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Contract Manager

Posted Jun 01
Chantilly, Virginia

Contract Manager | Remote with Restrictions to DC, MD and VA | 100k - 140k/yr


  • This role performs an important oversight function to ensure adherence with internal procedures on bid management and approval, and acts as the conduit between the SBU sales and technical teams and other Group functions including Finance and Legal
  • Level of difficulty will be determined at the discretion of department leadership
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple project deadlines while producing quality results within the framework of the organization’s set standards and policies
  • Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures, government regulations, and industry protocols
  • Act as a higher-level interface with customers (Internal and External)
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and practices relating to contract administration
  • Identify key areas in contract terms supplied by other parties that would represent a significant risk and be able to generate creative solutions for the Company
  • Assist Contracts Administrators on difficult negotiations with clients, suppliers and third parties on acceptable terms and conditions during bid/award and project execution phases
  • Oversee major RFPs/RFQs in accordance with company procedures
  • Oversee hands-on contract documentation control from pre-award negotiations through contract close-out, including order entry and record keeping tasks
  • Oversee contract review for acceptance of proposed/negotiated price, schedule and other terms and conditions
  • Assist Company compliance with ITAR/EAR
  • Oversees advanced and standard non-disclosure agreements for suppliers and customers
  • Lead Intellectual Property and patent administration
  • Lead the interpretation of the conditions and terms of contracts including fiscal and legal implications and is a lead advisor to Sr. department management on all significant procedures and regulations affecting the contract
  • Find alternative solutions to difficult contractual issues as they arise in contract negotiations
  • Understands problems from various points of view to present all sides of the topic or issue
  • Oversees instructions for all contractual deliverable items
  • Oversees contract performance to delivery schedules and other terms and conditions
  • Represents Contracts at higher-level program and company meetings and drives contractual action items to completion
  • Oversees monthly/quarterly contract reports
  • Oversees contract modifications for accuracy and completeness
  • Oversees review of invoices in accordance with contract
  • Oversees Contractual Instruments (e.g., Master Supply Agreements, MOUs) and drafts and negotiates the most difficult ones
  • Will be responsible to manage other Contracts Administrators and/or Government Property employees
  • Directly advises the Sr. department management about department activities
  • Assists with the implementation of instructions and directives from GBS, Maritime SBU, and Head Office that affect the department as necessary
  • Apply for and track progress of export permits necessary for the shipment of products and data
  • Prepare all annual/quarterly export compliance/company registration reports for the Canadian & U.S
  • Empowers others to act
  • Establishes clear decision rights at the right place in the organization
  • Discusses, decides, then supports decisions
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to work across our businesses and with our partners
  • Shares information and engages with others
  • Trusts others to play their part
  • Performing - believes we are responsible in meeting and exceeding our commitments by taking ownership with determination and passion
  • Encourages and value innovation, seeking inspiration from outside


Contract, FAR, DFAR, Contract administration, Contracts administration, Pricing, proposal

Additional Skills & Qualifications

  • Must manage time effectively and have excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Candidate is required to be detailed oriented and a critical thinker with the ability to solve the department’s most difficult contract administration problems
  • Able to meet very tight deadlines and work well under significant pressure
  • Years required to complete more than one (1) advanced degree will be substituted for equivalent years of experience
  • A CFCM certification can be substituted for one (1) year of experience

About Aston Carter

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, Diversity And Inclusion Are a Bridge Towards The Equity And Success Of Our People. DE&I Are Embedded Into Our Culture Through

  • Hiring diverse talent
  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection
  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes
  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email for other accommodation options.