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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 7/18/2017

Thales Defense and Security, Inc. Clarksburg, MD

Clarksburg, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree
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per year


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (TDSI) headquartered in Clarksburg, Maryland is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements.","The Contracts Manager will have demonstrated competence in DOD contracting, commercial contracting, and international contracting with strong knowledge and experience with Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations (DFAR).

Responsibilities include:

*Draft and negotiate Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Consultant/Agent Agreements
*Review complex solicitations and prepare proposal including development of pricing strategy, Reps/Certs, Intellectual Property Assertions, etc.
*Analyze and negotiate unique contract requirements, terms and conditions and special
provisions to ensure compliance with the regulations and corporate objectives
*Administer both advanced contracts and General Services Administration contracts and associated purchase orders
*Advise senior management on contractual rights and commitments and provide interpretation and guidance on contract terms and conditions

*Provide assistance in developing Subcontract Administration policies and procedures. Perform subcontract negotiation, administration and request for proposals.

*Ensure compliance with contractual requirements within the business team and provide guidance on contractual issues

*Coordinate with Program Managers to ensure contract requirements (CDRLs, adherence to SOW) are fulfilled

*Knowledge and experience with ITAR, Export Requirements, TAA and International contracts

The preceding functions provided are examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements and Skills:
*Independent judgement and analysis applied to resolution of contract issues

*Ability to influence and negotiate effectively

*Demonstrated ability to provide sound interpretation of, and application of, Government contracts and procurement regulations.

*Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and interact effectively, both internally with technical staff and management as well as external customers and suppliers

*Ability to work in a fast pace, complex environment and effectively multi-task to meet deadlines
*Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of Software Applications; experience with PeopleSoft a plus

*Ability to obtain security clearance (this requires US Citizenship)

*Occasional travel may be required.

Education and Experience:
*Bachelor's Degree in business or technical field

*7+ years of Contract administration experience
*Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) desirable
Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to walk, sit, stand, & work with computers up to 8 hours a day in an office, cube, lab and/or in manufacturing environments. Employee must be able to work around or near engineering and manufacturing materials and products such as Isopropanol Alcohol, Adhesives, Solder, Fluxes, Epoxies, RTV, plastics, metals, batteries, wires, components, etc. Employee must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Please submit your resume for this excellent opportunity! Thales Defense & Security, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401(k), paid vacation and holidays. Pre-Employment screening required.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.


Additional Benefits

Tuition reimbursement up to $6,000 yearly.
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