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General Electric Contracts Manager-Government in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

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 North America portfolio. The successful candidate will report to Contracts Leadership and will have responsibility for the administration and oversight of contractual obligations and compliance. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts. They will participate in contract proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contract activities to manage assigned contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. The Contracts Manager will ensure that contractual obligations are communicated and understood, ensure fulfillment of contract requirements, manage contract changes, and maintain historical information. The Contracts Manager will be an embedded member of the program management team, supporting program success and new growth opportunities across the portfolio. This position will require a thorough understanding of contracting and experience negotiating complex terms and conditions and will primarily focus on continued execution of various direct USG and commercial sale procurement contracts, post-production support and warranty.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Establish records for government property by maintaining the property tracking system

  • Provide periodic accountability reports to internal and external customers as required to support contractual requirements

  • Preparing written communications with internal and external customers for assigned contractual matters

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

  • 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, familiarity with Other Transaction Authority (OTA)

  • Proven ability to draft and negotiate contractual language

Desired Qualifications:

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

  • Contract Management Certification (Certified Professional Contract Manager, Certified Commercial Contract Manager, Certified Federal Contract Manager, Certified Contract Management Associate)

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

  • Claims management experience

  • 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

The salary range for this position is $105,400-$175,600 USD Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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: No