Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Director, Contract Administration

    Location US-FL-Orlando
    Job ID
    Contract Administration
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace is looking for a Director of Contracts Administration for its Orlando, FL location.


    The Director of Contracts Administration will be responsible for contracts and new business contractual functions. The position will be responsible for providing executive leadership and management of department resources to ensure the achievement of the division’s business plans and objectives. The position will also be responsible for the division’s overall plans and policies for contracts. A principal responsibility will be to ensure the company’s best interests are protected through quality of contract management throughout the organization, including processes and analysis to support business decisions and providing informative reports to the entire senior management team.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    25% - Provide direction and oversight for the Contracts discipline.


    20% - Interact with senior leadership and others concerning matters of significance to the organization.


    10% - Establish contracts policies and recommends modifications to organization-wide policies and practices.


    10% - Personally engage to ensure solid program-level contractual performance. This includes ensuring timely and accurate reporting to customers.


    10% - Take initiative with ideas and actively help lead the company regarding strategic and tactical management issues.


    10% - Participate in strategy development to maximize the company’s win strategy on proposals.


    5% - Participate with the General Manager and the senior management team in preparing presentations for top executives and customers.


    5% - Understand and analyze divisional performance and customer relationships.


    5% - Personally engage in establishing new business strategies.


    The successful candidate will be afforded a visible executive role and an outstanding opportunity to join a highly respected industry leader that continues to grow and expand its business base. The preferred experience, background, education and personal attributes of the successful candidate are highlighted below:



    • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline and 14 years of progressive experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA would be desirable.
    • Familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the various service and components addenda.
    • Experience in the defense industry.
    • Hands-on pragmatic approach to business.
    • Ability to identify problems, prioritize what needs to be done, and stay focused on the priority items to meet the division’s goals.
    • Strong conceptual and business analytical skills.
    • A good background in corporate contracting with a leading role in developing internal and external working relationships.
    • A minimum of 14 years of work experience on a progressive career growth path, with time in a management position in the U.S. defense industry.
    • Significant experience in rapid growth technology markets, with emphasis on the defense industry, both domestic and international. Experienced in taking a company forward in a fast growth environment, providing insight for direction and managing change effectively.

    Personal Skills/Attributes/Qualifications:

    • Promoting and adhering to Ethics and Code of Conduct.
    • Articulate, persuasive, and able to build confidence with the staff and the executive management team.
    • The candidate should offer a good balance of risk-taking and judgment, and be aggressive, entrepreneurial, self-confident and decisive.
    • Communicate clearly and effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors and capable of making presentations to boards.
    • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated (strong work ethic) and able to function in a “hands-on” environment.
    • Possess excellent leadership qualities and have demonstrated strong management skills.
    • The ability to “engage” and work well with people at all levels, and be an astute, diplomatic, and patient team player, able to achieve results.
    • Strong analytical and planning skills with vision beyond the task at hand.
    • Strong, positive and highly professional image, and a solid personal bearing.
    • Proactive and innovative with good administrative skills.
    • Results oriented.
    • The ability to quickly command respect and credibility through presence, intellectual acumen, business knowledge, and practical understanding of the operational aspects of a business.
    • A personality style that is team oriented and has the success of the organization and business as his/her main objective.
    • Willing to relocate to the central Florida area with travel as required by the position.

    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). 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.



    Work Environment and 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.


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