Contract Manager

Palo Alto, CA

Posted: 07/29/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008590

Job Description

Job Summary 

The company’s Contract Management team is seeking a talented Contracts Manager to join us in our journey to provide exceptional CM services in support of company’s R&D programs throughout the contract lifecycle - from capture to closure.   

Knowledge/Experience Areas:   

This company has a wide variety of scientific programs across Federal and some state agencies, so the ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge and experience base with various government agencies and regulations, and a demonstrated aptitude and resilience to learn and broaden perspective rapidly.  Experience in the following areas is very important: 

  • Federal Regulations relative to DoD, DOE, NIH, and NSF such as the FAR, DFAR, DEAR, and DoDGers, and other applicable CFRs. 
  • Export Compliance Regulations:  EAR/ITAR 
  • Negotiation and experience managing Federal Cooperative Agreements, Procurement Contracts, Grants for Research and Development Programs, and Commercial Contracts with Cost Reimbursable and Fixed Price type contracts 
  • Subcontract negotiations with Small and Large Companies, and Universities.   


  • 5+ years of Contract Management experience showing increased complexity and responsibility in CM 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business or relevant field 
  • JD from an accredited law school preferred 
  • CM Certification is a plus 
  • Strategic/Analytical/Detail Oriented 
  • Proficient in Sharepoint, Excel, Word, Search Platforms    
  • Knowledge of Contract and IP law 
  • Working knowledge of finance and accounting principles 
  • Honed communication and analytical skills, with an emphasis on creative and critical thinking 
  • An ability to lead teams but also collaborate with them 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills 
  • Working independently and efficiently, meeting deadlines, prioritizing workflow and adjusting to frequent workload fluctuations 
  • Reliable interpretation of contracts, and an advanced proven level of strategic thinking and problem solving 
  • Due to ITAR related programs, only U.S. citizens may apply.   


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. This company also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. This company’s employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The company campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities. This company provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer  

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