Director of Contracts

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-089
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/24/2020
    • Years of Experience: 12+
    • Radford Job Code: 03023
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Job Description

Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity within the space industry. Our motto "From Strength to Success" reflects a commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and classified customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider in that we integrate Kratos-developed products with 3rd party software, as well as design and develop new tools and applications to provide end-to-end systems that solve mission unique requirements.

Kratos Space Federal is seeking a Director of Contracts supporting our businesses in Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO Northern, VA and Lanham, MD.


The qualified candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Direct the full range of contracting activities including proposal development, contract negotiation, administration, and close out to ensure delivery of business results and compliance with Kratos policy and government regulations
  • Communicates corporate and business unit objectives to contract department
  • Establish highest-level contract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations
  • Approve and implement new and revised contract policy and process
  • Participate in development of business alliances, source selection procedures and process, make or buy determinations, and risk management directives
  • Provides career development and training opportunities for contract professionals
  • Performs in a cross-functional role for other business elements, e.g. finance, operations
  • Provides guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members
  • Ensures appropriate contract staffing and budget levels

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Business related field
  • Minimum 12 years relevant experience
  • Five years of managing contracting professionals
  • Strong Contractual knowledge across US and International customer terms and conditions
  • Strong knowledge of the US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • to include cost reimbursable, firm fixed price, research and development, time and material and other transactional agreements
  • Experience with major system acquisitions, to include capture and program execution
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and motivate a staff of 10+ contract professionals
  • Ability to perform in complex cross-functional business environment
  • Proven management and delegation ability
  • Motivational and visionary leadership skills, including the ability to recognize and develop emerging leadership talent
  • Experience with multiple contract types, IDIQ, Cost Plus, Time & Material, FFP, Award Fee, etc.)
  • Understand Far Part 12 and Far Part 8.
  • Position located in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Active SECRET clearance with ability to gain a TS/SCI 

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.