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Subcontracts Manager

Job Description


Do you love to issue Subcontract Agreements?

Are you passionate about Science and Technology?

Do you like contributing to dynamic Program Teams?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a Subcontracts Manager to help us manage all contractual matters including negotiations, resolving issues, executing agreements and overseeing subcontracts. You will be an integral part of a larger team that thrives in a fast- paced, multi- priority environment where meeting aggressive deadlines is the norm.


As a Subcontracts Manager...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to partner closely with our technical teams, their Program Management Offices, other functional departments, and Subcontractor teams.
  • You will be required to exercise independent judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods for obtaining solutions, focusing on clear communication and relationship management.
  • You will manage a portfolio of work that will include the full procurement life cycle of subcontractor services by guiding technical staff through the acquisition process, including pre-solicitation planning, review and critique of the statements of work (SOW), evaluation of contractor proposals, conducting negotiations, awarding contracts, managing contractor performance, and ultimately contract closeout.
  • You will conduct price and/or cost analysis of subcontractor proposals including writing associated narrative documentation.
  • You will conduct negotiations with subcontractors and ensure that the appropriate flow downs and provisions are incorporated into the subcontracts.
  • You will maintain electronic subcontract files and ensure compliance with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) and APL Procurement Manual.
  • You will use effective communication and work as part of a team with daily interaction with both internal and external partners.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field; or equivalent years of professional contracts or subcontracts work experience;
  • Have 4 or more years of professional level experience in Subcontracts or Prime Contracts applying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and contractor-side government contracting;
  • Have experience with and proficiency in analyzing, negotiating, awarding and administering standard types of contracts;
  • Are willing and able to work at the Laurel, Maryland location during the core business hours of 8:30am- 5:00pm Monday through Friday;
  • Are able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U. S. citizenship.


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Possess an advanced degree;
  • Have expertise performing complex cost/ price analyses;
  • Possess a professional certification (CFCM, CPCM)


Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.



About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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