Contracts Manager

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Remote (within the United States)
Job Type
Part-time
Deadline for Applications
07/23/2020
How to Apply
Go to the application link
Where to Apply
https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/2020contractsmanager
Tags
Part-time

About Vera:
Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations.

Position Overview:
The Contracts Manager will review, edit, and manage a broad range of contracts. You will be responsible for coordinating the overall contracting process to support Vera’s business objectives and risk management needs. You will also be responsible for overseeing the contract change process, developing strategies for negotiation in alignment with company objectives and lead negotiations for complex contracts. The ideal candidate will be able to drive Vera to be compliant with all FAR standards, including monitoring changes and implementing updates where necessary to maintain compliance. You will be the first point of contact regarding any contract-related inquiries, and you will be responsible for responding to any questions regarding contract obligations and revisions.

We’re looking for someone who will be willing to work remotely (within the United States), and on a part-time basis. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent attention to detail, communication, time management skills and strong contract management experience. We want someone who displays collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism.

Primary Responsibilities:
Review, edit, and manage a broad range of contracts
Coordinate the overall contracting process to support Vera’s business objectives and risk management needs
Oversee the contract change process, develop strategies for negotiation in alignment with company objectives and lead negotiations for complex contracts
Drive Vera to be compliant with all FAR standards, including monitoring changes and implementing updates where necessary to maintain compliance
Stay on top of applicable regulations, laws, and proposed legislation, and interpret the potential impact on current and future contracts
Respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
Adhere to all requirements of the contract review and approval process
Ensure proper recording of all required information in the CRM system (Salesforce.com)

Qualification and Experience:
Required:

Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, business management or a related field
5+ years of Contract Management experience
2+ years in a Federal contracting environment (experience in U.S. government contracting)
Thorough understanding and knowledge of FAR, FedRAMP, FIPS and other agency requirements in connection with the negotiation of state, local and U.S. Federal government contracts
Transactional experience with a focus on drafting and negotiating agreements, SaaS technology agreements preferred
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Enthusiastic about expanding knowledge and skills
Thrive in a fast-paced, demanding, high-growth environment
Happy taking initiative and working independently
Willing to work on a part-time basis
The right to work in the United States

Desirable:

Master’s degree in legal studies or business administration
Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designation through the National Contract Management Association
Experience working in a SaaS company or other technology consulting company
In-house law department or law firm experience