International Contract Manager

Key Role:
Work as a key member of the legal department on the contracts team supporting Booz Allen’s business in the MENA region. Provide commercial and government contract consulting, negotiation, and structuring services consistent with firm policies and the objective of concluding business agreements to help the firm achieve revenue and profit goals, including mitigating business risks. Develop and coordinate contracting solutions that match the unique needs of Booz Allen’s service offerings and solutions in the region, including working in a fast-moving, start-up business environment. Provide full contract life cycle support, including strategy and planning, guidance concerning contract arrangements, pricing structures, sourcing approaches, contract proposal and award support, and RFP review and analysis, draft contract terms and assumptions, negotiation support, risk evaluation and mitigation, and post-award contract management, including contract administration, document management, and contract interpretation, advise on compliance requirements, and draft and negotiate amendments. Liaise with program managers, senior leaders, and internal client staff based in the MENA region and at the firm's corporate offices in the US, including working closely with the firm's legal counsel, finance, pricing, business operations, trade compliance, risk management, procurement, subcontracts, security, human resources, and other internal resources to help ensure comprehensive risk management. Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external key stakeholders and clients and support team members, as needed. This position is within the corporate legal department and is located in the MENA region.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience with contract management

-3+ years of experience with contract management in the MENA region, including representing suppliers in support technology and management consulting services agreements

-Ability to perform basic contract administration duties, including processing contract awards in internal systems and uploading documents to Microsoft SharePoint sites

-Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume, diverse workload successfully, consisting of a wide variety of contract types, including proposals, SOWs, MSAs, NDAs, software licenses, amendments, and change orders, such as meeting short deadlines with minimal manager supervision

-Ability to identify key contract obligations and potential business and legal risks, devise and implement strategies for mitigating risks, resolve contractual issues and disputes, articulate positions, and explain complex contract language in simple terms

-Ability to contribute effective, value-add contracting advice to internal business clients and to guide and direct internal clients in comprehending and interpreting business contract requirements

-Ability to travel within the MENA region, the UK, and the US

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with multi-national client transactions

-Experience with business software tools, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Ability to demonstrate a commercial mindset, be a business- and client-oriented team player, and build and maintain excellent working relationships with senior leaders and staff throughout the organization, including external clients

-Ability to be a self-starter with an excellent work ethic and a results-oriented performer who pays strict attention to detail

-Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize work activities, as needed

-Possession of excellent analytical, creative problem-solving, consulting, client management, collaboration, organizational, and listening skills

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent interpersonal skills at all levels within an organization

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