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Senior Director Contracts

Company: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a premier provider to the US Department of Defense and allied nations, is seeking an experienced Senior Director of Contracts to join our Huntsville team.
We are committed to -supporting the mission of -the warfighter. -Our products can be found with every U.S. military branch and with our allies around the world. Given the nature of our work and our organization's ethos, we value trust, honesty, alignment, and transparency.
Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits that include a hybrid work option, career development and recognition programs.
If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high-performance team!
The Senior Director of Contracts serves as the senior level SBU contracts representative, with the primary duty to provide contractual leadership and direction to the Strategic Business Unit (SBU)
Major Position Responsibilities

  • Leads the Contracts function in a strategic business unit and serves as the subject matter expert for the strategic business unit on all contractual matters.
  • Supervises all activities associated with contracts from the proposal phase through contract close, including leading contract discussions and negotiations, drafting and reviewing terms and conditions, communicating contract requirements to SBU program teams, managing contract changes and monitoring contract performance.
  • Provides advice and guidance to SBU and other site personnel on a variety of matters related to proposals and contracts, including terms and conditions, contract requirements, contract performance, Request for Equitable Adjustments and claims, Proprietary Information Exchange Agreements, cost or pricing data, bailments, contract compliance, etc.
  • Drafts contract documents, teaming agreements, statements of work, bailment agreements license agreements, etc.
  • Supervises and reviews the work of Contracts Managers and Administrators - to ensure completeness and accuracy and to limit GD-OTS risk to the greatest possible extent.
  • Develops, manages and leads a team of Contracts professionals by providing learning opportunities, feedback and training, recommends awards, promotions or disciplinary actions as appropriate and also interviews and selects candidates for the SBU Contracts organization. .
  • Responds to varying requests, primarily from GD-OTS HQ for information, data and documentation for purposes of SOX compliance, non-SOX audits, management reports, proposal status, staffing and budgetary needs, etc.
  • Provides on-the-job training for Contracts organization
  • Participation in the OTS Contracts Council activities and other special projects across the OTS enterprise

    Basic Qualifications

    • Verbal and written communications
    • Contract negotiations
    • Developing and maintaining business relationships
    • Organizational management
    • Staff development; Delegation.


      • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience. - - - - -


        • Master's degree and/or equivalent experience.


          • 15 or more years of applicable experience.
          • Experience with FAR and DFAR regulations.


            • Government and Commercial contract law and regulation; Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense FAR; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Intellectual property rights; Warranty; Indemnity; Export Control Regulations; International and Foreign Military Sales; Truth in Negotiation Act; GD-OTS systems and processes.

Keywords: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Huntsville , Senior Director Contracts, Executive , Huntsville, Alabama

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