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MSLA - Senior Government Contracts Manager - Cypress, CA

UnitedHealth Group

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722452 MSLA Senior Government Contracts Manager Cypress CA

MSLA - Senior Government Contracts Manager - Cypress, CA (722452)

Position Description

MSLA is a Medical Corporation that provides comprehensive independent medical evaluations (IME) and other IME related services to the government and private industry. Our business philosophy incorporates both exceptional customer service and quality evaluations, both of which are the primary factors for our rapid growth since our inception in 1998. No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


As a Senior Contracts Manager and lead contracts professional, you will oversee and support the full range of contracting and procurement activities in a fast paced federal contracting function of a cost reimbursable, time and materials, and fixed price nature relating to disability examinations and independent medical reviews.  There is  a minor emphasis on state and commercial contracts.


In this role you will the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to government contracts and procurements.  The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to perform in a complex cross-functional environment. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Daily and close communication with a key customer
  • Effective management of customer priorities and needs
  • Understanding the complexity of the programs in order to identify risks, develop solutions, mitigation and negotiation strategies
  • Responsible for the full range of contracting and procurement activities including contract, subcontract, NDA and teaming agreement negotiation, administration, modification and closeout. 
  • Manage and support proposal efforts from RFP release through award, including reviewing RFP documents for contract issues, preparing Business Proposals (including pricing and costing) and reviewing proposal submittals to ensure compliance/responsiveness to RFP and task order requirements or identifies noncompliant terms and conditions and works with business team to mitigate risks
  • Ensure compliance with contracting policies and procedures consistent with government regulations and company policies
  • Attend and participate in senior level meetings to support business strategies, pricing strategies, and identification of potential risk factors to the organization
  • Work directly with project managers and practice leaders to ensure contract deliverables are being met
  • Collaborate, coordinate and provide guidance to affiliates within parent organization
  • Balance competing priorities and workflows to meet organizational objectives and critical timelines
  • Create and maintain standardized processes and procedures for proposal and contract files
  • Perform risk analysis review for all contractual documents and recommend mitigating options

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required; NCMA membership a plus
  • 5+ years directly related experience in federal government contracting including demonstrated expertise managing procurement activities from RFP to contract award negotiation and administration/closeout
  • Strong knowledge/expertise of FAR, DFAR and all types of contract vehicles for government agencies (e.g., VA, DoD, etc.)
  • Experience managing contract compliance, schedule, cost performance and customer satisfaction
  • Must have ability to successfully interface with and influence business leaders across the organization
  • Experience with being the customer interface and demonstrated success in building strong customer relationships and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of change management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with VA / DOD

Careers with MSLA. Our focus is simple. We’re innovators at providing technology-driven, comprehensive, independent medical evaluations to government and private entities.  In addition to our core clinics located throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii, we manage an extensive nationwide network of fully credentialed physicians in all major specialties. We’ve joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. And when you join our team, you’ll impact the lives of others by verifying the validity of claims, providing quality examinations and meeting the timelines that make a difference for our customers.  Here, you’ll join a team that makes you want to do better every day, resulting in your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: government contracts manager, Cypress, CA, California

Job Details

  • Contest Number722452
  • Job TitleMSLA - Senior Government Contracts Manager - Cypress, CA
  • Job FamilyNetwork Contracting and Pricing
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Cypress, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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