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General Electric Senior Specialist 3 - Contract Management in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Lawyers and non-lawyers supporting the commercial side of the business including contract development and agreement management, external customer sales of products and services, government contracting. The Contracts Manager will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing contract leadership and expertise for commercial and government project teams across the Power Conversion portfolio. In this role, the Contract Manager will also provide oversight of program property management needs and be the focal point within the Government projects organization for contract specific tasks such as the lead support of contract property disposition and closeout, and the interpretation and negotiation of contract level terms and issues, as well as involvement in long term strategy and planning.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Non-legal contract experts primarily supporting all phases (ITO and OTR) of projects including negotiations, managing commercial issues, customer and supplier relationships, claims, disputes and insurance.

  • Support proposal activities, including but not limited to: analysis of the Request for Proposals, ensuring proper contract reviews and relevant compliance matrices are completed before any proposals are submitted to customer or any execution activities begin, with particular attention to the financial and business risks of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meeting, preparing terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted

  • Partner closely with the commercial teams and customers to assure a clear understanding of the contract terms and appropriate regulations before and during execution of the contract.

  • Provide support and guidance to project teams during contract execution to ensure full compliance with contract terms and relevant government regulations

  • Offer innovative approaches to problem solving and develop solutions to contracting issues in supporting all phases of the acquisition cycle

  • Support sourcing with preparation of flow-down packages for sub-contractors/suppliers and managing sub-contractors/suppliers during contract execution

  • Ensure that proper FAR, DFARS, DEARS, and other commercial and government flow-down requirements are complied with in subcontracts and contracts

  • Skilled influencer, able to communicate complex messages to others. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

  • Impact approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Working within broad guidelines and policies, roles at this level have moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of evaluative judgment.

  • Use judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems that impact the function. Take new perspective on existing solutions. Use technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Use multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • minimum of 6 years of experience in government and commercial contract formation and execution

  • US Citizen

  • Ability to obtain Secret clearance

  • Domain expertise with Commercial terms and conditions, UCC, Federal Acquisition Regulations, with emphasis in Parts 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items and 15 Contracting by Negotiation, and DoD FAR Supplement

  • Experience with various contract types (i.e. Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) and contract change management

  • Experience in researching compliance issues, applicable regulations and law, and formulating recommendations to management

  • Proven ability to draft and negotiate contractual language

Desired Characteristics

  • Power industry contracting experience interfacing directly with commercial and government customers or prime contractors

  • Extensive knowledge of contract formation and regulations

  • Proficiency with Excel, Power Point, and Word

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and cohesively with teams

  • Solid oral and written communication skills

  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex contractual issues

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with ability to build solid relationships with others in the pricing team, cost contributors, and management

  • High-energy team player

  • Ability to manage projects / assignments within tight deadlines

  • Professional certification by the NCMA, NPMA, US government contracts

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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