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Contracts Manager II

Department: Operations
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This position provides management support on contract matters related to Ship Repair. Responsibilities include reviewing and understanding specific contract requirements for projects and supporting Project Management and the Estimating Department in meeting timely adherence to those requirements. Specific management tasks would include but not limited to: contract submittals and deliverables, billings and collections, contract notices, change order management support, contract dispute resolution, letter writing and subcontract/vendor management. This position requires an individual who has experience in contract review and interpretation including government contracting, good written and verbal communication skills, a general technical understanding of structural and machinery equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:   

(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the jobís overall responsibilities.)

  1. Responsible for supporting Executive Management, Project Managers and the Estimating Department on a variety of contract and administrative related functions
  2. In coordination with other Vigor divisions, oversees Vigorís small business administration program.
  3. Reviews and negotiates ship repair contracts with input from Executive Management and Vigorís legal department.
  4. Monitor competitive terms. Monitor customer satisfaction with our terms and conditions and contracting practices. Recommend changes.
  5. Helps establish and actively manages IDIQ contracts and standard service agreements with customers, subcontractors and vendors
  6. Assists with the development and submission of bid proposals.
  7. Assists with subcontractor and vendor selection and contract management
  8. Manages document control and security requirements for the division
  9. Manages licenses and certifications

10. Coordinates with Vigorís Risk Management Department on insurance related matters.

11. Overseas the development and management of contract management related standards/processes for ship repair.

12. Provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures.

13. Audit ongoing projects for contract compliance.

14. Audit subcontractor and vendor purchase orders/contracts.

15. Oversee the invoicing and project close-out processes.

16. Responsible for reviewing and editing the processes and procedures for compliance with all document control procedures and contract requirements.

17. Manages formal correspondence with customers, subcontractors and vendors.

JOB SCOPE:

This job is performed with considerable flexibility for initiating improvements and exercising independent decision making within the assigned work area. The position is expected to adhere to established procedures as they may be required by law and/or company policy. Independent judgment is used in scheduling and accomplishing work, analyzing alternatives and maintaining recordkeeping systems. The work is performed with limited supervision and necessitates the coordination of priorities and schedules of a number of other employees and/or co-workers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Manages the contract administration staff

INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:   

The position is expected to interact with employees at all levels throughout the company as well as with customers, the public and others encountered in the course of the work.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Knowledge of government acquisition regulations and contracts including FAR/DFAR.
  • Experienced with fixed price commercial and government fixed price contracts.
  • Experience with the development of REAís and claims
  • Must be able to read and comprehend ship repair work specifications, blueprints and contracts.
  • Excellent negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Experience working with documentation deliverables, specifically writing, reviewing, finalizing and submitting monthly reports to be compliant with all existing contracts. In addition, must be comfortable coordinating other department heads within the division to obtain information needed to finalize deliverables as requested, and/or required by the contract.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers.
  • Must have ability to use PC and software applications such as MS Office and data base programs.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work well independently, prioritize duties and follow through tasks to completion.
  • Must be able to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, and time sensitive projects.
  • Possess the ability to quickly learn processes, procedures and applications utilized in performing the job responsibilities.
  •  Duties require an individual who is a self-starter, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communications skills and proficiency in word, excel and power point.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

A Bachelors Degree is required. NCMA certification is preferred. Minimum of five years of progressive responsibility with quantifiable results in government/commercial contract management.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting. There may be times where the individual will be in production areas in manufacturing environments inside and outside. The incumbent must be able to walk to and from job sites. Also, the person may be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. There will be the need to travel up to 20% of the time out-of-town (including air travel) with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

While in production areas, the individual will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Safety protocols must be adhered to based on the work environments entered. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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