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Manager, Contracts

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Jul 27, 2022
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Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Under the direction of Government Contracts and Subcontracts leadership, responsible for conducting the preparation, negotiation, acceptance, and management of government contracts, subcontracts and proposals. Responsible for creating, maintaining, reviewing and approving contractual/proposal documents for adherence to government specifications and company policy.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.

  • Manages the entire contract life cycle; including proposals, awards, change orders modifications, etc. for moderately complex contract(s);
  • With the oversight of Government Contracts and Subcontracts leadership, assists in new business initiatives to include but not limited to; reviewing solicitations and individually,
  • Lead/manage the preparation of cost/business proposal volumes compliant with federal government solicitations;
  • In consult with Government Contracts and Subcontracts leadership, research and interpret government regulations as they apply to contracts and advise program management staff and other company personnel of contractual rights, responsibilities, and obligations;
  • Keep Government Contracts and Subcontracts leadership advised of all issues and recommended mitigation strategies;
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in written and verbal settings, highly complex topics and training information;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers, maintaining a high level of professionalism in all interactions;
  • Ensure accuracy on all documentation/information provided to internal and external customers;
  • Serves as the internal primary point of contact for contractual issues, disputes, and resolutions for project specific internal company stakeholders (Government Contracts &
  • Subcontracts leadership, program management, legal team, finance team, etc.
  • Maintains contract files and trackers/databases, including correspondence, research, price/cost analysis, award memorandums, modifications, changes in personnel, change proposals, etc.;
  • Drafts contracts and recommends contract terms which minimize risk and maximizes
  • profitability;
  • Acting as representative liaison and point of contact with the Customer on formal communications and submittals, and as delegated, leading the negotiations for contract modifications;
  • Acting as representative liaison and point of contact with major subcontractors on formal communications and submittals, and as delegated, leading the negotiations for new subcontracts, to include issuance and internal evaluation of RFX and debriefing of offerors, and subcontract modifications;
  • Analyzing and interpreting contract requirements, including all terms and conditions,
  • FAR/HHSAR/DFARS, applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies to ensure compliance and initiate corrective action as required;
  • Supports ad hoc data calls.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.



• Bachelor’s Degree OR


• A minimum of five (5) years of experience with dedicated work under U.S. Government

Contracts/FAR based Federal contracting may be substituted for bachelor’s degree


• Strong knowledge of standard contracting processes;

• Demonstrable understanding of standard contract terms and provisions.


• Excellent comprehension and analytical skills;

• Superior organizational skills and demonstrated work efficiency;

• Strong attention to detail, with an ability to prioritize competing projects;

• Capacity to manage a heavy workload.


Successful applicants for this position that are required to be onsite at any Emergent site at any time, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment,  subject to legally required exemptions.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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