|Senior Contracts/Subcontracts Manager
Reference Number: NT1372
This position is to provide senior contracts / subcontracts management services relating to the execution of booked Space Radar and Major programs (currently the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, RCM) as well as to the negotiation, formation and administration of agreements required to support major pursuit activities.
As a team member of the RCM Program Management Office (PMO) and Commercial Services, the Senior Contracts / Subcontract Manager position is central to the execution of one of the company’s largest programs.
RCM Program Responsibilities:
- Manage the relationship with the PWGSC Program Contracting Authority
- Administer the RCM Prime Contract, ensuring that all obligations are met by MDA and the customer including anticipation of potential risk, and managing review and approval of any and all changes.
- Attend and support customer and company corporate program reviews and supervise, develop and mentor and oversee the work of Contracts/Subcontracts Specialists assigned to the program’s major subcontracts
- Work closely with the program, assist program management with program execution plans, and provide input for risk mitigation plans
- Negotiate or guide negotiations relating to contract and subcontract amendments with the customer and subcontractors
- Interface with program management and assigned contracts / subcontracts specialists to ensure adequate flowdown of requirements and administration of lower tier subcontracts
- Keep accurate and complete records of the Program’s contractual and business matters for the assigned scope of work
- Keep documented records of commitments made and understanding between the Company and its customers, subcontractors or suppliers
- Anticipate potential contractual and scope risks and report same on a regular basis (ad hoc if material) to the Director Space Radar and Director, Legal Affairs and Contracts
- Contribute to the development and improvement of program contracting and procurement activities, including compliance with Company procedures and policies
- Maintain a good understanding of the applicable processes and policies used by the Company to monitor its day to day affairs and follow those processes (e.g. contract approval, timesheet recording, performance reporting)
- The position requires travel both within Canada and, on occasions, internationally
Other Responsibilities – as required based on the Business Development environment:
- Formulate, present, obtain approval and execution of agreement documents covering large and complex sales contracts, teaming, cooperation, confidentiality, licensing, personal services consulting, and subcontracts for both sales and procurements.
- Attend and support applicable company corporate pursuit reviews.
- Provide thorough and timely review of documents drafted by other parties identifying, evaluating and mitigating commercial risk to the company
- Review and advise on contractual requirements and risks expressed in Request(s) for Proposals/Quotations, prepare checklists and draft compliance matrices and exception statements, including contract clauses, for incorporation into the Company’s proposals to a potential customer
- Requires post-secondary education from a recognized institute or a university degree in the field of accounting, business, science, law or engineering.
- A minimum of 15 years directly related commercial contracts management experience in industry or government
- A minimum of 10 years direct experience with Canadian Federal Government Procurement agreements including SACC manual knowledge
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including to senior management levels
- A proven team player
- Ability to comply with procedures and standards practicably
- Good working knowledge of personal computers and experience with various supporting software package including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and MS Project
- Working knowledge of other Government Standards such as NFAR, DFAR, FAR, MIL-SPEC and DEFCON or those applicable to space technology would be an asset
- Experience with domestic and international travel in to support of Company business activities and participation in or leading agreement negotiations
- Must be able to secure a Canadian Government (CISD) Personal Security Clearance to Secret level
Location: Richmond, BC
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