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Director, Order Management and Contracts

Requisition ID:  55559
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programs to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Job Designation

The Director of Order Management and Contracts is based at Engine Systems North Hollywood and works closely with all functional teams at the operational site level. This position is responsible for the order management, contracts management, proposal management and contracts administration team and will also interact with multiple business units, sales strategy and marketing, group legal and trade compliance teams. Maintains and owns the Customer/Program relationship from Receipt of Contract through Production. Individual will proactively lead the customer relationship from sales through final billings and work to manage follow-up contracts.  Provides direction, common tools and processes to satisfy internal and external customers in alignment with Meggitt objectives.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Serve as the focal point for all contractual activities for the site including support for existing business and new development / integrated product development teams.
•    Work closely with the Director of Program Management to recognize and assert changes in scope and constructive changes that are not covered by the contract. 
•    Manage and submit requests for equitable adjustments to the customer within the appropriate time limits.
•    Develop Program Plan(s) and program schedule to support business operations
•    Maintain close surveillance over contracts department related to work flow, timely production, budgetary conformance, utilization of personnel and equipment.
•    Ensure that compliance with SOX, DFAR, FAR and ITAR regulations are being met on all programs
•    Maintain conformance to budgetary limitations in all subordinate departments
•    Ensure compliance with all US Government contract reporting requirements.
•    Must be capable of assessing risk when making decisions concerning processing components
•    Establish and maintain cost and schedule baselines and forecasts that meet the program, contract and company requirements
•    Lead Contracts Baseline Change Management Process & implementation across IPTs
•    Perform contract/subcontract review, negotiations and interface with customer/vendor contracting personnel
•    Assist with cost proposals to address Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.
•    Review all contract/subcontract modifications and proposals for completeness, compliance and accuracy
•    Manage performance, funding and payments on assigned contracts
•    Notify management of potential non-compliance and other problems that could have an adverse impact to the company
•    Participate in customer business management reviews, focusing on contractual issues
•    Partner with cross functional leaders to ensure compliance with customer requirements

Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor Degree in related field or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations 
Years' Experience: 15+ years of experience working with increasingly progressive levels of responsibility in contracts within the aerospace industry; related courses in government, commercial and international contracting, trade compliance, leadership, management and program management desired.
•    Experience working in a cross functional business environment with a high level of coordination across multiple functions
•    Skilled at negotiation of terms and conditions, pricing, agreements and proposals for a designer/manufacturer of complex components, subsystems and systems
•    Ability to draft, review, and negotiate complex contract terms and conditions ensuring adherence to corporate policies and procedures
•    Strong working knowledge of FAR/DFAR/ITAR/EAR regulations
•    Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
•    Experience negotiating intellectual property rights and nondisclosure agreements
•    Pricing experience desired with working knowledge of financial concepts including price
•    Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.) 

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

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