Associate Manager, Federal Contract & Bid Administration
This position is responsible for analyzing, reviewing, understanding and maintaining our Federal contracts, as well as overseeing the bid process for Institutional customers. The TSM will support Federal audits, negotiations, and any contracts modifications. Analysis and preparation of reports in order to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters are critical to this role. The position is also responsible for the review of bids along with their proposed terms and conditions. The TSM will manage the compilation of all bid documents and coordinate with our Legal Department to ensure that responses fit within Company guidelines. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under tight time constraints is critical. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: · Federal Contract Oversight –Review and maintenance of Federal contracts and sale plans. Provide support for Federal audits, negotiations, and contract modifications. Review Federal sale plans to check for compliance with agreed-upon parameters. · RFP Submissions/Contracts – Review bids sent from the sales team and search various websites for potential opportunities. Work with Legal and upper management in preparing documentation related to specific RFP requirements. Provide timely and competitive pricing strategies on bids. Analyze information, metrics, and data to provide accurate and useful information to the proposal and management team. · Departmental Documentation – prepares and maintains updated documentation on department procedures. · Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required. MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE: Typically 7 or more years of increasing responsibility and complexity in terms of any applicable professional experience; first-level manager. PREFERRED EDUCATION: Typically a Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in a related discipline. Master's degree or global equivalent a plus. GENERAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: · Strong management skills and ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop team members for high performance · Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to resolve disputes effectively · Strong presentation and public speaking skills · Strong decision making, analysis, and problem-solving skills with an ability to multi-task · Understand and act on financial information that may contribute to business profitability · Ability to manage successful projects, manage risks, costs, time and project teams · Lead team to achieve company goals in effective ways · Strong planning and organizational skills and techniques · Communicate effectively with management · Good negotiating skills · Build relationships, understand organizational complexities and manage conflict · Broad professional and managerial skills with an understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Knowledge of Federal contracting guidelines a plus.