• Senior Manager of Contracts

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.



    To provide day-to-day management of the company’s Contracts department which handles life-cycle US Government, commercial and international contract management for all divisions of the company. Interfaces with program and customer offices in Uganda as the primary contractual point of contact.  Helps develop and enforce company and departmental procedures relating to contract compliance and business administration.


    • Supports the Director of Contracts in providing contractual counsel to the Officers and Group Vice Presidents.
    • Supports proposal activities including an active role in developing the Business Volume and assuring compliance with the solicitation.
    • Supports the Director of Contracts with the reviews and approval of all department templates for subcontracts, consultant agreements, teaming and confidentiality agreements and contract related procurements. Reviews and presents for approval all negotiated deviations from standard language.
    • Supervises Contracts administration staff, including professional development and performance management.
    • Develops and prepares complex and sensitive internal and external communications.
    • Works with the Director to implement best practices and technology solutions.
    • Supports the subcontracting and procurement activities by overseeing solicitation development and execution of subcontracts during program lifecycle.
    • Provides contractual advice and recommendations to project managers, proposal development staff and senior management, ensuring contractual and regulatory compliance.This includes  documentation of allocability, allowability and reasonableness of costs; identification and protection of intellectual property rights
    • Assists in the development of corporate contracts and grants policies, procedures and document templates, including the implementation and training of SSS staff.
    • Produces or contributes to the production of client and/or internal financial reports, including pipeline analyses, revenue projection and analyses, contract backlog, etc.
    • Performs additional duties, including special projects, as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field;
    • At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in government contracts, grants, subcontracts and procurement management, including extensive experience in the management of complex multi-year, multi-million dollar IDIQ, T&M, CPFF and FFP contracts.
    • Advanced knowledge of the FAR, AIDAR and other agency supplements is essential to lead contract negotiations and procurement activities supporting primarily Cost Reimbursable contracts as well as some Fixed Price and T&M agreements. .
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and multitasking skills under tight deadlines are also essential, as is the ability to work well with little supervision. 
    • Must have proven leadership skills and be able to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, colleagues, and staff.
    • Familiarity with Gov. approved procurement systems with CPSR experience desired.
    • Experience using Deltek Costpoint a plus.

    SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discrimated against on the basis of disability.



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