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Director, Contracts (Plano, TX - ACS/ADG)

Posted May 29
Full Time
Plano, Texas

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Director, Contracts

Job Code: 11014

Job Location:Plano, TX

Job Description:

The primary role of the Director of Contracts is to provide leadership and oversight of the contracts organization for the Agile Development Group Division. The Director of Contracts is responsible for providing division leadership, direction, and guidance on commercial, international and U.S. Government contracting within the Agile Development Group Division.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Agile Development Group Division Contracts organization to ensure optimum contractual support.

  • Provide expert contractual direction and guidance in all phases of the business cycle (pre-proposal, proposal, negotiation, and post-award).

  • Provide evaluation, solution based business and contractual guidance, and risk mitigation strategies for contractual and business obligations, opportunities, rights, and remedies.

  • Establish and drive implementation of contract policies, processes, and procedures to ensure achievement of segment and corporate goals.

  • Provide leadership, oversight, direction, and guidance of compliance awareness with contract and regulatory requirements as well as L3Harris policies and procedures.

  • Provide direction and guidance in establishing consistent training objectives to enhance employee competencies and skills for a best-in-class contracts organization.

  • Work in, and lead a team of contract managers in, a classified environment.

  • Develop strong, ongoing relationships with internal/external customers throughout the business cycle.

  • Review division level proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements; determine the applicability of government/international laws and regulations.

  • Ensure that compliance issues and concerns are appropriately evaluated, investigated, resolved and reported accordingly.

  • Utilize risk management methodologies to assess and minimize risk to the company.

  • Lead team in negotiation preparation and negotiation execution to ensure L3Harris enters strong deals.

  • Work closely with government contacts and multi-function corporate representatives i.e., program management, engineering, finance, legal, trade compliance, etc.

  • Participate in initiatives; promote continuous improvement and best in class contracting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years of prior contracts experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 13 years of prior contracts experience.

  • 15+ years of experience with leadership in contracts management, including overseeing large, complex proposals and negotiations.

  • 10+ years of experience with leading large, geographically dispersed contracts organizations.

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and the FAR, DFAR, and other US government procurement regulation.

  • Proven ability to provide both strategic and tactical support and guidance in contractual matters, strong business acumen.

  • Ability to think critically and develop creative solutions.

  • Top Secret security clearance is required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Advanced education within the discipline, or an MBA.

  • Demonstrated business acumen/finance experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.

  • NCMA professional certifications (CPCM, CFCM, etc.) are a strong plus.


Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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