Senior Contracts Professional

2 months ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.


Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Contracts Professional versed in Government, Commercial, and International Contracting with an emphasis on Satellite Communications to manage a wide array of contractual engagements covering the entire contract life cycle, including new business formation, proposal generation, negotiations, contract formation, change management, and contract closeout. 


Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Commercial sales (systems/products/services) to US Government prime contractors and direct to the US Government
  • International sales to prime contractors selling to non-US governments and direct to non-US governments
  • US government product/system/service sales to government prime contractors and direct to the US Government
  • IP rights to US Government prime contractors, to the US Government and to non-US governments
  • Field system installations and services CONUS/OCONUS for US government and for non-US governments 

If you’re a high energy, proactive self-starter in your approach to business, we would like to talk with you.  You will be given the opportunity to lead a business area across a full spectrum of contract management activities:


Provides domain expertise in contract management
Administers contracts and monitors contract performance
Acts as focal point for all contractual communications and commitments
Assures compliance with applicable federal regulations and internal policies and procedures
Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses
Negotiates proposals within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results
Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
Works as a key member of program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed
Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements
Manages contract change process and works with Program Management, Engineering, Finance and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk
Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts
Monitors program performance for scope changes and takes appropriate action
Builds customer relationships and knows customer needs and issues
Provides leadership, subject matter expertise and innovative recommendations to new or unusual contracting or programmatic issues
Supports overall understanding of contract operations and enterprise objectives

Has broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles
Demonstrates independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups
Demonstrates creative, innovative approaches and solutions to contractual issues and problems utilizing advanced decision-making skills
Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
May provide work direction to other employees as team/project leader or mentor
Contributes to shaping major market opportunities
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with Prime Contractors as wells as all contract types
Possesses demonstrated experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels
Exhibits demonstrated evidence of successful project leadership capabilities with strong analytical/critical thinking skills
Demonstrates exemplary attention to detail and research skills
Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals
Demonstrates proven ability to initiate and successfully implement new ideas that increase organizational efficiency and support business objectives
Is self-motivated and able to exercise prudent business judgment in matters of business importance.
Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
Possesses demonstrated computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs



Business, Legal, Finance

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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