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Company: Draper 

Position: Government Procurement Team Lead

Post Date: 04/20/18

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

This position serves as an integral member of the Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement & Property (CSPP) department.  CSPP strives to provide both its internal and external customers with solution-oriented leadership and guidance and is focused on achieving the strategic objectives of the organization while balancing risk and regulatory compliance.  The ideal candidate has an interest in contributing to the success of the entire CSPP department in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.

Reporting to the Manager of Procurement and Property, the Business Area Lead is responsible to provide supervision, oversight and support for one Professional Services and three Senior Buyers within the procurement department.  The applicant is responsible for establishing priorities, leading daily activities and ensuring the timely and proper execution for the procurement of all commodity areas including all aspects of U.S. Government, commercial, and international purchases in accordance with Draper and U.S. Government (FAR/DFARS) procurement policies, procedures and regulations.  Applicant should have a keen interest in business/contract law and supply chain management and must demonstrate judgement to interpret internal and external issues, develop best practices and provide recommendations to senior CSPP staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interface with individual program office Directors, Directorate Administrators, Program Managers Program Administrators and Departmental Directors and staff to proactively address technical, schedule, cost, risk, and compliance terms and deliverables.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Procurement and Property and other CSPP Managers to share best practices and continuously identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Proactively anticipate business needs and collaborate with the program and departmental offices to support the strategic direction of each business area.
  • Collaborate with other parts of Finance and Administration, Legal and Corporate and promote cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Support other special projects and/or represents the department on cross-functional teams as assigned by the Manager of Procurement and Property.
  • As directed, supports the development of CSPP department-wide policies and procedures.
  • Provide training and direction to subordinates based on general policies, purchasing/contractual terms, compliance issues and system requirements.
  • Review and prepare synopsis of complex request for proposals, solicitations and potential or existing procurements to provide management with proper interpretation of contract requirements.
  • Negotiates purchase orders including price/cost and coordinates negotiations of terms and conditions with the internal legal team and the Manager of Procurement and Property if necessary.
  • Identify risk in terms and conditions that deviate from company policy. Support senior CSPP staff in developing and presenting risk mitigation approaches/recommendations to senior management.
  • Support procurement inspections, DCMA/DCAA reviews and internal audits.
  • Performs internal quality reviews of purchase orders/requisitions and file documentation to ensure compliance with procurement policy and procedures/responsibilities.
  • Will be required to prepare purchasing packages and execute purchase orders.
  • Mentor junior CSPP staff to ensure compliance and professional development.
  • Collaborate across business areas and functions to establish and drive measureable goals for each direct report.
  • Establish developmental plans for direct reports at all levels, including performance planning and development support; coaching and mentoring; rewards and recognition; and staff retention to develop a continuous improvement culture.

Qualifications

  • Master’s level education or JD preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field plus 6-8 years related experience in Government acquisition.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience.
  • Expert with the FAR and DFARS regulations.
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Demonstrated success in developing, coaching, and mentoring staff in-line with the mission, vision, values, goals, and performance standards of formal and informal teams.
  • Requires strong written and oral communication skills as well as thorough familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency with the PeopleSoft Procurement and and sPro modules desirable.
  • Motivated to grow and develop professionally, and committed to continuing to learn the profession.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a high volume environment while ensuring excellent attention to detail; ability to establish and implement departmental goals and objectives.
  • US Citizen with ability to attain a government clearance. Active Secret Clearance preferred.

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Company: Draper 

Position: Government Buyer

Post Date: 04/20/18

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

Responsibilities

This position serves as an integral member of the Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement & Property (CSPP) department.  CSPP strives to provide both its internal and external customers with solution-oriented leadership and guidance and is focused on achieving the strategic objectives of the organization while balancing risk and regulatory compliance.  The ideal candidate has an interest in contributing to the success of the entire CSPP department in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.

Reporting to the Business Area Lead, this position is focused on the procurement of all commodity areas including all aspects of U.S. Government, commercial, and international purchases in accordance with Draper and U.S. Government (FAR/DFARS) procurement policies, procedures and regulations.  Applicant should have a keen interest in business/contract law and supply chain management.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages heavy requisition workload to procure a variety of commodities and services.
  • Participates in strategic department initiatives and assists in training and performs presentations to the procurement team and to the company.
  • Sources new vendors to meet program requirements, small business requirements and assists in Government audits.
  • Conducts market research and develops requests for quotations and proposals.
  • Supports a fast-paced environment within a multifaceted organization.
  • Develops new supplier sources where vendors are inadequate, obtains proposals/quotations and examines bids to include price and/or cost analysis in accordance with Government FAR/DFARS requirements.
  • Researches new vendor financial viability through Dunn & Bradstreet and vendor’s financial statement.
  • Ensures conformity and compliance with the RFP/RFQ, Draper procedures and Government (FAR/DFARS) requirements.
  • Negotiates purchase orders including price/cost and coordinates negotiations of terms and conditions with the internal legal team and the Business Area Lead if necessary.
  • Maintains a record of all negotiations and provides proper documentation for all purchase order files including source and price justification to satisfy internal and U.S. Government audits and Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR).
  • Prepares purchasing packages for review by management and coordinates to obtain required signatures.
  • Reviews and interprets U.S. Government and commercial requirements, contract terms and conditions, addresses legal issues, and determines financial risk as they relate to procurement.
  • Proactively follows tasks through completion and coordinates with all necessary functional areas to include but not limited to, legal, accounting, shipping and receiving and the property team to determine status of completion and expected resolution date.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience in Government acquisition.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the FAR and DFARS.
  • MA/MBA/JD preferred.
  • Able to handle multiple assignments and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have an aptitude for performing work functions in a timely and well organized manner with limited oversight.
  • Must possess excellent problem solving that can be deployed to collaborate effectively with different functional teams on a variety of topics.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills both verbal and written, and the ability to develop recommendations to senior staff to support solutions for moderate to complex problems.
  • Thorough familiarity MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with an ERP system, PeopleSoft preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a Government security clearance is required for this position. An active Secret Clearance is preferred.

Company: Sumaria Systems, Inc., Danvers, MA

Position: Senior Contracts Manager – Full-time Position

Post Date: 03/21/18

Seeking an experienced Contracts professional with strong attention to detail and time management skills to be responsible for the execution of the Contracts and Subcontracts functions supporting both Government (DoD) and Commercial entities. You will draw upon your knowledge and experience to prepare, negotiate and administer multiple Government and commercial/international contracts and subcontract agreements of moderate to high dollar value, risk level, creativity and complexity from cradle-to-grave, consistent with client requirements and Sumaria Systems procurement policies/procedures. You will be the primary point of contact responsible for all day-to-day contract and subcontract administration activities to include proposals, contract modifications, and Statement of Work changes.

Duties & Responsibilities

An integral member of the Company Management team reporting to the COO, the Senior Contracts Manager works closely with Program Management, Business Development, Operations and the leadership team in support of negotiations and contract administration from inception through closure.

  • Review and analyze contract requirements, terms and conditions and special provisions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and Sumaria Systems policies and procedures, including making determination on Sumaria Systems obligations.
  • Ensure all contract terms and conditions are met and any problems are identified and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and make recommendations to management and staff on contract interpretation and contractual issues.
  • Principal point of contact to formulate Contracts, Subcontracts, Non-Disclosure, Consulting and Teaming Agreements of all types managing multiple contracts & subcontracts.
  • Serve as an integral member on proposal teams, acting as the key conduit between the Sumaria Systems and potential team members/subcontractors/customers for all contractual matters.
  • Fulfill all federal contract compliance support including Systems of Awards Management (SAM), Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) reviews, and TINA sweeps, interface with DoD agencies such as DCMA and DCAA on all audit issues.
  • Serve as the Empowered Official (EO) and provide subject matter expertise.
  • Plan, direct and control all business unit operations relating to export and import control, including, but not limited to, trade regulations (ITAR & EAR), U.S. Munitions import regulations, Government agency jurisdictions and risk issues (classified and unclassified exports, technology transfer, and related party shipments).
  • Ensure fully executed prime contracts, subcontracts and associated modifications for each contract is correctly entered into and maintained in the Access based Corporate Management Information System (CMIS) and commercial contract tracking databases
  • Manage the Corporate Purchasing process, contract/subcontract inspections and audits.
  • Develop contracts management procedures as required.
  • Co-lead on the Corporate Quality Management System (ISO) program management team

Qualifications and/or Skills

  • Minimum 12+ years’ progressive experience in complex DoD contract/subcontract negotiation and administration.
  • CFCM, NCMA or CPCM credentials preferred.
  • Professional maturity, strong leadership skills, proven negotiation skills and contracts experience.
  • Team player with strong interpretive, interpersonal, analytical, presentation and reasoning skills to include demonstrated tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong hands-on experience in time and materials, cost reimbursement, IDIQ and firm fixed price type contracts.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Contract Law and a demonstrated understanding of Federal contract and subcontract administration, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), Defense Contract Audit Agency Pamphlet 7641.90, UCC, and ITAR.
  • Position requires ability to manage multiple priorities, excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency is required in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and SharePoint.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university; MBA preferred.
  • Candidates must be US Citizens and possess or be able to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance.
  • Some Travel may be required. Sumaria Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to Sumaria Systems and click on “Careers.”

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Company: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Position: Associate Contracts and Subcontracts Manager – Full-time Position

Post Date: 02/27/18

Would you like to be on an incredible team that is poised to revolutionize the world of fabrics and textiles? Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is a start-up, non-profit consortium, and National Manufacturing Institute that is transforming fabrics into sophisticated systems, allowing clothes to connect to the Internet, see, hear, sense and communicate, change color and monitor health. Our headquarters team is a small, diverse and passionate group dedicated to advancing AFFOA’s mission. We work hard and long hours, but laugh a lot and are excited about the amazing (and mind-boggling) impact we are having on the future of fabrics and textiles. Would you like to join us, to help ‘unfold’ the future?AFFOA is seeking a hands-on, fast-paced individual. As a part of an integrated product team, the candidate will report to the Director of Operations – Contracts and Finance, and work closely with finance, program management, and technical staff. Duties primarily focus on subcontracts and procurement, but provide an exciting opportunity to grow in a complex environment that combines government contracts, commercial agreements, and grants.

Job Duties

  • Draft, negotiate, document, execute, and administer a variety of routine and complex contractual instruments (e., commercial contracts, teaming agreements, subawards, procurements, and NDAs)
  • Perform cost or price analysis for subcontracts and procurement’s to determine price reasonableness
  • Cradle-to-grave subcontract and sub-award activities including SOW development, issuing RFP/RFQs, analyzing risk, purchasing parts/materials, leading negotiations, and closeout
  • Manage the solicitation and evaluation processes by preparing documentation, creating review criteria, managing submissions, and holding discussions
  • Work independently, collaborate with team members, and communicate with stakeholders
  • Take initiative in identifying and performing the tasks required, removing barriers to progress
  • Support a range of other Institute activities, as necessary in a high pressure, face-paced, start-up environment

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business or related degree; MBA preferred
  • 4+ years’ Industry or University experience working with proposals, subcontracts, and/or grants
  • Experience with various contracts including CPFF, Cost-Share, FFP, T&M, and Labor Hour
  • Familiarity with government regulations such as 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance, FAR, and/or DFARS
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing in a positive manner
  • Deltek Costpoint or other ERP system experience preferred

AFFOA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

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