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Position Description:

DZYNE is currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Contracts Manager to join our team in Fairfax, VA to pursue an exciting and challenging career with DZYNE Technologies Incorporated. DZYNE Technologies creates innovative, intelligent, autonomous aircraft. The candidate for this position will be excited about the challenges and opportunities that working for a small business creates. The job will begin with tactical level, rolled-up sleeves work helping to establish a scalable foundation, and mature into leading a contracts team with enriched prime and subcontract administrative components across complex, high-transaction, contract vehicles.

The successful Contracts Manager candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who must have a solid understanding of statutory and regulatory rules that govern federal contracting. This position requires an individual who has in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of US Federal Government contracting to include in-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), proposal development, negotiations, price and cost analysis, administration, and contract close-out. The Contracts Manager will administer contracts and develop/maintain business relationships at the project and program level. The candidate will implement contracting strategies, answer questions on the operational aspects of contracting and specific contract management aspects pertaining to the programs assigned; contribute to new and innovative business and contracting solutions; support business planning activities. The candidate must be independent and a self-starter and as much focused on the business of the company as they are on contractual matters.

Key functions of the position:

  • Provide full life-cycle contract management

  • Develop, negotiate, administer and close out Government Agency contracts and task orders.

  • Develop, negotiate, administer and close out subcontracts and task orders.

  • Manage a number of key contracts supporting DZYNE’s operating groups and ensure compliance with contracts policies, procedures, operating practices and department standards to ensure successful program execution within requirements and organization objectives.

  • Provide program development support, including customer relationship management, assistance with work statements and review/submission of technical/cost proposals.

  • Prepare, negotiate and administer various contract agreements (e.g. Non-disclosure Agreements, Prime Contracts, Subcontracts and Teaming agreements, etc.) and the interpretation of contractual language and provisions.

  • Serve as a primary interface between DZYNE and the Agency or Prime Contractor Contracting Officers for contract and proposal financial management issues, including developing timely and actionable solutions that balance the interests of both DZYNE and its customers; monitor assigned programs for contract terms; support contract and financial tracking/reporting.

  • Work directly with DZYNE technical and program management staff to facilitate the resolution of any contract and/or program issues, serve as a resource to the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Management of DZYNE, on any procurement and contracting matters.

  • Foster collaborative working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to include Senior Management, Operations, Program Management, Pricing, Sales, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, and Government personnel.

Required Skills:

  • Regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving complex contract and business issues.

  • Ability to summarize/synopsize contract analysis during contract performance for management consideration.

  • Highly organized with attention to detail and time management.

  • Experience with researching and interpreting contracting concepts.

  • Ability to draft moderate to complex contractual instruments.

  • Able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

  • Able to use independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and negotiating skills including ability to interact with all levels of staff from administrative to executive. Strong to excellent analytical, communication, teambuilding, leadership and presentation skills.

  • Ability to resolve and work through team conflicts and use the synergistic power of teamwork and team planning to achieve positive results and outcomes for the business.

  • Must have ability to manage changing priorities.

  • Proficiency with recent versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint· Thorough understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations and DFAR, Supplemental Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards, Indirect Rate Structures, and preparing Cost and Business Management proposals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a small business environment

Typical Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.

  • Minimum Education/ Experience Bachelor's plus 8 years of experience or the equivalent in job-relevant work experience.

  • 7 years of experience in contract negotiation/administration, preferably specializing in government contracts, procurement and/or contract management. Post graduate work, or contracts related certification(s) a plus.

  • Experience with all forms of government solicitations (RFP, RFQ, and other forms) and managing all forms of government contracts (Cost-type, FFP, T&M, ID/IQ contracts, GWACS, and GSA Multiple Award Schedules), including reviewing and understanding pricing, representations and certifications, and subcontracting issues.

  • Experience analyzing, formulating, negotiating contract documents such as, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Teaming Agreements (TAs), etc.

This position may require overnight travel up to 10% of the time, as well as occasional local travel.