Business Management, Contract Management, Department of Defense
About the Business
Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient.
In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division located in Jacksonville, Florida is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?
About the Contracts Function
The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative ideas to helping us maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. Enjoy working with diverse groups? Want opportunities to grow your career at a fast-paced, global enterprise? If you want to bring your legal expertise to the aerospace industry, our team could be a great fit for you.
This position is for an experienced contracts professional, working independently. Creates proposals, negotiates and completes contracts. Provides guidance on warranty and contract administration and monitors analyses and coaches less experienced staff. Responsible for process improvements to enhance department function and performance.
Draft, generate, interpret, review, negotiate, and manage complex contract documents, in accordance with internal and external customer schedules and requests, and ensure alignment with business objectives.
Manage existing contracts to ensure compliance to contract terms, identify and seek adjustment for out of scope changes, and to mitigate risk areas.
Directs analysis and prepares reports to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
Coaches and guides junior professionals and reviews their work to ensure output is of quality and in accordance with business objectives.
Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to ensure contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
Review and comment on Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements and other such agreements in the course of business.
Ensures implementation of improvements to processes to enhance department performance and effectiveness.
Other duties as assigned by manager.
Education / Certifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.
In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.
Master’s Degree is preferred.
Experience / Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years of experience in Contracts.
7 years’ experience in Federal Government Contracting is preferred.
Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and the various contract types.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of an organization (internally and externally).
Able to work expeditiously under time constraints.
Strong attention to detail.
Results oriented; working collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced manufacturing business environment.
Previous experience supporting company Continuous Improvement initiatives, including standard work and business financial goals.
Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Master’s Degree is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more
Internal Number: 01338184
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader
in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and
defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems
and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive
portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the
demands of a rapidly evolving global market.