Sotera Defense, A KeyW Corporation, has an immediate opening for a Vice President of Contracts in our corporate offices in Herndon, Virginia, or Hanover, Maryland. Location will depend on candidate. The VP of Contracts is responsible for managing a contracts staff of approximately 25 contracting professionals on all facets of the contracts activity, including proposal preparation, administration, negotiation and termination in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), company policies, legal requirements and customer specifications. The position will report to the KeyW General Counsel.
The position requires a hands-on, executive-level manager that will flawlessly support our internal and external customers, and work well with C-suite executives and functional peers.
At least 20 years of contracting experience with increasing levels of responsibility in a U.S. Government contracting environment with emphasis in the Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community. The candidate will have excellent leadership skills, analytical abilities, attention to detail, a strong customer orientation, and effective verbal/written/presentation skills. The successful candidate must possess a desire to work in a creative, growing, and challenging environment. Proficient computer skills as well as experience with advanced cost estimating tools and enterprise accounting systems such as Costpoint are strongly preferred. Occasional travel required to division and offsite locations. US citizenship required. This key position requires a BA or advanced degree in Business, Law, Finance, or a related field.