•Team Lead Contract Specialist: Engaged in cradle to grave contracting from planning, execution, contract administration and close-out in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other regulations where applicable.
•Leadership Skills: Lead a team of 5 to 12 acquisition professionals and administrative personnel in a highly mobile environment. Responsible for day-to-day coaching junior and journeyman-level contract specialists in the use of office systems, processes and procedures.
•Customer Service Skills: Ensure throughout the contracting process that the customer is always supported and the item or service provided will help support the mission of the customer.
•Communication Skills: Provide excellent communication through face-to-face discussions and meetings, as well as via telephone and email. Ensure that the customer is properly updated on the status of their requirements, including providing initial procurement and acquisition lead times and any changes to the award status. Provide notification of final award status.
•Balance tasks among team members to ensure deadlines are met and strive to have each team member play an integral role in developing the final team product by regularly assessing team members' acquisition workload, and developing plans, methods and techniques to create a more effective and efficient work environment while improving productivity, reducing costs, and enhancing quality in a team work atmosphere.
•Provide technical writing/editing assistance in the preparation of Statements of Work/Statements of Objectives.
•Follow-up with both external and internal customers to ensure that they are satisfied with products and services.
•Assist contractors either on the phone or via email with providing information such as status of payments, required documentation or any general question related to contract actions.
•Coach junior and journeyman-level contract specialists in the use of office systems, processes and procedures.
•Responsible for coordinating and leading meetings related to new requirements and existing contract administration matters.
•Responsible for coordinating and leading meetings with internal and external customers related to new, future and ongoing contractual requirements and contract administration matters.
Provided guidance and recommendations to acquisition team members regarding procurement approaches and methods based on factors such as requirement urgency, availability of funds, and competitive and socio-economic factors for the procurement of complex IT equipment and services.
Performed a full range of contractual activities including, planning, preparing, negotiating, administering, and terminating contracts and contract modifications for complex, high-dollar procurements for IT equipment, software and services; procurement actions are fixed price, commercial-type, multiple award schedule contracts under FAR Parts 8, 12, and 15, as well as applicable Agency/local regulations and procedures.
Performed Pre-Award and Post-Award Activities such as: establishing milestones, procurement planning, modifications and conducting post-award briefings with contractors Assisted contractors with government procurement processes such as required database registration, payment information and security requirements.
Dissertation: " Transformation Leadership and Communication Satisfaction: Correlational Study in A Federal Procurement Office. Question 1: What is the relationship between the type of leadership style and communication satisfaction as perceived by first-level supervisees?
Question 2: What are the differences between the two styles of leadership: transformational and transactional leadership, vis-à-vis communication measured by correlational analysis?
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