Sr. Contracts Manager

Requisition ID:  119823
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)
Location: 

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.

 

Job Designation

The Sr. Contracts Manager oversees the contracting and agreement processes for site-specific commercial and governmental programs across multiple Parker Meggitt Braking Systems Division sites, with personal presence at one of those sites. Prepares and reviews contractual documentation / agreements and provides commercial related advice in accordance with corporate policy and applicable legal requirements.  Provides full life cycle contractual support to the Divisional sites from proposal to closure to ensure the protection against exploitation of Parker Meggitt Intellectual Property, revenue and profit. Works with colleagues to maximize the benefit of the business case for all opportunities.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Works alongside Business Development, Engineering, Programs, Finance other functions to develop contractual partnering and supply relationships to best develop and leverage Parker Meggitt Intellectual Property and business relationships.
•    Assesses contractual and commercial risk and provides appropriate advice to site leadership, site functional departments and Contract Management team.
•    Responsible for generating, drafting, reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions for site specific business matters; compliance matrices; and making recommendations in accordance with Parker Meggitt policies.
•    Coordinates flow-downs of contractual requirements with all functional departments including program management, engineering, product support, finance, quality, supply chain management, manufacturing, as required.
•    Contractual support and administration with advice throughout the contract life cycle: Bid Approval Requests, claim management, sensitive or formal communications with customers.
•    Delivery of internal Request for Approval applications for claims and assertions within their responsibility
•    Evaluate compliance to all applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies and applicable business practices and procedures.
•    Advises functional departments of contractual rights and obligations; functions as subject matter expert.
•    Negotiates with Customers regarding out of scope assertions, pricing and claims, utilizing their intimate knowledge of contractual obligations of all parties.
•    Provides commercial input related to work transfer & sourcing activities to ensure compliance with customer requirements and internal and external regulations and policies.
•    Utilizes legal resources and other subject matter experts to ensure all levels of risk are recognized and subsequently addressed.
•    Ensures that all sales contracts and commercial matters are efficiently documented, prioritized and tracked in the contracts repository and management system (e.g., Salesforce and SEAL).
•    Be the point of contact for matters to be referred to the Parker Meggitt Braking Systems Division and Group Legal for information, validation or approval.
•    Attends and leads customer dialogue related to the contractual topics under their responsibility.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree in related field required
Years' Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in commercial/contracting processes and application
Skills:
•    Expert knowledge of commercial and contractual principles and best practices
•    Strong understanding of contractual terms and conditions and high risk terms
•    Excellent presentation and communication skills
•    Solid problem solving, decision making and analytical capabilities
•    Able to plan and direct technical efforts to meet team objectives
•    Excellent negotiation skills
•    Demonstrated financial acumen, with the ability to interpret and disseminate commercial and contractual context in complex claims and assertions
•    Strong interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion; effective oral and written communication skills, with strong attention to details 
•    Ability and willingness to learn and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
•    Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality or timeliness
•    Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
•    Self starter and leader with the ability to draw on support when required

Parker Meggitt is committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognize their full potential.

Parker Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, or 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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 at or HRISon@meggitt.com.

This position requires 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.