Chief Operating Officer (remote)
Contract management is integral to making things happen; it drives a significant amount of commerce, and it is influential to global economies. The profession is evolving fast, adopting new technologies such as AI, to enhance efficiency in buying what organizations need to support their goals and shared missions. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is preparing professionals for what's next. We are pressing forward with a groundbreaking initiative to elevate our profession and create a globally recognized practice through a unique collaborative approach with key players in this space.
We are seeking a strategic and process-minded Chief Operating Officer with expertise in building operational frameworks that drive action. NCMA is financially strong ($11M operating budget with $14M in reserves) with an ambitious, mission-driven growth strategy. Join our forward-thinking leadership team in shaping the future of contract management with more globally accessible standards.
Reporting to and serving as a key advisor for the Chief Executive Officer, you will lead 3 direct reports with a total team of 10. Your primary areas of functional oversight will include component relations, membership, and customer service, technical infrastructure, certifications and standards, and event logistics. We have an incredibly talented staff who embrace an agile and iterative approach, but we need more strategic and intentional collaboration to maximize their expertise. We will look to you to create cohesion across all departments through a central operational lens, develop and create accountability for strategic and operational KPIs, and foster a culture of continuous improvement with eager organization-wide adoption of new technologies and processes.
How You’ll Make an Impact
You will be influential in exceeding our strategic goals, including corporate actions, higher-level collaboration with other organizations, and advancing our initiative to develop a common language by transforming contract management standard competencies and certifications, and partnering with colleges to prepare our next generation of contracting professionals. Key focus areas include:
Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) stands as the premier contract management organization whose mission is to collaborate towards a globally recognized contract management profession that strengthens its nexus with related acquisition communities. Serving approximately 20,000 members in both the public and private sectors, NCMA propels the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners through a steadfast commitment to serve through the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Lilly Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org with "NCMA – Chief Operating Officer #2023-2802 SA" as the subject of the email.
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