the team of contract managers and administrators to manage contracts and agreements from proposal preparation, negotiation, and administration through close out.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with contracting officers of the US government, prime contractors, 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.
Maintains contractual historical data; enters contract data into POC databases as needed.
Sets-up contracts and issues charge numbers in company enterprise system as needed.
Ensures company policies and procedures are followed.
Assists with financial reporting as needed.
Education, Experience, Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) plus 5 to 7 years’ experience in Government contracting. Some experience managing other contracts professionals is preferred. 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. Expert 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 and provide direction to other departments as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must. Ability to draft clauses and correspondence.
Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Physical Optics Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.
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