• Program Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
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  • Overview

    Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.

    The Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the assigned contract including fiscal management, acquisition, authentication, production, QC, QA, inventory, distribution, regulatory compliance, safety, security, IT, procurement, reporting, and subcontractor activities. The incumbent works closely to execute the required activities of the contract in a timely and efficient manner. The Program Manager maintains a high level of communication with the funding agency Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and outside advisors for the establishment of project objectives and goals and represents the contract to outside agencies.


    1. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Has authority either directly or through recommendations from the Vice President, AFS, for employment decisions to include selection, training, performance evaluations, counseling, promotions and terminations.
    2. Analyzes contract requirements and collaborates others departmental leadership to ensure that policies, procedures, reports and tracking systems comply with the terms of the contract.
    3. Identities risks and issues and suggests alternatives leading to the best solution.
    4. Prepares and communicates information regarding contract status, compliance and modifications.
    5. Consults with contract administrators concerning the performance of contract tasks, work progress, scheduling, costs and resources.
    6. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with the federal contracting agency personnel; facilitates and resolves compliance issues.
    7. Establishes and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with subcontractors and partners to ensure contract requirements are understood and met. Provides technical assistance as required.
    8. Provides supervision and direction for all contract activities; keeps the team apprised of the contract requirements.
    9. Supports contract audits and inspections.
    10. Interacts effectively with departmental leadership, prime and subcontractors, internal and external auditors on a wide variety of contract issues including strategy, profitability analyses, risk assessment, and the implications of emerging acquisition issues.
    11. Prepares annual budget, forecasts and capital requirements; monitors budget and variances and proactively manages the contract in accordance with budget.
    12. Performs other ancillary duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience: 

    • The candidate must possess a Masters degree or equivalent in an appropriate biological discipline
    • A minimum of eight years’ experience in government or commercial contracting environment within the biotechnology industry.
    • Additional relevant education may substitute, in part, for work experience.
    • Previous project management experience is highly desirable.
    • The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, business, organizational and analytical skills and lead by example.
    • Excellent computer skills are required and experience with inventory control systems is a plus. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Proven management skills that lead to successful completion of tasks and goals.
    • Fundamental knowledge of business, grant, subcontract and/or contract administration.
    • Excellent negotiations skills and knowledge of federal government contracting laws.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong computer skills for management of work, reports, data analysis and presentations.
    • Sound judgment to identify, evaluate and correct problems.

    American Type Culture Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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