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CDM Smith Subcontracts Manager - Services in Topeka, Kansas


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Job Description:

Flexible, remote, and hybrid opportunities are available

As member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

• Collaborating with senior leadership and/or functional management to gather program requirements for all aspects of subcontract execution including planning of work, terms and conditions, methodology for resolution of contract disputes, etc.

• Manages the subcontract request for proposal (RFP) process for non-commercial services

• Issues IFBs, RFP, RFQs for non-commercial services

• Reviews bidders/offerors proposals for alignment with RFP(s)/IFB(s) and makes recommendations to senior leadership and/or functional management on subcontractor selection.

• Manages, reviews and negotiates subcontract terms, conditions of solicitation, team agreements, subcontracts, and other related procurement agreements.

• Ensures subcontract final terms and conditions meet firm policies and procedures requirements.

• Manages and administers subcontracts

• Performs reviews and audits of subcontract execution including invoicing errors and reviews. Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, and compliance with terms and conditions.

• Manages day-to-day work activities of subcontracts staff.

• Provides feedback on performance appraisals.

• Manages the development and training of staff. Approves paid time off requests (PTO) and ensures human resources policies are followed.

• Performs other duties as required.

Job Title:

Subcontracts Manager - Services


FAO - Procurement

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Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree.

• 7 years of related experience with two years staff management experience.

• Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

• Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience with soliciting and awarding subcontracts for non-commercial services

• Demonstrated experience working with international proposals, international negotiations, and PO reviews

• Experience working with Federally funded international agencies like USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, etc.

• Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, strongly preferred.

• Strong experience leading subcontracts or procurement functions in federal government contracting environment.

• Knowledge of IDIQ, FFP, CP T&M subcontracts.

• Experience with Oracle and SharePoint.

• Knowledge of CPSR requirements.

• Analytical, problem solving, organizational, and negotiation skills.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.