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Federal Contracts Manager

Unisys Corporation • Reston, VA

Posted 10 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Federal Contracts Manager to join our team in Reston, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.
Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Federal Contracts Manager, is an individual contributor, who must have a solid understanding of statutory and regulatory rules that govern federal contracting. This position requires an individual who has in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of US Federal Government contracting to include proposal development; negotiations, administration, and contract close-out. The Federal Contract Manager will administer contracts and develop/maintain business relationships at the project and program level. The candidate will implement contracting strategies, answer questions on the operational aspects of contracting and specific contract management aspects pertaining to the programs assigned; contribute to new and innovative business and contracting solutions; support business planning activities. The candidate must be independent and a self-starter and as much focused on the business of the business as they are on contractual matters.

Key functions of the position:
Provide full life-cycle contract management including:
Develop, negotiate, administer and close out Government Agency contracts and task orders.
Manage a number of key contracts supporting Unisys Federal operating groups and ensure compliance with contracts policies, procedures, operating practices and department standards to ensure successful program execution within requirements and organization objectives.
Provide program development support, including customer relationship management, assistance with work statements and review/submission of technical/cost proposals.
Prepare, negotiate and administer various contract agreements (e.g. Non-disclosure Agreements, Software Evaluation Agreements, etc.) and the interpretation of contractual language and provisions.
Serve as a primary interface between Unisys and the Agency or Prime Contractor Contracting Officers for contract and proposal financial management issues, including developing timely and actionable solutions that balance the interests of both Unisys and its customers; monitor assigned programs for contract terms; support contract and financial tracking/reporting.
Work directly with Unisys technical and program management staff to facilitate the resolution of any contract and/or program issues, serve as a resource to the Director of Contracts and senior management of Unisys, on any procurement and contracting matters
Foster collaborative working relationship with a wide range of stakeholders to include Program Teams, Operations, Program Control, Pricing, Sales, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, and Government contracting personnel.


Key characteristics required of the position:
Regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving complex contract and business issues.
Ability to summarize/synopsize contract analysis during contract performance for management consideration.
Highly organized with attention to detail and time management.
Experience with researching and interpreting contracting concepts.
Ability to draft moderate to complex contractual instruments.
Able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
Able to use independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
Excellent interpersonal, communications and negotiating skills including ability to interact with all levels of staff from administrative to executive. Strong to excellent analytical, communication, teambuilding, leadership and presentation skills
Ability to resolve and work through team conflicts and use the synergistic power of teamwork and team planning to achieve positive results and outcomes for the business.
Must have ability to manage changing priorities
Proficiency with recent versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
Minimum Education/ Experience Bachelor's plus 8 years of experience or the equivalent in job-relevant work experience

7 years of experience in contract negotiation/administration, preferably specializing in government contracts, procurement and/or contract management. Post graduate work, or contracts related certification(s) a plus.
Thorough understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Supplemental Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards, and preparing Cost and Business Management proposals.
Experience with all forms of government solicitations (RFP, RFQ, and other forms) and managing all forms of government contracts (Cost-type, FFP, T&M ID/IQ contracts, GWACS, and GSA Multiple Award Schedules), including reviewing and understanding pricing, representations and certifications, and subcontracting issues.
Experience analyzing, formulating, negotiating contract documents such as, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Teaming Agreements (TAs), etc.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of Determine (formerly Selectica) Contract Lifecycle Management software.
Post graduate work, or contracts related certification(s) a plus.
This position may require overnight travel up to 10% of the time, as well as occasional local travel.
Security Clearance:
Applicants selected for this position may be subject to a government security investigation and must be able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, Unisys will only consider applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

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