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Cannon Design Program Design & Contracts Manager - Remote in Buffalo, New York

The Opportunity:

At FOS, it's all about the people. With exceedingly low turnover rates, we're constantly growing, and that's where this new opportunity comes in - for a Program Designer & Contract Manager to support our Simplebid(R) team. This role can be done in any state in the US.

You are an experienced professional with a minimum of 10 years of program management, a passion for creating exceptional client experiences and ensuring rigorous contract compliance. You are a highly organized and motivated individual. You will be the driving force behind establishing a seamless client onboarding process that inspires trust in Simplebid. Your attention to detail and compliance expertise will be pivotal in ensuring that all contracts align with National, State, and local laws. Moreover, your ability to facilitate a smooth transition to our Operations team and maintain a well-structured calendar will play a critical role in achieving ongoing client success. You will be a valued member of the Simplebid senior management team, adding valuable insight and opinions in the future growth and success of Simplebid.

Key Responsibilities:

Crafting an Exceptional Onboarding Experience: Your primary responsibility is to develop and continually refine the client onboarding experience. Your goal is to make this process not just efficient but replicable, building trust and confidence in the services Simplebid provides.

Standardizing Communication: You will work to establish and maintain consistent communication with our various in-house teams. Ensuring alignment and collaboration among teams is crucial to delivering a seamless onboarding experience.

Ensuring Contract Compliance: Collaborating closely with our legal department, you will be responsible for ensuring that all contracts adhere to National, State, and local laws. Your diligence in this area is essential to protect the interests of both our clients and Simplebid.

Efficient Handoff to Operations: Facilitating a smooth transition for clients to our Operations team is vital for ongoing success. You will be responsible for ensuring that clients continue to experience the same high level of service and satisfaction.

Calendar Management: To stay ahead of client needs and ensure we are well-prepared for bidding on new contracts, you will maintain a comprehensive calendar. This proactive approach is critical in delivering outstanding service.

Global Calendar Creation: A key task is the creation of a global calendar that incorporates each client's unique bidding cycles and tracks contract renewal dates. This forward-looking approach will help Simplebid to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 10 + years of experience in strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Job Order Contracting experience preferred.
  • Kaizen approach to continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Knowledge of contract compliance and legal requirements.
  • Proficiency in calendar management and scheduling.
  • A track record of creating outstanding client experiences.
  • The ability to align and coordinate diverse teams to work cohesively.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required

Software and Other Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Project).
  • Experience with Deltek, Dropbox, and Salesforce.
If you are a detail-oriented and organized professional who excels in creating exceptional client experiences and ensuring contract compliance, we invite you to join our team and be a vital part of Simplebid's commitment to client satisfaction and success.
The salary range for this position is $89,800 to $112,250 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at . Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.

FOS of CannonDesign is a multidisciplinary professional services and software consultancy founded on the core value that clients are our most important partners.

FOS began with a good idea - seeing the need to help facility managers identify what they own, the condition of their facility, and how best to use this data for future capital planning. FOS started as a small operation in 2009 and has grown into a major, multi-office practice that is ranked #1 world-wide for facility-related services by World Architecture 100.

For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly