Position Type: Contract To Direct

Title: Subcontracts Manager

Location: Mississippi

Pay Range: Open – Negotiable






Must have a working knowledge of government contracting practices (i.e. Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense FAR Supplement).

Required to apply analytical skills to gather information, discern best value, develop acquisition strategies, and systematically document all phases of a negotiated action.

Understands various types and methods of contracting, subcontracting, and purchasing, as well maintains a working knowledge of relevant government regulations.

Effective communication skills are critical for networking, coordination, and team work to meet strict quality, delivery, and cost deadlines.

Develops subcontract specifications, work statements and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment and/or services.

Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders’ conferences, analyzes, and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects, or recommends subcontractors, writes awards (with supervision), and administers resulting subcontracts.

Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts. Demonstrates creativity and latitude to meet established goals and objectives.

Requires the capacity to self-direct and reprioritize activity to support business needs and meet deadlines.

May be assigned discretionary authority to provide work direction and constructive feedback for other employees within the department.

Works individually or as part of a team, assisting with the negotiation of short- and long-term agreements for raw materials, parts, subassemblies, finished goods, maintenance, repair and operations materials, equipment, tooling, supplies and/or services from suppliers.

Participates in day-to-day subcontract administration activities including market research supplier sourcing and basic price/cost analysis.

Issues purchase orders.

Follows up with requesters and end users regarding purchase orders.

Assists with supplier metrics and advising suppliers of their performance.

Reviews statements of work material specifications, service contracts, and terms and conditions when required.

Acts as liaison and point of contact with the supplier on formal communications and deliverables.

Acts as liaison and point of contact for coordination and communication all departments on subcontract related issues.

Promotes continuous improvement in the procurement organization.

Gathers information to evaluate the financial stability, technical capability, process control, capacity and continuous improvement techniques of suppliers when required.

Follows all supply chain policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials and ability to keep information regarding all purchasing or commodity strategies confidential.

Maintains close communication with supplier account and customer service personnel and management levels, if necessary, to minimize risk because of supplier capacity issues, plant shutdowns and other day-to-day disruptions that may affect and/or open purchase orders.

Assists related departments when applicable.

Conducts supplier site audits and investigations when required.

Works under pressure and, in some cases, tight deadlines.

Works with minimal supervision






Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.).

Working knowledge of the FAR and DFARS is essential.

Basic software worksheet techniques.

Good communication and writing skills.

Preferred work experience includes performing material and service sourcing activities such as quoting, analyzing, negotiating, reporting and supplier rationalization activities (adding/removing suppliers and familiarity with approved supplier lists, bid lists, and small business requirements).







Bachelor’s degree in business or finance and six years of experience or master’s degree and four years of experience.

Six to eight years of experience related to subcontracting can be substituted for bachelor’s degree.












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