Location:Huntsville, AL, USAPay Type:Salary
Benefits:Extensive Benefit Options AvailableEmployment Type:Full Time

Overview:

Quantum Research International, Inc. (Quantum) provides our national defense and federal civilian and industry customers with services and products in the following main areas: 1) Cybersecurity and Information Operations; 2) Space Operations and Control; 3) Aviation Systems; 4) Ground, Air and Missile Defense, and Fires Support Systems; 5) Intelligence Programs Support; 6) Experimentation and Test; 7) Program Management; and (8) Audio/Visual Technology Applications. Quantum's Corporate Office is located in Huntsville, AL, but Quantum actively hires for positions nationwide and internationally. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to the U.S. Government and our Nation's Warfighters. In addition to our corporate office, we have physical locations in Aberdeen, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Shalimar, FL; and Tupelo, MS

Mission:

Quantum is currently seeking an experienced candidate to serve as the Contracts Manager for our Corporate Office in Huntsville, AL. Individual will be responsible for the management of Contracts and Subcontracts Administrators, Pricing Specialists, and Invoicing Clerks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ideal candidate will be a hands on part of the contracts team and will negotiate and administer complex contracts, accomplishing results with the help of a team of Contract Administrators.
  • Functions as mentor and advisor on all projects and tasks assigned to the organizational group
  • This position is critical to ensuring the early identification and mitigation of contractual risk, as well as the review and resolution of issues affecting the Company's compliance with contracts, government regulations and internal directives and procedures.
  • Determines priorities, goals, and objectives for the team; plans for successful completion of assigned proposals and contracts; delegates work assignments; provides guidance and direction to team and other functional organizations based on company objectives, directives and procedures;
  • Conducts task-oriented training, specialized subject training and promotes the professional development of direct reports; evaluates employee performance against established goals; and leads special projects as assigned and supports both internal and external audit activities.
  • Oversees and tracks proposal activities, including the development of proposal assumptions, conditions and revisions to contract language; expedites the proposal review and timely submission of proposals; stays informed about fact-finding and discussions; assists with developing negotiation strategy; ensures scope is defined; assures compliance with technical/schedule requirements; drives closing of contract negotiations and contract formation.
  • Manages contract administration activities with adherence to contract requirements, on-time delivery/performance, funding restraints and administrative closeout.
  • Ensures that transactions are sufficiently documented to maintain a complete record of decisions made, actions taken and approvals obtained in accordance with company directives and procedures.
  • Directly responsible for the submission of proposals, leading contract negotiations and administering contracts for complex, high value proposals and contracts
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships with key customers and engages in proactive communications to ensure that customers are apprised of the status of pending proposal submissions, contract deliveries and issues which may impact contract performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related discipline and 10 years of progressively responsible experience as a Contracts Manager in the defense industry-knowledge of commercial contracts a plus. Masters degree or industry certifications a plus
  • Must have excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills with a proven track record of understanding government contracts in the (DoD) defense business industry, its services, customers and providers
  • Above average MS Office skills, Excel proficient and knowledge of contracts industry software- Deltek/ Costpoint a plus
  • Individual must be a team player with a positive hardworking attitude and leadership skills
  • Must be able to obtain/ maintain a U.S. DoD Security Clearance at the appropriate level
  • Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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