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Requisition Number 17-0279
Post Date 1/12/2018
Title Procurement/Subcontract Manager
City Baltimore
State MD

The Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a Procurement/ Subcontracts Manager within the Business Resource Center to have oversight of operations including supervising the activities of staff. Ideal candidates will possess technical expertise, integrity and knowledge of purchasing and subcontracting matters; drafting of contract language; and federal, state and local government statutes and regulations.

STScI is committed to providing extraordinary customer service to our internal and external customers. We are looking for an individual that shares this dedication. Manager will develop working relationships, as well as handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts. The manager will be the decision-maker to organize and prioritize work. Proficiency with subcontracting process including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with subcontractors and contract negotiations required. Subcontracts experience in a cross functional setting will lead to success.

The manager should have knowledge of both procurement and contract administration in both government and commercial environments. Knowledge of the complex concepts, theories, principles and practices that govern legal and financial transactions, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and OMB A-122, especially as they pertain to Government contracting is important. The manager will need to plan, organize, and handle multiple demands expertly. Each day there will be a need to facilitate and build consensus of diverse ideas and opinions while mitigating or resolving conflict. Effective verbal and written communications skills are the foundation for success in this role.


Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management or related field. Certifications such as CFCM, CCCM or CPCM desirable. Minimum of eight years increasingly responsible experience in Government procurement, commercial proposal preparation, negotiation and with a strong emphasis in subcontract administration including complex transactions. Manager should have team and project leadership. Experience working with SAP systems (Deltek Costpoint preferred) in a purchasing environment.

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application at and attach a resume in the “Resume Upload Section”. Please include job #17-0279 in the filename. Applications received by February 2, 2018 will receive full consideration.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a premier scientific community. STScI is dedicated to women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals applying.

Note: Substitution of additional relevant education or experience could be substituted for stated qualifications.

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AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.




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