Job: Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager | Vera Solutions

Focus: Review, edit, and manage a broad range of contracts, Oversee the contract change process, Drive Vera to be compliant with all FAR standards

Supervisor: COO

Location: Remote (within the United States) 

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze, and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with more than 65 full-time staff based in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

The Contracts Manager will review, edit, and manage a broad range of contracts. You will be responsible for coordinating the overall contracting process to support Vera’s business objectives and risk management needs. You will also be responsible for overseeing the contract change process, developing strategies for negotiation in alignment with company objectives and lead negotiations for complex contracts. The ideal candidate will be able to drive Vera to be compliant with all FAR standards, including monitoring changes and implementing updates where necessary to maintain compliance. You will be the first point of contact regarding any contract-related inquiries, and you will be responsible for responding to any questions regarding contract obligations and revisions. We’re looking for someone who will be willing to work remotely (within the United States), and on a part-time basis. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent attention to detail, communication, time management skills and strong contract management experience. We want someone who displays collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review, edit, and manage a broad range of contracts
  • Coordinate the overall contracting process to support Vera’s business objectives and risk management needs
  • Oversee the contract change process, develop strategies for negotiation in alignment with company objectives and lead negotiations for complex contracts
  • Drive Vera to be compliant with all FAR standards, including monitoring changes and implementing updates where necessary to maintain compliance
  • Stay on top of applicable regulations, laws, and proposed legislation, and interpret the potential impact on current and future contracts
  • Respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Adhere to all requirements of the contract review and approval process
  • Ensure proper recording of all required information in the CRM system (Salesforce.com)

Qualification and Experience

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, business management or a related field
  • 5+ years of Contract Management experience
  • 2+ years in a Federal contracting environment (experience in U.S. government contracting)
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of FAR, FedRAMP, FIPS and other agency requirements in connection with the negotiation of state, local and U.S. Federal government contracts
  • Transactional experience with a focus on drafting and negotiating agreements, SaaS technology agreements preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about expanding knowledge and skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, demanding, high-growth environment
  • Happy taking initiative and working independently
  • Willing to work on a part-time basis
  • The right to work in the United States

Desirable

  • Master’s degree in legal studies or business administration
  • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designation through the National Contract Management Association
  • Experience working in a SaaS company or other technology consulting company
  • In-house law department or law firm experience

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers competitive compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

To apply, complete an online application (attaching CV and cover letter).

Applications are rolling and will be considered as they are submitted.
For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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