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Deputy Director of Contracting Services

Company: Lincoln Laboratory, Massasychetts Institute Of Tec
Location: Lexington
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas: Biotechnology and Human Systems, Air, Missile & Maritime Defense; Homeland Protection & ATC; Cyber Security & Information Sciences; Communications Systems; Engineering; Advanced Technology; Space Systems & Technology; ISR & Tactical Systems. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment. Job Summary The Contracting Services Department is seeking a Deputy Director of Contracting for Acquisition/ Assistant Department Head to provide leadership, direction, and management of acquisition personnel. As a senior leader reporting to the Director of Contracting, the Deputy will oversee the Senior Managers of the acquisition functions such as contingent hiring, procurement and subcontracts. The Deputy will be directly involved in strategic leadership, management, oversight, and direction to an organization of approximately one hundred staff. This position will work in close partnership with another Deputy in performing a diverse set of functions including department strategic direction. The successful candidate will have high visibility across the entire laboratory conducting educational seminars, communications, and other support activities to the research teams and management personnel. This role will frequently provide data to, engage with, and interact with U.S. Government oversight functions, audit offices, and other external parties. Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as leader in a contracting department at a dynamic research organization under a USAF contract
  • Actively monitors acquisition policy developments, interprets regulations, public laws and other governance requirements, and advises on recommendations
  • Ensure process compliance with prime contract requirements, FAR/DFARS/CFR regulations and MIT/Laboratory policies
  • Monitors organizational and individual performance metrics to assess effectiveness
  • Identifies innovative solutions to optimize the organization's effectiveness and efficiency
  • Oversee teams that conduct purchasing operations for the Laboratory
  • Assists in the acquisition planning and negotiation of complex Purchase Orders and Subcontracts
  • Performs as a key role model guiding, mentoring, and training staff Requirements
    • Bachelor Degree in relevant business field of study
    • 12 to 15 minimum years of progressive relevant work experience with significant supervisory and managerial experience
    • 10 years of experience related to the award and management of Purchase Orders, Subcontracts, and other legal agreements primarily under DoD prime contracts
    • Comprehensive knowledge of TINA, CAS, CPSR, FAR/DFARS and CPFF subcontracts
    • Experience and successful record of process improvement implementations
    • Demonstrated effectiveness leading and motivating teams to achieve favorable results
    • Experience and successful record of staff development and mentoring
    • Strong verbal, written communication, and decision making skills
    • Demonstrated success solving complex acquisition and contracting problems
    • Demonstrated effectiveness interacting with US Government acquisition and contracting personnel Preferred Qualifications
      • Masters Certificate or degree in Government Contracting
      • Professional contracting certification such as through the National Contract Management Association
      • Master's degree in relevant business field of study
      • Acquisition experience awarding or under United States Air Force prime contracts
      • Acquisition experience at a college or university, Federally Funded Research and Development Center, or University Affiliated Research Center Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required. Requisition ID: 32062 --
        Nearest Major Market: Boston
        Job Segment: Manager, Biotech, Engineer, Laboratory, Procurement, Management, Science, Engineering, Operations

Keywords: Lincoln Laboratory, Massasychetts Institute Of Tec, Huntsville , Deputy Director of Contracting Services, Executive , Lexington, Alabama

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