Contracts Manager


Job Description:

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join our team and provide oversight of one of our largest and most complex contracts in the Intelligence Group. This individual will be an integral member of the team supporting a dynamic agile system and software development program. The ideal candidate will have experience managing complex cost reimbursement and award fee contracts. Superb written and oral communication skills are a must, as the ability to foster strong internal and external customer relationships will be essential to the candidate's success.

***The primary location for this position will be in Reston, VA, with the potential for 25%-50% work from home with the understanding that this role will require someone to come into the office when needed. Also, some local travel to customer site will be required.***

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall contract compliance of assigned tasks in accordance with contract requirements, company policy and procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Work closely with the functional Team with the objective of becoming a trusted adviser by achieving day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables.
  • Work to influence team members regarding solution design, process and/or approaches.
  • Multi-task and prioritize work activities in a fast-paced environment and effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • Managing Leidos' contractual risk through negotiation and action.
  • Building a cooperative and professional relationship with our customers' contracting officers and Leidos program teams.
  • Maintain or ensure that program teams maintain adequate documentation to support compliance with contractual requirements, company policy and procedure, and applicable laws.

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor's degree with 8 + years of relevant experience or a master's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience. General experience in Contract Administration may be considered in lieu of degree. Experience with Government (FAR / DFAR) contracting: Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Level of Effort (LOE), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and General Service Administration (GSA) type contracts. Must have the ability to make sound business judgments, handle multiple contractual activities with a short turn-around time, and work independently as well as part of a Team. The Candidate must be proficient with Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook. The Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to include well developed analytical, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to identify and mitigate contract risks as well as coordinate appropriate reviews in accordance with Leidos policy and procedures
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with CI polygraph required
  • Strong knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations and Supplement.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of GSA, GWACs, and other multi-award and IDIQ vehicles
  • Strong knowledge of IC Acquisitions and Regulations
  • Completion of formal contracting coursework or certification.
  • Success in supporting large capture teams for complicated multi-year programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating complex contractual issues on active contracts.
  • Experience with software and system development programs, including agile development.

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