KBR NBAF MORS: Business Manager (Contingency Hire) in MANHATTAN, Kansas

Title: NBAF MORS: Business Manager (Contingency Hire)


Job Number: 1058519

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Director – Research Support (Contingency Hire)


Reporting to the overall Program General Manager (PGM), the Business Manager (BM) has full responsibility for the overall profitability of the contract at greater than $30 million/year. The BM shall be the central point of contact with the Government for financial issues under this contract.

He/she creates, implements, and models a customer-centric business culture.

To achieve these goals, the BM manages personnel, processes, and systems to comply with contractual, regulatory, and jurisdictional requirements.

He/she leads the organization to achieve the highest levels of profitability and cost effectiveness. He/she develops business programs and management practices to minimize employee turnover.

General Management

Compiles business and financial information daily for weekly reporting to PGM overall contract financial condition

Holds daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly meetings with business staff to assess progress and issues

Sets work priorities and assigns responsibilities to direct reports to resolve issues

Leads small team of accounting, business analysts, accounts payable/accounts receivable personnel

Works closely with business staff to control costs, monitor/produce budget documents, prepare reports for submittal to corporate offices

Understands and manages exempt and hourly worker salaries and benefits

Reviews/approves time sheets for final submittal

Assembles all data needed for invoices

Compares actual expenditures against planned budgets and makes recommendations for reconciling differences

Oversees and approves IDIQ task orders

Manages workforce and approves resource requirements

Contract Profitability and Financial Reporting

Develops financial plans for the contract and uses resources to meet these requirements by providing recommendations to senior management

Manages full profit and loss (P&L) U.S. government contract

Oversees financial reporting

Monitors and controls expenditures

Coordinates and approves invoicing

Manages customer invoice payments seeking to minimize days sales outstanding (DSO)

Oversees award fee (AF) documentation preparation and submittal and takes all needed financial steps to maximize corporate profitability

Reviews and approves requests for new capital equipment along with requests for materials, supplies, and consumable expenditures

Applies business concepts and accounting principles to daily operation

Understands all aspects of contract operations and associated cost

Designs and implements business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals

Gathers, analyzes, and interprets external and internal data

Assesses overall company performance against objectives

Ensures adherence to legal rules and guidelines

Customer Relations

Establishes and maintains daily interface with customer financial representatives and persons from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Balances customer expectations with internal business goals


Reviews proposals from subcontractor for indefinite delivery/indefinite quality (IDIQ) work and monitors technical/cost/schedule performance and variance

Reviews technical and price proposals from subcontractors/vendors prior to and during subcontract execution

Approves final subcontract agreements and maintains business relationships with subcontractors/vendors/suppliers

Collects small business subcontracting data and prepares reports comparing small business subcontracting goals versus actual performance


Bachelor's degree

in business, accounting, management, engineering or related discipline based on a four-year course of study from U.S. or U.K. accredited college, university or equivalent institution or eight (8) years of equivalent work experience

Advanced technical/management/business degree (MS/MBA) preferred.


Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable.



(10) years’ federal or commercial business and contract management


(5) years’ profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for cost reimbursable (CR) contract greater than $25 million annually

Experience in multi-function facility operation and maintenance contract


years’ management of cost plus award fee (CPAF) contracts


years’ as an independent field manager.


Must be self-starter capable of working in fast paced multi-discipline team environment with the ability to manage competing priorities to achieve team goals

Proven management skills to include effective program, planning, budgeting, organizing, directing and controlling with strong decision making capabilities

Excellent analytical skills with proven data driven, fact based, root-cause expertise

Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills to lead a team to consensus

Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills

Ability to interact with staff at all levels from craft-persons to senior executives


Job: Engineering/Technical - Information Management