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Director, Contract Administration - Defense Programs

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job OverviewThe Director of Contracts - Defense Programs will manage the cross-functional contracts organization at the enterprise level in the development of overall strategies for defense proposal development, source selection, negotiations, terminations, contract closeout and extensions for the business to ensure proper acquisition and fulfillment of contracts in accordance with obligations, specifications and legal requirements. With a focus on strengthening our best practices regarding contracts and business transactions to reduce exposure to poor contracts, provisions and arrangements, and overall more achievable and profitable contract baselines. This position will be located at our growing Huntsville, Alabama facility.About Us is the Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers' mission-critical needs always in mind, our more than 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains.Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies Company, is growing in The Rocket City, Huntsville, AL! We've begun hiring for our third facility in the Huntsville area, a 379,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility near the Huntsville airport that will specialize in the production and assembly of inert solid rocket motor components. We are also continuing to grow at our Huntsville center of excellence for Missile Solutions Program Management and Engineering, as well as our Advanced Manufacturing Facility in north Huntsville, where we produce advanced propulsion products. You're not just "doing a job" at . The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration.

  • Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:
  • Rest and Relaxation - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing longer weekends. Plus 90 hours of paid holidays on average throughout the year.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs. Want to know more? Check out:
  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match
  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance, free professional development training through Rocket University and Energetics University, employee recognition, and leadership development programs
  • Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs
  • Great Location - Huntsville has been named the second-best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 rankings. The city's thriving job market, low cost of living and high quality of life were cited as the primary reasons for its top ranking.Essential Functions15% - Lead the assigned contracts team in supporting the company financial objectives concerning Bookings (awards and funding) and cash flow. This goal includes providing leadership in proposal development, reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions to protect AR interests, negotiating favorable contract finance terms and pricing, and securing timely awards to support company Annual Operating Plan and Forecasts.15% - Provide oversight to the contract closeout processes in Defense contracting team to reduce of the backlog of contracts to close. Establish a business rhythm of contract closeout such that for current active contracts the Contract Manager will close out the contract, when appropriate, before it goes into an overdue backlog condition. Engage with other contract closeout stakeholders to drive closeout process efficiency, productivity and accountability. 15% - Manage overhead budget performance to maximize Contract Administrator utilization and to meet annual budget and EAC targets.15% - Ensure standardization of contract baseline management, including uniform tracking of directed, constructive and absorbed contract changes. Facilitate business velocity from point of change to contract funding. 15% -. Manage team performance in the Maestro ERP. Ensure consistent data integrity and timely entry performance standards are met. Understand and communicate the importance of Maestro data to AR financial reporting and SOX compliance.10% - Manage team's annual inventory of Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs) to maintain population within management control limits. Ensure UCAs are limited to mission critical situations and that UCAs are only accepted with terms consistent with the FAR and DFARS and which meet AR requirements.10% - Promote a leadership culture of both contracting compliance and continuous improvement. Ensure that internal AR customer support and responsive contracting is balanced with compliance with AR Command Media, FAR and DFARS, and statutory requirements. Provide resources to support and participate in a leadership role concerning at least 2 lean events to streamline contracting or other business processes. This goal also includes support to other functions by reviewing processes and assisting the development of future states for implementation.5% - Lead team to support internal customers. Align resources to meet customer requirements. Focus on professional development of workforce to improve contracting competency. RequirementsRequires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a closely related field and fourteen (14) years of progressively responsible experience in contracts development and administration or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Master's degree and professional contracting certification desired.May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.Additional Requirements:
    • Ability to direct and control the overall organizational resources.
    • Demonstrated managerial level leadership.
    • Complete understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its agency supplements.Work Environment/Physical Requirements:Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Huntsville , Director, Contract Administration - Defense Programs, Executive , Huntsville, Alabama

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