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Manager, Government and Commercial Contracts

Posted May 23
Columbia, Maryland

Kindeva is passionate about helping you realize the full potential of your career. We have the vision to see what’s possible, the expertise to make it happen and the agility to overcome any challenge along the way. Kindeva is a Global Leader in pharmaceutical development and commercialization of our Inhalation, Injectable and Transdermal devices, and the products we make save lives every day.

Role Responsibilities

  • Build and manage strategic relationships with key U.S. and international partners including:

    • U.S. DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)
    • Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
    • US Department of Human Health and Services’s (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR); Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • International Ministries of Defense and Health (e.g. Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Department of National Defence, and similar national and multi-national agencies worldwide)
    • Lead proposal preparation and negotiation efforts for development and supply agreements (U.S. and international) and manage day-to-day contractual relationships including:
    • Negotiate and manage the lifecycle of government and commercial contracts including confidentiality, teaming, distribution, contract design/manufacturing, licensing, and supply agreements
  • Assess contract risks, propose mitigation strategies, appropriate escalate issues

  • Monitor and maintain compliance with contract obligations and procurement regulations (FAR, DFARS, etc).

  • Anticipate and manage contract changes

  • Resolve disputes and contractual issues effectively and efficiently

  • Contract closeout

  • Coordinate and work with senior MMT leaders across multiple functions including Operations, Biomedical Technology, Regulatory, Global Trade Control, Quality, Marketing, and Legal.

  • General knowledge of Government Contract Accounting is preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of relevant experience or Master’s degree with 5+ years of relevant contracts experience. Prior experience within the pharmaceutical marketplace preferred.
  • Expertise in U.S. federal procurement regulations (FAR / DFARS) and across various contract types (CPFF/AF/IF, FFP, IDIQ, VA FSS) required. Experience with state and local government procurements preferred.
  • Prior experience managing the full lifecycle of Government (required) and commercial (preferred) contracts. (e.g. Proposal development, negotiation, execution, change management, closeout)
  • Experience working with USG agencies including HHS, BARDA, CDC, JPEO-CBRND, and ACC-APG preferred.
  • Strong project management, coordination skills across large groups of cross-functional teams. Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM)™, or equivalent a plus
  • Strong customer-focused mentality
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to advise leadership on contractual issues.
  • Strong business acumen including demonstrated analytical thinking skills and effective decision making
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize effectively to deliver activities in alignment with all revenue, cost, time and quality requirements
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