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Director of Contracts

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Directs the preparation, negotiation and administration of all domestic and international proposals, agreements, contracts, licenses and modifications thereto
  • Oversee, manages and provides guidance, mentorship, and direction to direct reports and overall team by reviewing all change notices and amendments to major contracts (including all contracts with development effort) affecting period of performance, funding, cost or changes to technical specifications and ensuring proper risk evaluation and mitigation
  • Manages the implementation of contracts and compliance policies and local procedures ensuring compliance with FAR/DFARs, CAS, International & Commercial Regulations, applicable laws, regulations, and Company directives--
  • Along with senior management team develops and maintains effective business relationships with government, commercial, foreign and domestic customers
  • Works with senior leadership team to direct the regulatory compliance oversight function for the business unit.--
  • Liaison with Corporate Counsel for agreement review and any required Corporate approvals.
  • Establishes contracts and compliance objectives, local procedures and work instructions for the business unit
  • Knowledgeable of and advises on IP issues which may affect company
  • May oversee preparation of RFPs for distribution to subcontractors and may have overall responsibility for delivery of the full proposal package
  • Reviews and approves all required contract backup materials, executes representations & certifications, and determines acceptable contractual terms and conditions; relays the information to the appropriate business stakeholders--
  • May evaluate proposals from subcontractors for completeness and adherence to compliance with Prime contract flow down requirements
  • Oversees review of proposals and contract actions processed for the company prior to signature or negotiation, and ensures that appropriate factors have been considered and all necessary information has been gathered
  • Oversees and monitors negotiation of contractual agreements on terms and conditions that are in the best interest of the company
  • Manages and directs contract completions and close-out process and supports any close-out audit issues
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends DRS' mission, values and culture
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills. Experience managing a Government Contracts / Compliance organization. Business Partner within the Business Unit.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related field and at least ten years directly related experience with a strong background in large scale government production contracts/subcontracts administration; MA, MS or JD degree a plus
  • Experience with government pricing
  • Excellent analytical, and negotiation skills are required.--
  • Working knowledge of international contracting/subcontracting practices
  • Demonstrated ability to aggressively negotiate all types of government contracts
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of commercial contracts is an asset
  • Ability to exercise sound business judgment and discretion is critical
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CAS, and government procurement/contracting cycle spanning all major contract types (FFP, FPI, CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, BOA, IDIQ)
  • Experience in the management of multiple large value, complex, government contracts
  • Detailed knowledge of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines
  • Detailed knowledge of source selection / evaluation process including cost and price analysis
  • Knowledge of requirements for and experienced in administration of government property
  • Detailed knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention
  • Detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, P.O.'s teaming and other forms of agreements
  • Well-developed knowledge of general business operations and management functions and principles (business development, finance/accounting, operations, and information technology)
  • Membership in the National Contract Management Association and CPCM designation highly desirable

Keywords: Leonardo DRS, Melbourne , Director of Contracts, Executive , Melbourne, Florida

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