SRI International has an immediate need for a Director of Subcontracts to lead a team of subcontract management professionals. This position will be located in SRI’s Washington, DC (Arlington) office and will manage a geographically-diverse team with staff located in Arlington, Menlo Park, CA, and Princeton, NJ. Reporting to the Managing Director of Contracts, the Director of Subcontracts will oversee subcontract activities across the entire life cycle of subcontract management activities, including support of proposals, negotiation and administration, and subcontract closeout.
Building and directing a motivated, effective, customer-focused, and highly professional subcontract management team
Ensure that effective, efficient, and compliant subcontracts support is provided to SRI’s various research divisions.
Provide leadership and manage the activities and workflow of the subcontracts staff
Lead the professional development of the subcontract staff, including career development, training, and individual performance management
As necessary, support major proposals and major subcontract/supplier evaluations/negotiations, and representing the company with internal and external customers at all levels regarding subcontract and contract issues.
Provide input to management to surface issues/concerns, reduce organizational risk and maximize efficiencies.
Facilitate and maintain a close and constructive working relationship between the subcontracts staff and its customers (e.g., divisional research staff, business personnel, and management).
Act as an intermediary as necessary between Purchasing, Finance, IT, Internal Audit, and other support functions for issues relating to implementing and/or modifying subcontracts systems and procedures.
Ensuring, along with the Director of Procurement and other SRI stakeholders, the continued government approval of Government-related systems such as the purchasing system and small business compliance program.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience, including at least 5 years as a people manager.
Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
Experience providing authoritative interpretation and analysis of government subcontracts-related regulations, with particular emphasis on FAR, DFAR, DHHS, DARPA, NSF Grant Policy regulations, and OBM Circular A-133.
Must communicate verbally and in writing with a high degree of sophistication and effectiveness.
Ability to forcefully advocate for adherence to important policies and procedures, while also having the flexibility and the confidence to appropriately adapt those rules to new and evolving circumstances.
Employ a range of styles and approaches to best address a broad range of situations and client and company needs.
Work collaboratively with the Managing Director of Contracts and others inside and outside of the team to structure and simplify work streams so that tasks may be handled most effectively and efficiently.
Make difficult, but appropriate, personnel decisions while maintaining high levels of team performance.
In concert with the Managing Director of Contracts, apply unconventional or “out of the box” approaches to problem solving.
Proactively identify areas of concern (e.g., personnel or team deficiencies) and mobilize the resources for effective change.
Provide leadership in the design, modification, and application of SRI-wide subcontract-related systems.
Appropriately delegate work to subordinates, while maintaining staff morale and effectiveness.
Working under the supervision of Managing Director of Contracts, lead the resolution of government audits pertaining to subcontracts matters
Identify, foster, and mentor team members in key leadership positions.
Deploy highly-developed listening skills, and be able to foster these skills in team members.
A drug screen will be required as part of the hiring process.
U.S. Citizenship required.
Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required. See http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/ps_faqs.html
BACKGROUND CHECK Employment with SRI International is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
EOE/AA SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
HOW TO APPLY Visit our career portal at https://www.sri.com/careers/search-jobs and apply to auto req ID 1617BR
Silicon Valley-based SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, performs sponsored R&D for governments, businesses, and foundations. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. SRI, commemorating its 65th anniversary in 2011, is known for world-changing innovations in computing, health and pharmaceutica...ls, chemistry and materials, sensing, energy, education, national defense, and more.
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