All Native Group is seeking a Director for the Contracts Department. In this role you will manage the contracts and subcontracts processes in all areas of our government contracting business. You will lead contract negotiation efforts, provide analysis and administration, proposal preparation, and customer contact related to contract acquisition and fulfillment. You will recommend strategic objectives and direction, develop contracts policies, procedures, methods, operating practices, and define performance standards for contractual programs. At times you will handle more complex bids that may require integrating proposals from subcontractors and other potential partners. This role ensures we operate in accordance with appropriate regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and other agency Supplements, commercial laws, and contract requirements.
- Essential FunctionsThe functional activities will be the most complex and decisions will have a major impact on business operations for the entire directorate and throughout the company.
- Utilizes both legal and contracts management background in defining strategic direction as well as leading the daily administration of Contracts Departmental responsibilities.
- Facilitates effective implementation of contract responsibilities within program objectives and requirements.
- Management and administration of company contracts including contract negotiations.
- Reviews and resolves all issues effecting company compliance and ensures satisfaction of legal requirements, Company, and customer objectives.
- Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.
- Reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.
- Provides contractual guidance to business team members for appropriate Statement of Work.
- Manages contract change control process.
- Develops negotiation strategy and leads negotiation team on contractual issues.
- Focal point for communications with legal, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
- Establishes contract policies and processes and oversees the work of subordinate employees. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.
- Evaluates and determines changes in methods or procedures in assigned area of responsibility.
- Routinely performs internal audits of all business operations to ensure all business policies and procedures are being followed.
- Create and maintain various drafts and formats pertaining to the statutory laws. Ensures statutory compliance of all federal rules and regulations.
- Regularly tracks laws and regulations which affect the organization’s policies and ensure Company policies and procedures comply with all relevant rules and regulations.
- Maintains a favorable working relationship with all employees to promote a cooperative, collaborative, and harmonious working environment in order to facilitate positive employee morale, productivity, and continuous improvement.
- Communicates clearly and directly with employees concerning performance expectation, productivity, and accountability. Develops employee development plans within the department.
- Coordinate with the Executive Management team on special projects as assigned.
- Other job-related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
- Ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the business
- Fosters teamwork and builds collaborative relationships
- Empowers others
- Ability to develop others
- Manages performance
- Influencing others
- Information gathering
- Analytical thinking
- Strategic thinking
- Stress management
This position oversees the day-to-day activities of the Contracts and Compliance Team.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
- Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
- Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.
Travel is expected up to 35% of the time for this position.
Ten or more years’ experience working within government contracting and business development, or a related field. Preference for current or prior membership in one or more State Bar organizations.
Strong preference for a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree as well as a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Business Management or a related field.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Expert knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, and government regulatory standards
- Established track record of successful “cradle to grave” contracts management, including advising on complex proposals, negotiating terms, and managing contract changes.
- Preferred certifications: Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM); or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
- Must be a strong team leader who is committed to All Native Group objectives
- Ability to manage and organize multiple projects and companies
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills and ability to deal effectively with a variety of people and situations
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
- Understanding of the U. S. legal system including but not limited to: SBA 8(a) regulations, FAR, UCC and contract law
- Maintains a valid Driver’s License and be insurable under company insurance provider/program
None required but must be able to obtain a Clearance if needed for this position
Ho-Chunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Job Family Contracts, Procurement, Legal & Proposal Services
- Pay Type Salary