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SMX Contracts Specialist (1481) in Topeka, Kansas

Contracts Specialist (1481)at SMX(View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/)

United States

Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

The Contracts Specialist will work closely with the sales team and program leads with responsibility for all aspects of the state/local, commercial, and federal contracts process for the Cloud Business Unit. This responsibility includes drafting, reviewing, revising, and negotiating a variety of state/local, commercial, and federal cloud contracts with customers and partners. The Contracts Specialist position will regularly work with all functional departments across the company including finance, program management, subcontracts, and accounting to support the full life cycle of all award agreements.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Administer state/local, commercial, and federal agreements supporting the Cloud Business Unit, to include but not limited to, such Master Services Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Software Licensing Agreements, Resale Agreements, and Statements of Work for cloud computing in addition to Prime Contracts and Subcontracts with Federal Agencies

  • Manage a portfolio of strategic federal, state, and commercial customer contracts and relationships including contract amendments and renewals of existing legacy contracts.

  • Review and analyze documents to determine contractual obligations and risks; explain these commitments to internal stakeholders

  • Interprets contracts to ensure alignment with company objectives and policies

  • Ensures that contracts contain all appropriate terms and conditions

  • Monitor project end dates and manage any related renewals in coordination with internal stakeholders

  • Act as a liaison between organization and customers to support the management of Agreements

  • Support internal policies and procedures in the execution of contract administration duties

  • Willingness to establish, attend and actively participate in meetings with customers and partners

  • Review Request for Information and Solicitations and assist in the development of proposal responses ensuring consistency with corporate policy, pertinent regulations, and customer requirements. Assist in the management of contract proposal volumes, supporting any related fact funding and documentation completion to ensure proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements

  • Utilize Deltek Costpoint contract management database and other repositories to ensure that contracts and related correspondence are properly stored and tracked.

  • Other projects as assigned by the Contracts Manager and/or Director of Contracts

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Clearance Required: None, but must be eligible to obtain

  • At least 2-5 years of commercial and/or federal contracts experience

  • Ability to interpret policies, contracts, and laws and relevance to commercial and federal transactions, particularly related to cloud service offerings

  • Excellent time management, communication, decision-making, and organization skills.

  • Experience with Cloud Service Providers

  • Knowledge of all contract types

  • Effective verbal and communication skills in a business environment.

  • Ability to participate on cross-functional teams both within the contracts department and with other corporate departments while maintaining a collaborative environment.

  • Must have general business skills and Microsoft Office Suite programs

  • Manage multiple assignments and engagements concurrently

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, terms, conditions, and policies governing contracts, including FAR, DFAR and other agencies

  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be flexible and a fast learner

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in Deltek Costpoint is a plus


SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.