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Contracts Manager

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Contracts & Grants - 251050
Pay Grade: A3 - Exempt
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Position Summary: UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among colleges and universities receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.
The Institute has a tradition of research excellence with an uncompromising commitment to providing customers with quality products while maintaining the highest ethical standards. It is keenly aware that compliance with applicable laws and regulations is an essential condition for performing its business. Its commitment to compliance is based on providing a supportive environment, the integrity of its employees, and their support of the University's policies and applicable laws and regulations of the United States.
The Contracts Manager provides advice and support to proposal teams, operations leadership and senior management. They will be responsible for aspects of contracting from preaward support, contract negotiation and award, resolution of post-award issues and support of close-out. Specific responsibilities for this position will include:
• Developing a clear understanding of customer and program requirements and providing advice and support to proposal teams to ensure compliance with request-for-proposal or customer guidelines, applicable regulations and University policies
• Reviewing terms and conditions to address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, payment terms, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas and recommend risk mitigation strategies
• Recommending changes, additions, and deletions to the contract structure to ensure accurate reflection of customer requirements and alignment with University policies
• Negotiating profit and providing profit justification to the customer, ensuring that the profit/fee is consistent with and appropriate for the contract type, identified program risks, market standards, and Research Institute requirements
• Ensuring that the contract and statement of work are consistent with pricing assumptions to effectively manage financial risk related to contract terms and conditions, and that the underlying cost estimate is consistent with and appropriately addresses performance risk
• Establishing equitable payment terms, facilitate timely payments through coordinated oversight with Research Accounting of invoicing process, and ensure customer compliance with payment terms and University cash-flow requirements
• Efficiently and collaboratively negotiating contractual modifications and resolving customer issues
Minimum Qualifications:

A3:
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
Eight years of relevant experience including experience with federal government contracting of research efforts.
Demonstrated knowledge of the federal acquisition process, government contracting principles, the bid and proposal process (including budget development), and governing regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other laws and regulations applicable to federal contracting.
Demonstrated knowledge of commercial contracts, business agreements, business law and general business practices, including demonstrated experience in reviewing terms and conditions, identifying risk areas and proposing and negotiating favorable terms.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contracting principles and all contract types including Firm Fixed Price, Time and Material, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Cost Reimbursable.
Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated experience in contract administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of ITAR and US import and export regulations.
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and communications skills including both written and verbal communications.
Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Ability to manage multiple work assignments and meet critical deadlines.
Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance are required.

A4:
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
Twelve years of relevant experience including significant experience with federal government contracting of research efforts.
Extensive knowledge of the federal acquisition process, government contracting principles, the bid and proposal process (including budget development), and governing regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other laws and regulations applicable to federal contracting.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contracting principles and in-depth experience with all contract types including Firm Fixed Price, Time and Material, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Cost Reimbursable.
Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills.
Comprehensive demonstrated experience in contract administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of ITAR and US import and export regulations.
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and communications skills including both written and verbal communications.
Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Ability to manage multiple work assignments and meet critical deadlines.
Experience working with classified programs.
Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance are required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctor or MBA degree
More than 12 years relevant experience.
Five years of experience working with the Department of Defense and/or the General Services Administration
Relevant experience working in a university or not-for-profit setting
Experience with 2 CFR 200 OMB Uniform Guidance
Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
Active Security Clearance
Previous supervisory experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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