Contracts Manager - Aerospace, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-696A
  • Date Posted: 17 May 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Executive Positions, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Contracts Manager - Aerospace, Defence


Our client is looking for a Contracts Manager to be a business partner to one of its Business Unit to support revenue growth that optimizes EBITA and to provide win/win solutions through innovation and commercial excellence. Defence and/ or Aerospace experience is essential. MOD or US DoD experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will need demonstrable customer facing and experience leading contracts negotiation / re-negotiations. This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset and offers a very attractive salary and benefits.


As a Contracts Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Aerospace and/or defence business experience is essential.

Degree or equivalent experience in law/business.

Broad contract law knowledge.

Experience of managing and advising on commercial and business risk.

Combines experience, intuition and strategic thinking to make considered judgements about the overall impact on the business and people, including potential threats

International commercial awareness highly desirable.

UK MoD & US DoD contracts knowledge would be an advantage.


As a Contracts Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

Support to business win process through arranging quotations and support negotiation of contracts & agreements within one of our client’s business unit.

Identify commercial risks and mitigations

Compliance with Contract Policy

Implementation of Group policies & procedures which relate to Commercial, Contracts & Legal function

Contract review, acceptance & order acknowledgement

Contract administration & Point of Contact for customer commercial enquiries

Support the creation of flow down terms & conditions for Operations & Supplier Management

Develop relationships with internal and external customers

Management of customer contractual claims

Create contract summaries for management

Preparation of inputs and support to Tender Vets and Life Cycle Management Reviews

Advise on bid approval escalations to BU/Sector/EDC & Board as appropriate

Manage the engagement of intermediaries in compliance with the Distributor/ Reseller Engagement Policy and Advisor Engagement Policy

Conduct periodic Health Checks on intermediaries

Change management


Keywords:  Contracts Manager, Commercial Manager, Bids, MOD, UK MOD, US DoD, aerospace, defence.


Contracts Manager - Aerospace, Defence

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset

Salary:  very competitive salary plus excellent benefits