NANA Regional Corporation Subcontracts Manager in Herndon, Virginia

Subcontracts Manager


Akima, LLC is a $1.2 billion holding company with 5,600 employees worldwide headquartered just outside Washington, DC, in Herndon, VA. Akima, LLC is a wholly owned unit of the NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation and is focused on providing service excellence to the U.S. Federal government through its 27 independent operating companies. These companies have a portfolio of services including Information Technology, Facilities Management & Maintenance, Engineering and Technical Support, Aviation Support, Subject Matter Expertise, and Business Processing. To learn more about Akima, LLC visit our website


TheSubcontracts Manageris responsible for implementing subcontract management activities for theAkima and its subsidiariesand will function as an integral member of the Procurement team managing, collaborating with and maintaining relationships with senior leaderships, Program Management Offices, personnel at all levels as well as with other internal businesses and external suppliers.In this role candidate may supervise and mentor less senior team members.

Provide cradle-to-grave subcontracts support. Negotiate subcontract price/cost, profit/fee, terms and conditions, and schedule for new subcontracts and subcontract modifications. Draft subcontract business and technical terms, develop negotiation strategies and provide directions to the team on management and oversight of all subcontract agreements.

Prepare RFP packages, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, select or recommend subcontractors, write awards, and administer resulting subcontracts. Administer assigned subcontracts to ensure compliance with subcontract terms and conditions.


  • Prepares bidders lists

  • Prequalifies bidders

  • Forms Request For Proposal (RFP) packages

  • Issues RFP packages to approved bidders

  • Coordinates bidders questions and answers to those questions

  • Receives proposals

  • Evaluates proposals

  • Prepares Bid Summary and recommendation letter

  • Oversee and participate in high value subcontract negotiation

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with the subcontractors

  • Oversee the management of subcontractors to meet all subcontract requirements including but not limited to management of financial obligations and mitigating cost overruns, schedule, technical and quality requirements

  • Develop and implement strategy to support proposal efforts for new business pursuits

  • Ensure subcontract compliance with Company policies, Public Laws in Government and commercial environment such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR), FAA, NASA, DOE, ITAR and import/export requirements

  • Manage administrative tasks including the coordination and support of milestone payment, performance based payment, invoice review, and ongoing communication with the subcontractors and program teams

  • Measure the effectiveness and performance of subcontractors

  • Manage and provide guidance in the selection and issuance of fixed price, time and materials, labor hours and cost-type agreements and/or purchase orders

  • Develop solutions in resolving supplier contractual issues

  • Perform risk assessment, identify potential risks and impacts, and develop mitigation plans

  • Participate in source selection process and the development of cost proposal during new business pursuit working collaboratively with the Management


  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in government procurement/subcontracting environment. Experience in CPSR environment required.

  • Experience with DOD procurements

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Government regulations and Public Laws

  • Experience with insurance requirements supporting Defense Base Act requirements and aviation support operations

  • Experience with the Service Contract Act and Davis Bacon Act its application to program execution

  • Understanding how Liquidated Damages are incorporated within the subcontract agreements

  • Ability to develop and negotiate nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, master subcontract agreements, blanket purchasing agreements

  • Proven ability to build and maintain solid relationships based on mutual respect with senior level internal and external customers, peers and team members

  • Demonstrated ability to influence key decision-makers and to effectively negotiate with Subcontractors Working knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Risk Management

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple subcontracts and priorities

  • Sound leadership, problem solving and critical thinking skills, ability to exercise independent judgment and manage complexity and ambiguity

  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills, strong presentation skills, ability to listen well and communicate effectively with others

  • Proven ability to collaborate across the organization and operate effectively within a matrix environment by resolving conflict and influencing others

  • Must be able to obtain a US Government Security Clearance

  • Thorough understanding of the bonding process.


Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred.


This role will have approximately 20% travel required.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance.Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation.Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

Job: Contracts, Pricing & Procurement

Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: AKI03397