Senior Contracts Manager (TX)

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Senior Contracts Manager (TX)

Job description

About NSTXL

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions.


Each of our OTAs is a distinct member-based not-for-profit with its own membership that is managed and serviced by NSTXL. Currently, our OTAs have more than 600 corporate, non-profit, educational, and financial institution members. For these members, NSTXL offers opportunities to bid on government contracts, education and training, and live/virtual forums on a wide variety of topics.


Job Description

The National Security Technology Accelerator’s Senior Contracts Manager will oversee the day-to-day actions of the NSTXL-managed Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) contracting team while administering a large portfolio of complex, Other Transaction Agreements focused on prototypes and other Research & Development activities.


The Senior Contracts Manager will report to NSTXL’s Director of Contracts and will supervise a team of Specialists and Administrators. The scope of taskings will generally include documentation reviews & approvals; cradle-to-grave contracting support; assisting with strategy development and risk mitigations; conducting market research to assess policy trends and impacts; and innovating business processes. The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrable understanding of Government contracts, have direct experience supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition lifecycle, demonstrate strong negotiation skills, and enjoy working in a mission-driven, dynamic environment.

Job requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law or related field
  • 4+ years of prior relevant contracting experience
  • Supervisory/Management experience
  • Direct experience managing a defense-centric contracting portfolio
  • Possession of, or an ability to receive, SECRET-level clearance
  • Demonstrable analytical, communication, and presentation skills.
  • An ability to analyze risk, make sound business judgments, and create meaningful strategies
  • Strong proficiency with key Microsoft Office software, to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with Other Transaction agreements (10 U.S. Code § 4022)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Previous experience as Contracting Officer or Agreements Officer
  • Active Security Clearance (Secret-level or higher)
  • Certification from National Contracting Management Association (or equivalent)
  • DAWIA Level III in Contracting (or equivalent)

Location:

  • Remote: Houston, TX and surround areas
  • Travel for this position is estimated at 10%

About Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)

The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) was established in 2017 through the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. SpEC was created to bridge the cultural gap between military buyers and commercial space startups and small businesses through OTAs. The OTA’s innovative contracting process allows SpEC to solicit bids from a mix of member companies including companies that have not previously done work with the DoD. The SpEC OTAs mission is to work to:

  • Minimize barriers to entry for small businesses and non-traditional vendors
  • Promote integrated research and prototyping efficiencies
  • Leverage partnerships to increase flexibility and agility, reduce cost, improve technology, and decrease program development cycles

What We Offer

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions.

We strive to be one of the best places to work in America. We offer competitive salary and benefits including flexible work hours, paid sick leave, work from home accommodations, a 401(k)-profit sharing plan, a wellness plan, floating holidays and much more.