Director of Contracting

Leading Aviation Services Organization


Aerospace & Defense


Chicago, IL


Product Management & Strategy



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Position details

Client / Situation

  • Our client is a provider of aviation services, including inventory management, parts supply/distribution, engineering services, maintenance, repair and overhaul, command and control centers and airlift operations, to commercial and government defense clients, helping their customers operate more efficiently and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service
  • They engaged us to find a Director of Contracting who will be responsible for growing key government and defense accounts through cradle to grave contract management

Objectives / Mandate

  • Oversee proposal, negotiation, award, administration and close out of contracts
  • Work closely with internal staff and Department of Defense to ensure compliance with contract and regulatory requirements
  • Read, review, comprehend, and communicate government requirements and regulatory guidance from various sources
  • Lead the Contract team, instruct personnel on contractual requirements and provide regulatory guidance
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategy in a high-volume transaction business
  • Provide technical oversight and ensure team is identifying risk associated with potential contracts properly
  • Lead teams through audits

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