Director of Contracts

Website Odyssey Systems

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for a Director of Contracts.  Reporting directly to the CFO, this position is the senior contracts official for Odyssey. The Director leads, develops, and manages a staff of three subordinate contract managers and administrative personnel who collectively support the full range of contracting and procurement activities. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of leading/managing/supervising contracting personnel.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Contract, subcontract, license, lease, NDA and Teaming Agreement negotiation, administration, modification, and closeout;
Contract and regulatory compliance; status reporting;
Development of key elements of proposals for competitive awards;
Contract, proposal, and negotiation strategy development;
Risk assessment; dispute resolution;
Workflow and process improvement through implementation of best practices;
Other activities assigned

Duties include, but not limited to:

Provide effective leadership to the Contracting staff to successfully execute the full range of the firm’s contracting and procurement activities.
Maintain currency with changing Federal Regulations and best industry practices.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation in solving business problems and developing business process tools to increase the efficiency of all contracting/procurement activities and ensure accuracy of information communicated by the Contracts staff.
Identify, recruit, train, mentor and retain a professional contracting staff.
Support proposal efforts from RFP release through award. Prepare and review Proposal submittals to ensure compliance/responsiveness to RFP and/or Task Order requirements.
Plan for, propose, pursue, negotiate and administer service contracts and orders of various sizes and complexity using a variety of contract types including Firm Fixed Price; Cost Plus Award Fee, Cost Plus Fixed Fee; Cost Plus Fixed Fee – Level of Effort; Time and Material, etc.
Monitor all contractual vehicles to ensure satisfactory progress and compliance with terms and conditions of the contract; identify problems that threaten performance and financial objectives.
Attend and actively participate in senior level meetings to support business strategies, pricing strategies, and identification of potential risk factors to the organization.
Monitor staff compliance to ensure contract deliverables are being met and funds limitation notifications are being processed in accordance with the terms of the contract.
Ensure contract terms and conditions are negotiated in the best interest of the Company to mitigate business risk during contract performance. Adhere to company policies and procedures in conducting day-to-day business.
Serve as the Export Compliance Representative (ECR) for the firm. Manage/oversee all International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR) activities to ensure compliance. Work closely with staff to ensure compliance with export/import laws and regulations.
Maintain professionalism, business integrity, and agility to meet the requirements and needs of customers (both external and internal). Establish and maintain strong lines of communications with those customers.
Review and assess risk factors in all contractual documents (teaming agreements, NDAs, subcontracts, purchase orders, contracts, proposals, etc.) and communicate these factors to Sr. Management for consideration and appropriate action.
Establish key goals and objectives for the Contracts staff to meet the requirements of the Company.
Prepare annual performance evaluation for all staff members. Demonstrate excellent management skills, leadership skills, and a proactive work ethic.
Support a variety of audit activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

BS/BA plus ten (10) years’ experience in contracting with federal clients
Solid working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS), federal contracting, source selection and price analysis methodologies and Export Compliance
Five (5) years’ experience in personnel/staff management
Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance
Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP system

Preferred Qualifications:

CFCM certification
Additional Information:

Position is located at Odyssey Corporate Headquarters, Wakefield, MA
US Citizenship required
Some travel may be required

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