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Job #: R-00052598
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Contracts
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Operation has an immediate opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join the contracts team to manage the contracts portfolio of the 1901 Group, a commercial subsidiary. This position will entail managing both government and commercial contracts, interfacing with 1901 Group’s senior leadership, supporting ongoing programs and participating in proposal development. The Contracts Manager will perform full lifecycle contract management, including working with 1901 Group leadership to provide contracts support to new business captures and to ensuring contract activities are performed in compliance with corporate policies. The 1901 Group is transforming the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services that leverage the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

The Contracts Manager will have responsibility for supporting program leadership, negotiating and administering contract actions, proactively identifying and resolving contract-related concerns, and leading customer communications.

The position requires an in-depth knowledge of both commercial and federal government contracting, with experience supporting sales of commercial items. The Contracts Manager 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 ability to support in-person meetings with the 1901 Group leadership in Blacksburg and Reston, as well as customer meetings in the National Capital Region is required. The Contracts Manager will lead and/or assist with new business and contract proposals. The ability to perform at a high level in a fast paced environment with minimal oversight while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is essential.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide cradle-to-grave contract administration support for government and commercial contracts including RFP analysis, hands-on proposal development including the review of terms and conditions, coordination of appropriate internal reviews, contract negotiation, and contract/task order administration and execution.
  • Negotiate and execute contract documents in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Identify risks and prepare mitigation strategies. Perform and review organizational conflict of interest analyses for solicitations.
  • Review proposals for compliance with intellectual property protection strategies
  • Identify problems and communicate potential solutions. Implements operational decisions of program management
  • Create and maintain contract files in full compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies and guidelines
  • Lead customer meetings and communicates with parties external to the organization
  • Work closely with other program functional leads to ensure timely submission of program deliverables, funding requests, and other contracts-related artifacts.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all customer inquiries.
  • Advise program management and leadership regarding contractual rights and obligations, risk and mitigation, organizational conflict of interest, and interpretation of terms and conditions.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and standard commercial contracting practices.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA 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
  • Experience with commercial contracting as well as the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement, and the General Services Acquisition Manual
  • 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
  • Have experience with identifying and mitigating contract risks and identifying, coordinating, and implementing appropriate solutions in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Have experience resolving complex contractual issues
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook. 
  • Possess strong negotiation skills.
  • Be able to establish strong, positive relationships with customers

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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