Senior Contracts Officer

Job Description

Contracts Manager – Aerospace, Defence, MOD

 

Our client is a successful global aerospace and defence company

 

The Contracts Manager will be an integral business partner to the business unit to support revenue growth and to provide win/win solutions through innovation and commercial excellence. 

 

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

  • Degree or equivalent experience in law/business

  • Experience in aerospace, defence or other complex high technology organisation

  • Broad contract law knowledge

  • IT literate

  • 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

  • Experience in a defence contracting environment would be an advantage

  • Familiar with UK MoD & US DoD contracts conditions

 

As a Contracts Manager, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Support to business win process through arranging quotations and support negotiation of contracts & agreements within area of responsibility

  • 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

  • Co-operate with management to meet the employer’s legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions

     

Keywords:  Bids, Risk Management, Contract Law, Defence, MOD, Aerospace, Tenders, Life Cycle Management Reviews, UK MOD contracts, US DoD contracts, Contracts Manager, Contract Manager, Commercial Manager

 

Contracts Manager – Aerospace, Defence, MOD

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset

Salarycompetitive plus bonus and excellent benefits package