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Manager Air Force

Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Salary:
$48 hr
Posted:
January 11, 2017

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JOHN CASTLE

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Peoria, AZ 85383 (623)-***-****

SUMMARY

Dynamic contracting professional, business adviser and leader with a wide range of contract management experience. Ability to perform a myriad of functions relating to contracting and purchasing, to include: Formal bid and proposal procedures, negotiation, services and construction administration, supplier and vendor management, technology contract administration, business analysis, program review, and audits. Knowledge and experience and business acumen can be uniquely blended to meet a wide variety of everyday business challenges with 20 years of experience in the successful management of contracts and procurement for multi- million dollar programs for Commercial and Government (Federal, State & Local), as an unlimited warranted Contracting Officer with FAR, DFAR, ITAR, and UCC experience in all contract types and full range of contract management experience.

Employment Experience:

Contracts Manager – Accenture, Phoenix, AZ, Aug 2005 – June 2016

- Responsible for managing complex, high risk and value commercial contracts and subcontracts with Fortune 500 Financial Services client and Government clients valued over $700 million in accordance with company policies, procedure, applicable laws and customer requirements.

- Acted as primary contact between project team, business unit and Legal to address all contract issues

- Provided contract advice to project leadership teams on contract management & compliance matters

- Monitors contract performance, policies, and procedures for compliance with all requirements

- Negotiated and managed technology contracts (hardware, software, telecom and networks), strategic sourcing, risk management, support services, SaaS agreements

- Responsible for client vendor relationship management - received highest rated vendor scores

- Responded to complex inquiries regarding contract risk, obligations, revisions, and data protection

- Developed integrated contract management tools, templates, methods, and processes for engagement

- Drafted and negotiated statement of works and disseminated contract status, compliance, modification, and award updates

Contracts Manager/Program Manager– Armorworks LLC, Phoenix, AZ, Feb 2004 – Aug 2005

- Responsible for administration of over $150 million in contracts for complex armor related equipment, spares for major systems, engineering and scientific studies, and research and development

- Monitored contract performance, policies, procedures and compliance with contract requirements

- Administered change orders to legal contractual compliance and resolution

- Responsible for negotiations and binding decisions on behalf of firm based on broad knowledge of Commercial and Government contracting law and regulations, industry practices

- Served as liaison between firm and Government contracting officers and commercial customers

- Served as business/legal advisor to Operations, Program Management and Senior Executive leadership Contracts Manager/Program Manager, Quality Network Services, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, Oct 2001 – Feb 2004

- Developed contract statements of work and proposals for all phases of telecommunication, networking, fiber optics, and information technology and business development opportunities

- Established and maintained customer/supplier relationships with technology partners Cisco, Nortel,

- Managed commercial sales and contract functions, defined requirements for technical personnel

- Negotiated and received successful awards of IT task order requirements contracts Contract Compliance Manager, Air Force Inspector General, Albuquerque, NM Jul 2000 - Oct 2001

- Planned, developed, and conducted Air Force worldwide audits and assessments

- Provided independent and objective assessments to Air Force on mission readiness and capabilities

- Analyzed data and developed proposals to improve policy, programs, and processes

- Served as Procurement policy and procedures oversight advisor to the AF Inspector General

- Participated in Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare audits at worldwide hospital facilities

- Recognized for improving contracting outsourcing processes and contract maintenance data programs Senior Contracts Director, United States Air Force, Tampa, FL, Jul 1999 - Jul 2000

- Led an action-packed team and provided leadership to 20 contracting professionals and responsible for

$55 million annually in acquisition and administration of commodity/construction/services contracts with over 30,000 contract actions awarded annually

- Led the review, analysis, and negotiation of technology purchase agreements, identified competitive vendors and drove favorable pricing and terms and conditions.

- Solicited, awarded, administered 150 delivery orders and 15 construction contracts

- Established user agreements with Healthcare Group Purchasing Organizations

- Negotiated a $9 million hospital staffing services contract requirement, saved over $250K

- Prepared solicitations, accomplished negotiations and sealed bid purchases involving definition and interpretation of specifications, clarification of work and evaluation of reasonable price by using price and cost analysis and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) procedures

- Negotiated/awarded 15 multi-million IT technology hardware/software contracts--saved over $430K

- Named Outstanding Senior Contract Manager of the Year Contracts and Program Manager, United States Air Force, Ramstein Germany, Aug 1996 - Aug 1999

- Supervised and provided guidance to 12 contracting/air transportation personnel in support of critical contracted Air Force/Navy airlift locations throughout Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia

- Managed and administrated the 19 international airlift contracts valued over $800 million for 32 Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) commercial airline carriers

- Shaped strategic direction of fledgling Air Force – Navy joint airlift program. Led strategic planning that resulted in development of vision and mission statements, as well as investment strategy o Developed acquisition strategies for $130 million in joint Air Force/Navy contracts

- Developed first ever joint Air Force/Navy quality assurance (QA) program

- Authored statements of work and developed estimates and proposal review

- Recognized as Outstanding Performer during Department of Defense Inspector General Contract Review EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Education: Business Management – Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ Acquisition Professional Development Program Level III / Unlimited Contracting Officer Warrant National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

Professional Training: Courses included Contract Purchasing, Administration, Contract Law, Contract Pricing, Advanced Pricing, Negotiations, Acquisition, Executive Contracting, Program Management, Management of Contracting Supervisors, Base Level Pricing, Total Quality Management, ISO, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and International Association of Contract and Commercial Managers (IACCM) courses

(Graduated with Honors). Proficient in MS software, such as Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel, Visio and Project, as well as Sharepoint, E-Procurement systems, Oracle based systems, Hiperos, PeopleSoft, and Ariba.



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