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Senior Manager Contracts


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 103491 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

• Manage Contracts Team of at least 8 people, possibly more

 Conduct the preparation, administration, and management of government contracts
• Responsible for the negotiation and administration of NDAs, MOUs, MOAs, teaming, consultant and other agreements

• Manage, administer, and monitor contract performance and delivery schedules

• Oversee proposal preparation and contract negotiation

• Responsible for reviewing contract solicitation terms, handling contract award confirmations, interpreting agreement terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing agreement amendments / modifications and incorporating changes

• Review contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements and provide contractual advice, guidance and support to the contracts lead /program and operations management

• Assist in the development of bid strategy and proposal preparation and review

• Assist in developing bid strategy and manage contract function for program bid proposals/bid protests

• Track contract performance and manage contract changes, modifications and REAs

• Ensure protection of Company interests and intellectual property during negotiations and fully document negotiation outcomes

• Provide guidance on contract policies, procedures and other business and contractual or compliance matters affecting the Company and liaise with Group and Corporate staff as required

• Along with senior management team, develop and maintain effective business relationships with government, commercial, foreign and domestic customers

• Coordinate contract closes out and handle audits

• Provide adequate supervision and guidance to assigned staff and ensure they perform their duties properly and in a timely manner. Mentor and provide guidance and direction to less-experienced contract administrators.

• Develop specialized knowledge and skills related to formulation and performance of R&D contracts (e.g. CRADAs), grants, cooperative and cost sharing agreements

• May manage the Business Unit portfolio of international agreements (consultants, sales representatives, resellers, etc.)


• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with ten or more years of progressive experience in government contracts 
• Proven negotiating skills and the ability to exercise sound business judgment and discretion is critical 
• Comprehensive knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and government procurement/contracting cycle spanning all major contract types (FFP, FPI, CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, BOA, IDIQ) 
• Experience in the management of 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, POs teaming and other forms of agreements 
• Familiarity with general business operations and management functions and principles (business development, finance/accounting, operations, information technology) 
• Ability to interact professionally and effectively at all levels of the organization 
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 
• Prefer membership in the National Contract Management Association and CPCM designation highly desirable 
• Previous management experience 

As a federal contractor, Leonardo DRS, Inc., is required to comply with the Presidential Executive Order 14042 – Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO”). The EO requires all covered workers of a federal contractor to be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne