Subcontracts Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Department of Defense Research and Development Laboratory chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security.  Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas, including air and missile defense; space control; homeland protection and tactical systems; biological-chemical defense; communication and information technology; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and technology; and advanced electronics technology. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.


Position Description
The Contracting Services Department is seeking a Supervisor to work within the Commercial Acquisition section and support the Senior Manager of Commercial Acquisition.  The candidate will be the primary focal point and Supervisor of a team of professional Subcontract Administrators and Procurement Assistants.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years of DoD contract management experience to include comprehensive experience in FAR/DFARS and mandatory flow down clauses, procurement integrity requirements, contract law, contract formation and subcontract administration, cost and price analysis, negotiation, acquisition planning, supplier relationship management and project management.  Candidate must have demonstrated experience soliciting and analyzing quotations, including SOW development; negotiating terms and conditions of purchase, payment and price.  The candidate should exhibit leadership and teamwork and demonstrate the ability to build positive and professional relationships to successfully accomplish work assignments.


The Supervisor will review contract files and terms and conditions to insure compliance.  They will work with staff, internal customers and vendors to resolve problems.  They will have extensive signature authority and should be able to conduct business and make critical decisions independently.

Specific Duties
This position will directly report to the Senior Manager of Commercial Acquisition in the Contracting Services Department. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Supervise a staff of Subcontract Administrators and Procurement Assistants
Daily review workload reports to assure equitable workload assignment of carts and solicitations across team.
Pre-award review of contract files and terms and conditions to insure compliance
Review of major acquisitions to be presented to Senior Leadership
Producing and presenting quarterly metric reports to leadership
Provide staff training in selected contract topics
Onboarding and training of new staff
Mentor/train Leadership Development Program staff during Procurement rotation
Administration of PCard Program responsible for the management of an extensive card program, all training materials, and communications
Other contract administration and oversight duties as assigned

7 plus years of Contract experience; DoD Subcontracts experience a plus
MBA or BS with equivalent combination of education and experience
Professional certification in Purchasing or Government Contracting is preferred
Experience in evaluating, negotiating, pricing and administrating of complex procurements.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Demonstrated experience with an ERP purchasing system- SAP experience preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work and establish priorities under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, work environment
Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 40114


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