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Senior Manager, Federal Contract Administration

Chantilly, Virginia, United States

Project Administration & Management

Job Description

Cerner Government Services is looking for a Senior Manager, Federal Contracts Administrator to work on our Federal Contracts team. The Senior Manager will be responsible for overseeing and providing guidance on contract modifications and/or amendments to large, complex, or broad scope contracts requiring integration with third parties and analyzing and reviewing contracts for risk and compliance with internal policies and procedures and federal contracting policies, laws and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other agency-specific regulations as well as advise stakeholders of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretations of terms and conditions. Additional responsibilities will include assigning resources and overseeing on-time execution of federal contracting tasks and developing and implement contracting and negotiation strategies to achieve business objectives while identifying risk and implementing mitigation strategies.
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Client Services

Working directly with our clients is one of the most impactful careers you will find. Whether your background is in health care, business or technology you can help transform the quality of care for all of us.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, or Juris Doctor or a related field
  • At least 8 years of contract administration or contract management work experience
  • At least 6 years of administration or management of federal government contracts work experience
  • 4 years of experience in people management, matrix management, project management or other indirect leadership work experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Seek to understand disagreements, ensure all perspectives are heard and facilitate a plan for resolution.
  • Delegate the work appropriately, provide clear expectations and follow up to ensure progress and overcome roadblocks. Identify associates and team priorities based on business direction and adjust when needed.
  • Lead by example and share knowledge and experiences with associates and team. Create a respectful work environment where you advocate for your team, create accountability and recognize their accomplishments.
  • Provide timely feedback to encourage success, ensure accountability, and connect opportunities for your associates’ development.
  • Identify the right talent to achieve the desired results. Promote and build a diverse cohesive team to accomplish objectives and align associates' skills to fill gaps.
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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