MSC Industrial Supply Co. Contract Mgr, Gov't Segment in Dallas, New York

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Requisition ID : 1572

Employment Type : Full Time

Grade : Exempt 17

Job Category : Legal / Contract Administration

Work Location : Melville, NY (CSC)

State or Province : New York (US-NY)

Potential Work Location : United States : Alabama : Madison || United States : Kansas : Kansas City || United States : New York : Long Island || United States : New York : Melville || United States : Texas : Dallas

Position can be based from either -

Dallas, Texas, Washington, DC, Huntsville, AL, Kanas City, KS, Melville, NY

The position is the internal and external central point of contact for the specific requirements of the company’s government related contracts. This role supports MSC ability to maximize its government sales opportunity by assuring the company fulfills obligations to which it agreed, minimizing the associated cost and negotiating terms which achieve profit levels consistent with MSC’s value proposition.


  • Negotiates and exercises independent judgment in managing all phases of a variety of Government contracts and customer interactions.

  • Develop excellent working relationships with those government officials administering MSC’s government contracts to meet their needs and desires relating to those contracts.

  • Monitors company performance for conformance to original proposal and maintains continual reviews to ensure that terms and conditions are met. Advises leadership on appropriate activities to resolve performance difficulties.

  • Cradle to grave government contract management and administration: read and understand request for quotes, invitation to bid, request for proposals and contract documents.

  • Reviews all government contractual documents for satisfaction of government and/or customer specifications and requirements.

  • Reviews all submitted contracts for both Federal and State Contract programs – analyzes applicable T&Cs and provides business team with legal guidance or recommendations for ensuring contract compliance during business execution.

  • Acts as a legal consultant to field sales teams, providing guidance and recommendations for day-to-day business matters related to contract compliance and Government procurement regulations.

  • Consults with external counsel when necessary for matters related to contract compliance and Government procurement regulations.

  • Attends conferences, trainings or participates in organizations to further enhance knowledge of Government Procurement processes or that may have an impact to how MSC conducts business in the Government marketplace.

  • Fully understands MSC operating processes and how to leverage for Government Contracting.

  • Articulates key deal points and conducts transactional risk assessment and mitigation to prepare for negotiation is necessary.

  • Advises management of contractual rights, obligations, and requirements.

  • Ensures compliance with Statement of Work (SOWs) and contract terms and conditions

  • Proactively manages customer interface to ensure contractual obligations are met and customer relationships are protected.

  • Manages all federal contracts and subcontracts including General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQs), and task orders from proposal stage to close out

  • Adheres to, comply with, and educate team on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) provisions

  • Analyzes proposal and contract risks and propose solutions for approval

  • Review all MSC government contracts to identify all performance requirements under those contracts.

  • Stays current on new law, regulations and contract trends to provide advice and guidance to management and project team on contractual matters

  • Identifies, develops, and implements new and revised company policy, procedures and technology to ensure federal contract compliance

  • Work with MSC associates in Sales, Sales Operations and all other necessary business units and with necessary external resources to meet those performance requirements.

  • Creates government contracting training for all internal stakeholders including the Federal Government Sales Team

  • Assist government sales associates in meeting the needs communicated to those associates by MSC’s government customers.

  • Supports capture management and proposal teams by providing guidance on Request for Proposal (RFP) terms, conditions, and related documentation

  • Reviews proposals for compliance

  • Prepare and deliver all reports required by MSC’s government contracts and all reports needed to effectively perform those contracts

  • Respond to audits conducted by MSC’s government customers

  • Participate in government investigations of MSC’s government contracts

  • Meets with GSA during Contractor Assistance Visits (CAV) to explain how company is in compliance with its GSA Schedule

  • Performs all duties inherent in the role of MSC Manager as defined by the MSC Code of Conduct.

  • Drives the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC’s Mission. Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.

  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience in related field required.

  • Minimum ten years of experience required.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), contracts, flow down clauses and risk/effects in contracts; abreast of FAR clauses required.

  • Deep knowledge of contracting concepts and familiarity with federal, state & local and academic purchasing processes required.

  • Sound strategic thinker; ability to identify opportunities; nimbleness in thinking; initiator of improvements required.

  • Ability to work comfortably in a team environment, multi-task, and support concurrent requirements for different internal and external customers required.

  • Self-motivated individual with attention to detail, strong organizational, communication and negotiation skills necessary in a team environment required.


  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 10% of the time may be required.


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Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

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