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Job #: R-00097833
Location: Remote, US
Category: Contracts
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group has an immediate opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join the contracts team managing the Navy Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Service Management, Integration & Transport (SMIT) program. This position will play an important role in the day-to-day operations of this critically important, highly complex IDIQ, with a focus on supporting proposal operations. The Contracts Manager will have responsibility for supporting program leadership, negotiating and administering contract actions, proactively identifying and developing mitigations for program risks, and leading customer negotiations for assigned proposals.

The position requires an in-depth knowledge of federal contracting, with experience handling complicated programs. The Contracts Manager should have experience with crafting proposal terms and conditions, drafting requests for equitable adjustment, and preparing contract correspondence. The individual must have the ability to manage multiple priorities, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail. The employee will be expected to work independently and see tasks through to completion. The position requires day-to-day interface with Leidos management, engineering and proposal staff, as well as external customers. The ability to manage a high volume of complex work independently with minimal oversight and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is essential.


  • Responsible for all aspects of task order management. Assists in the drafting of proposals, negotiates and executes contract documents, and supports the administration of awarded work in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Identify problems and communicate potential solutions. Implement operational decisions of program management.
  • Oversee day-to-day contract actions in fast-paced environment.
  • Create and maintain contract files in full compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies and guidelines
  • Leads customer meetings and communicates with parties external to the organization.
  • Communicate effectively with internal team members across different functions and client/program team members.
  • Possess strong business judgment and understanding of contract risks and impacts.
  • Operate with a customer-service perspective that demonstrates the values of the company and the organization.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills.
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with customers


  • Bachelors degree and 8 - 12 years of relevant contract administration experience or Masters (or higher) degree with 6 – 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Proficiency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement
  • Must have the ability to make sound business judgments, handle multiple contractual activities with a short turn-around time, and work as part of a Team
  • Ability to identify and mitigate contract risks and identify, coordinate, and implement appropriate solutions in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with U.S. Navy or Marine Corps customers
  • Experience supporting complex sole source task order negotiations
  • Active Secret clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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