Manager of Contracts

Massachusetts, United States
18 Sep 2018
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18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF)-Contracts, to lead a team of contract professionals who serve the MIT community by reviewing, analyzing, preparing, negotiating, and administering commercial contracts for the procurement of goods and services. Will manage the contracts team while tackling the most complex agreements, addressing and advising on procurement compliance and policy and risk matters, and enhancing opportunities for positive collaboration and engagement with members of the MIT community; and collaborate with the director of strategic sourcing and contracts and Institute leaders on matters of risk, policy, and compliance.

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Job Requirements

REQUIREDfour years’ experience in the administration of complex commercial contracts including review, drafting, and negotiation; contract strategy; compensation structures; commercial contracting terms and conditions; risk analysis; and contractual risk mitigation.

Other required qualifications include a commitment to delivering exemplary customer service; experience leading teams/projects to successful completion, including setting and ensuring deadlines are met for the entire group; ability to identify and resolve problems and deficiencies; strong analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; ability to provide accurate interpretation and implementation advice to leadership and staff; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify, communicate, and implement complex business solutions for clients; demonstrated ability to collaborate across a complex and decentralized organization, work effectively as part of a team, and maintain collegial relationships with staff at all levels; and the ability to strategically link long-range business goals to daily activities and to prioritize projects. 

J.D. certification is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of and experience with government contracting and federal acquisition regulations and experience in a university or in-house counsel environment also preferred.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.