Director of Contracts

Requisition ID:  38660
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Ventura County (3125)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation


  • The Director of Contracts position is located at Meggitt Airframes Systems - Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA and works closely with all functional teams at the operational site level.  This position reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the contracts management team and will also interact with all functional groups including order management, Quality, sales strategy, and marketing, group legal and trade compliance teams.
  • The Director, Contracts will proactively lead negotiation of contracts and provide support and contractual guidance during the performance period through closeout or renewal of follow-on contracts.  Provides direction, common tools and processes to satisfy internal and external customers in alignment with Meggitt objectives. 
Job Core Responsibilities


  • Serve as the focal point for all contractual activities for the site, including support for existing business and new development / integrated product development teams.  
  • Support proposal development and leads contract negotiations with customers.
  • Develops and negotiates other legal agreements, including NDAs, PIAs, technology license agreements, and others as required.
  • Work closely with the Director of Program Management to recognize and assert changes in scope and constructive changes that are not covered by the contract.  
  • Manage and submit requests for equitable adjustments to the customer within the appropriate time limits.
  • Responsible for training and implementation of policies and procedures related to DFARS 7012 Cyber Security requirements
  • Maintain close surveillance over the contracts department related to workflow, timely production, budgetary conformance, utilization of personnel, and equipment.
  • Must be capable of assessing legal and business risk when making decisions concerning contractual commitments 
  • Lead Contracts Baseline Change Management Process & implementation across IPTs
  • Perform contract/subcontract review, negotiations and interface with customer/vendor contracting personnel
  • Assist with proposal preparation and management review of Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.
  • Review contract/subcontract modifications and proposals for completeness, compliance, and accuracy
  • Support functional departments in identifying and resolving performance, funding, payment and other issues from time to time with customers on assigned contracts
  • Leads annual training for non-contractual managers on a variety of commercial risk areas 
  • Notify management of potential non-compliance and other problems that could have an adverse impact on the company
  • Participate in customer business management reviews, focusing on contractual issues
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to ensure compliance with customer requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Direct Reports: Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools, and resources
  • Indirect Reports: May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


Job Specifications



  • Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in a related field                         
  • Field of Study/Area of Experience: 
    • 15 years of experience working with increasingly progressive levels of responsibility in contracts within the Aerospace industry.
    • Related contracting courses in government, commercial and international contracting, trade compliance, leadership, management, and program management desired.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities List:

  • Experience working in a cross-functional business environment with a high level of coordination across multiple functions.
  • Skilled at the negotiation of terms and conditions, pricing, agreements, and proposals for a designer/manufacturer of complex components, subsystems, and systems.
  • Ability to draft, review, and negotiate complex contract terms and conditions, ensuring adherence to corporate policies and procedures.
  • Strong working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations and commercial contracting provisions.
  • Team-oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • Experience negotiating intellectual property rights and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Pricing experience desired with working knowledge of business financial concepts 
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.)


Additional Information Regarding Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

  • Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department.
  • This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
  • Meggitt reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  
  • Meggitt shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law. 



This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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