Skip to main content

Search Jobs

Match Your Skills

Let us find jobs for you based on the skills and experience in your LinkedIn profile.

Job Match

Director, Contracts

Job ID SAS20201305-45551

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.


Job Title: Director, Contracts
Job Code:  SAS20201305-45551
Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

The primary role of the Director of Contracts is to provide leadership and oversight of the contracts organization across all the divisions contained within the Mission Avionics Sector (MAS). The Director of Contracts is responsible for providing Sector leadership direction and guidance on commercial, international and U.S. Government contracting within MAS.

Essential Functions:

•Organize and develop the MAS Contracts organization to ensure optimum contractual support.

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

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

•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.

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

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

•Provide guidance to divisions on Non-disclosure/Proprietary Info Agreements, and Teaming Agreements

•Review Sector level bids and 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

•Work closely with government contacts and corporate representatives for legal, contracts, export, import, customs/traffic, intellectual property and anti-bribery compliance

•Coordinate throughout L3Harris to identify, avoid and/or mitigate the effects of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)

•Participate in segment level initiatives; sponsor one or more teams designed to 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

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.