Amentum Sr. Contracts Director in Helena, Montana
The Senior Director of Contracts will report to the Vice President of Contracts and lead the Contracts team supporting the Critical Missions operating group at Amentum. The Senior Director will provide strategic direction and functional expertise to ensure effective contract management across the organization and maximize value for the company. The Senior Director will be responsible for overseeing full-cycle contract administration, including the management of complex contracts performed in various CONUS and OCONUS locations, RFP/RFQ analysis, risk identification and mitigation, proposal preparation review/support, negotiations and issue resolution, post-award contract set-up and administration, close collaboration with Operations and other functional leads, and support for contract closeouts, all in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable regulations and contractual obligations.
Responsible for overseeing the full contracts management life cycle of a $5B portfolio of contracts with the federal government, prime contractors, or other customers. Oversees contracts administration team and provides guidance relating to maintaining proper contracts documentation and records, supporting proposal review and preparation, negotiating contract awards and modifications, and interfacing with the government and commercial customers. Provides training to technical, program and other functional staff on contract terms, FAR compliance, and contractual requirements. Supervises the staff to provide adequate training and guidance, coordinate workloads, priorities, and schedules to ensure timely and effective completion of work. Monitors and evaluates staff performance. Reviews solicitation requirements and works with proposal teams to identify and mitigate any anticipated risks and to ensure compliance with terms and conditions. Actively participates in bid strategy discussions and pursuit reviews. Interprets contract terms and conditions to advise internal stakeholders on contractual matters and potential risks. Ensures timely processing and submission of contracts reports and deliverables. Serves as a primary interface between Amentum and the Government Contracting Officers and other Customers for complex contractual, operational, or financial management issues and helps to develop and implement timely and actionable solutions. Supports ongoing integration efforts to include reviewing policies and procedures, training staff, fostering collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and identifying areas for improvement and efficiency. Ensures standard contracts practices are utilized across the organization with a focus on continuous process improvement. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent training/experience
15+ years of government contract administration experience (additional education may be substituted for experience). Commercial contracting experience also preferred.
10+ years management/supervisory experience preferred.
In-depth knowledge of federal regulations and government contracting compliance requirements
Strong understanding of all government contract types to include Cost Plus, Cost Plus LOE, Time and Material (T&M), Firm Fixed Price (FFP), and Firm Fixed Price Level of Effort (FFP LOE).
Experience analyzing, formulating, and negotiating all types of contract documents to include Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Teaming Agreements (TAs), Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Mitigation Plans, Change Proposals. Works closely with Legal to prepare and effectively resolve Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs), Claims and other complex matters.
Excellent interpersonal, communications and negotiations skills including ability to interact with all levels of staff from administrators to the executive team.
Strong analytical, communication, teambuilding, leadership, and presentation skills
Highly organized with attention to detail and time management
Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance
Position may require travel - must be able to provide support to programs located in various geographic regions to include both CONUS/OCONUS
Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:
Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must possess planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work under deadlines.
Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.
Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.
Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
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