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Contract Manager
Ref No.: 20-00073
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Are you passionate about technology? Join our growing team! AboutWeb, an award-winning IT solutions company, has been providing excellence in product development, application design, and cybersecurity solutions, since 1998. We are a diverse blend of engineers, developers, and cybersecurity professionals, providing cutting-edge solutions to real-world issues and solving problems for clients.
AboutWeb is a subsidiary of Penacity, LLC.

We are currently seeking a Contract Manager for our client in Chantilly, VA.

Who You Are

You are a highly motivated individual who is passionate about providing world-class, cradle-to-grave contract management services. You firmly believe that Contracts is a vital company function and that the proactive management of corporate agreements provides strategic value to the organization. You embrace that negotiating contracts is not done in isolation – it requires input from stakeholders such as business developers, operational leaders, and executives. You understand that regular communications regarding the status of negotiation discussions is vital for team success. Yet at the same time, you own protecting the best interests of the company and minimizing execution risk at all times and with every task. You are a stickler for details and process adherence and you are constantly looking for ways to improve business practices to support company objectives.

Impact Description

We are actively seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to manage all aspects of its Contracts function. The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for all contract actions, support all contract negotiations, build trusted relationships with government counterparts and internal stakeholders, maintain high-levels of service quality, and ensure alignment with the company's long and short-term performance objectives. This person will be highly self-confident and display the humility to accept input and ideas from key internal stakeholders that enable a Better Future for the organization, its customers, and its partners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead contract negotiations with government entities
  • Lead NDA, teaming agreement, and subcontract negotiations with partners
  • Conduct contract reviews and risk assessments to ensure compliance
  • Draft contract language and changes for and during negotiations
  • Monitor and report funding and period of performance risk for all contracts
  • Work closely with business developers and operational leaders to ensure communication with appropriate counterparts during contract monitoring and negotiations
  • Assist internal stakeholders in developing negotiation and risk mitigation strategies as part of proposal preparation
  • Keep internal stakeholders informed of relevant contract changes and required actions (e.g., funding, period of performance, delivery requirements, and other non-administrative changes)
  • Provide regular and timely status regarding contract activity and potential risk


Education & Certifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in business, or similar field, from an accredited University
  • Certification in Contracts Management (CPCM)

Minimum Experience Required

  • 10 years' experience performing contract management functions, with at least 5 years' experience as the departmental lead
  • Government contracts experience, specifically in IT professional services
  • Thorough understanding of FAR/DFAR, and 
  • Experience across all contract types and vehicles


  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Process-oriented, relationship builder – both internally and externally
  • Ability to understand complex issues, identify opportunities, and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Extremely ethical and adamant about honoring commitments
  • Collaborative and transparent team player
  • Accountable and responsible for quality delivery and goal attainment
  • Flexible, adaptive, and highly responsive as objectives evolve
  • Tenacious professional – thrives on meeting and exceeding expectations
  • High levels of engagement and responsiveness to a variety of stakeholders
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