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Contract Specialist

Company: SubCom
Location: Newport News
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity with plenty of growth potential? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you interested in working with the world's most innovative companies to create a more connected world? Connecting Continents. Impacting Communities. The backbone of the Internet is a series of high-tech subsea fiber optic cables deployed throughout the globe - SubCom has deployed over 50% of them. Our employees ensure data communications networks are engineered, manufactured, deployed, and maintained to the highest standards, enabling faster and more reliable connectivity to communities worldwide. Every member of the SubCom team plays a role in an end-to-end process that is critical to enterprises, governments, big cities, and rural towns. We encourage, expect, and value creativity, thoughtful risk taking, openness to change, and diverse perspectives. Whether you're a seasoned applicant seeking a new and exciting challenge, or you're new to the workforce and looking for a flexible, rewarding, and fast-paced position with an innovative and stable organization (since 1953), SubCom has opportunities to advance your career. Position Overview The Contract Specialist position will report directly to the Bids and Proposals Contract Manager. The Contract Specialist 1 is involved in every phase of contract development. The Contract Specialist 1 will collaborate with the Bids and Proposals Contract Manager to evaluate bids, prepare contracts, gather market research, and negotiate terms. Ideal Contract Specialist 1 should enjoy drafting and editing contracts, demonstrating excellent attention to detail abilities. In addition to being an excellent communicator, you should also possess in-depth knowledge of procurement regulations and contract agreements. The Contract Specialist 1 should be proficient working in Microsoft Excel and will be responsible for database management and support financial analysis/reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The Contract Specialist 1 will provide direct administrative support to the Bids and Proposals Contract Manager. Responsibilities + Support preparing contract work products such as proposals, contracts, terms and conditions, and modification documents. + Reviews and evaluates customer requests for proposal and revision to contracts. + Support developing negotiation strategies. + Support preparing briefings to management and customers. + Track incoming changes from customer and maintain a change ledger. + Supports continuous improvement initiatives to enhance department and organizational performance and effectiveness. + Provides direction to purchasing team. + Monitors budgets. + Conducts market research and pricing information required as part of the proposal development process. + Performs routine self-audits of departmental processes. + Provides administrative support to the Bids and Proposals Contract Manager. + Provide and monitor Estimate at Complete (EAC) data to external customers. Qualifications + Possession of at least a U.S. Government SECRET security clearance or ability to secure one.+ Prior experience supporting classified programs. + Eligibility to support certain classified programs. + 1-3 years of experience with all phases of contracts management. + Knowledge of and comfort working with a wide range of contract types, including CPFF, CPIF, FPI, FFP, T&M, and IDIQ. + Basic experience with U.S. Government procurement regulations (i.e., FAR and DFARS). + Ability to communicate and establish strong relationships with internal and external customers. + Broad experience in all aspects of the contract life cycle including proposals, administration throughout performance, and contract close-out. + Ability to influence positive business outcomes with fact, reason, and the ability to convey the company's positions through exceptional oral and written communication skills. + Ability to understand core financial and business concepts. + Appropriate degree from an accredited college, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (Preferably a Business Administration Degree with a focus in either Accounting or Finance). + Willingness to travel as needed. + U.S. citizenship. + Professional certifications, such as Certified Federal Contracts Manager (Preferred). NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.? Candidates for positions with SubCom must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Please be sure to attach a resume to your application. We are not able to consider applications without a resume. BENEFITS SubCom offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, FSA, HSA, generous vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and a 401(k) plan with generous company match. Additionally, some positions may be eligible for shift differential. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYER OPPORTUNITY SubCom is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law or regulation. SUBCOM'S CORE VALUES Quality?? -?? Accountability?? -?? Teamwork?? -?? Innovation

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