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 734556 - Director, Government Contracts - GAITHERSBURG, Maryland, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo Inc. 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$1000 - 70000
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Operations - Purchasing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 734556 / Latpro-3828754 
Date posted: Oct-02-2021
State, Zip: Maryland, 20899


System ID 734556
Category Legal
Relocation Type No
Employment Status Full-Time

Unit Description

Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for a

Director, Government Contracts

This is a remote-based role. Candidates can be based in any US location.

About Sodexo's Government Segment: We are a federal contractor within Sodexo and have a business portfolio of approximately $450 million in revenue and our star status client portfolio includes the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, Intelligence business and Federal Government locations throughout the United States and Guam.

Are you the one?

Do you have experience with government contracts? Are you able to build strategic relationships inside and outside of the organization, influencing leaders as well as government partners?

Sodexo Government is seeking a qualified Contracts Director, that has demonstrated skills and experience in working with the government and in-depth knowledge of various commercial and government contract types and significant working knowledge of the following regulations:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)
  • US Ability One Commission Regulations, and
  • the Service Contract Act (SCA)

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Government Contract's Director:

  • Plays a proactive part in developing the government segment's contract management function and takes joint responsibility for the achievement of the function's objectives.
  • Provides recommendations and authoritative advice on key dependencies, risks, liabilities and opportunities in solicitations, proposals and contracts (federal, state/local and commercial).
  • Undertakes contract management activities, including (but not limited to):
  • Drafting contractual agreements, g., confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, etc.
  • Interpreting, when required, the contracted requirement, including terms and conditions and scope of work; and
  • Provides active participation in the company's bids and proposal process.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

An advanced degree from an accredited college or university (a Juris Doctor degree is preferred).

Additional requirements:

  • 8+ years applicable business-related work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate, influence and operate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to formulate negotiation strategies, carry out negotiations and problem solve.
  • Displays passion, energy, drive, agility and resilience in achieving work-related goals under challenging circumstances.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent, and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring, and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance ... every day.

Learn more about Sodexo's operations

Learn more about Sodexo's Benefits

Position Summary

Under general supervision, works with various Segment, corporate and client personnel to ensure the integrity of operations aligns with the contractual commitments and assesses the liability of Sodexo during each phase of the process, bid proposal, contract negotiations, agreements and amendments. Drafts, negotiates, and administers all aspects of multinational contracts, unit sub-contracts and franchise agreements with a value above $10M from request for proposal through life of contract for all Segments.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in contracting or related experience

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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