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Contract Manager

Convergint
Posted Jun 04
Full Time
Columbia, Maryland

The Contracts Manager role plays a critical role in managing all aspects of contracts and agreements, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, and mitigating risks with contractors and sub-contractors assigned to them by the director. The successful manager must effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, lead negotiations, and contribute to the overall success of the organization, ensuring legal compliance.

Value and Beliefs of this Role: The person in this role must provide world-class service to customers, colleagues, and communities. It requires a person of integrity, self-accountability, commitment to communicate openly and consistently, delivering results and having fun with laughter daily. This job requires a person who remains professional, organized, proactive, big picture oriented, and works with the Director of Contracts to best manage and deliver on every aspect of contract deliverables.

Key Responsibilities: Contract Management:

  • Manage and continually oversee the entire lifecycle of contracts, from initiation to closeout, ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of contracts, including but not limited to vendor agreements, subcontracts, and client contracts.

Risk Mitigation:

  • Identify and assess potential risks associated with contracts and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel to address legal issues and ensure contract terms are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Negotiation and Communication:

  • Work with Director and actively lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and subcontractors to achieve favorable terms and conditions.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including sales, project management, and finance teams, to facilitate effective communication and understanding of contractual obligations.

Contract Compliance:

  • Monitor and enforce compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Develop and implement contract management best practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and organized contract records, including approvals, correspondence, and changes.
  • Generate regular reports on contract status, highlighting key milestones and potential issues.

Other Duties: Other duties assigned within reason of current role previously specified.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Law, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CPCM, CFCM) is a plus.
  • At least 5 years with proven experience as a Contracts Manager in a technology or government contracting environment.
  • Strong understanding of legal and regulatory requirements related to contracts.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills and work collaboratively with others.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously.
  • Proficient in contract management software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Requirements

  • United States Citizenship
  • The job may require lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Accommodations can be provided upon request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Security Clearances: This position may require a security clearance. The clearance requirements are determined by the agency(s) in which you are assigned. Convergint Federal will sponsor the level of clearance required. However, it will be your responsibility to obtain and maintain your required level of clearance.

Company Benefits and Perks: Convergint Federal fosters a supportive, accessible, and inclusive environment in which individuals of different backgrounds and identities can realize their maximum potential within the company. This role offers a variety of programs and exceptional benefits to our colleagues:

  • Company Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Fun & Laughter Day Off
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plan
  • Life insurance & Disability Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 401K Matching Plan
  • Colleague Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive salary and compensation plan
  • Vehicle reimbursement plan
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Day
  • And much more…