Contracts & Commercial Manager (FAR/DFAR)

  • ID: 541085
  • Posted: 7/8/2024
  • Location: Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions has been providing advanced manufacturing firms with our staffing related services for 65 years. Our international client that has been around for 100+ years has a need for a Contracts & Commercial Manager to join their Jurupa Valley, CA (West of Riverside) location or the employee can work from their The Woodlands, TX plant (North of Houston). The salary range is $130K - $160K with some flexibility, plus bonus. This is a hybrid position (3 days onsite, 2 at home), The employee can expect full time onsite during the ramp-up phase (2-3 months).

This position requires FAR government regulation experience (DFAR a plus). 3-4 years of experience with government contracts is required and compliance experience is a plus. This is a 1 person department. Their ideal candidate will have between 5 and 15 years of experience.

Supports the business team in the effective review, negotiation, and management of contracts to enable achievement of business plan goals, while minimizing the company's contractual risk and liability. Leads the site compliance program.
In-depth understanding of government contracting terms, compliance, legal clauses, risk interpretation and mitigation in contracts for executing legal documents to ensure there is no/minimum risk to company and protected against any liabilities.

Partner with the business to review all contracts related to Customers, Suppliers, Distributors, and Sales Representatives.
* Partners with business to review, draft and negotiate major account agreements, consulting agreements, special licensing, non-disclosure agreements, terms & conditions, amendments for customer orders and ensure there is no/minimum risk to company.
* Ensure compliance with all company contracts policies and procedures (e.g. CP-400, CP-102 ABC, and CP-GC Series). Interface as needed with internal legal team and outside attorneys to resolve contracts issues. Participate in company contract risk monthly reviews.
* Ensure compliance with all government regulations applicable to US government contracts. May be required to perform duties related to government incident evaluation and reporting.
* Represent company for finalizing and negotiating terms and conditions of contracts with Customers, Suppliers, Distributors, and Sales Representatives.
* Prepare contracts for internal review and approval and ensures compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws or regulations.
* Interpret contracts and advises business managers on contractual responsibilities, obligations, and penalties if any.
* Translate complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans for business.
* Manage a contract tracking and archiving system that will ensure traceability and security of executed customer contracts and changes.
* Develop and present contracts training that will ensure understanding of key contracting topics by the customer business team.
* Execute and continuously improve processes and procedures for customer contracts management, using company Business System principles and tools.
* Support group and corporate compliance initiatives, both at the local site level and in close coordination with peers at other sites.
* The focus of this position may be heavily weighted in one or more of the following areas, depending on the make-up of the contracts team and current business needs: Commercial contracts, government contracts, compliance, and/or intellectual property.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree or Law Degree 
Min 5 years of experience in contracts management, contract law, or business management. 
Min 3 years of experience with Government Contracting clauses and Compliance. This should include demonstrated in-depth understanding of contract terms and risk management. Knowledge of relevant regulations, including those administered by U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury (ITAR, EAR, OFAC).
Min 2 years of experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR).

Ability to obtain a U.S. government security clearance later on is required. 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
CCCM certification (Certified Commercial Contracts Manager) / CPCM certification (Certified Professional Contracts Manager) / CFCM certification (Certified Federal Contracts Manager) awarded by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) or equivalent.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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