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Commercial Contracts Manager

Requisition ID:  67975
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Ventura County (3125)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

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 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, the Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Contracts Manager oversees the contract management activities and processes ensuring all activities are executed in strict compliance with corporate policies.  Reports to the company Director of (Commercial) Contracts.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Reviews and redlines complex contracts, agreements, and other contractual instruments to identify and mitigate contractual and legal risks, including terms and conditions, statements of works, obligations, and liabilities in compliance with corporate policies.
•    Negotiates contracts, agreements, modifications, licenses, non-disclosure agreements, and other contractual instruments.
•    Supports the preparation and review of major proposals in response to customer RFPs, RFTs, and solicitations. 
•    Drafts, prepares, reviews, and/or approves contractual agreements and related documents.
•    Provides expert contract interpretations regarding contract obligations, requirements, and liabilities and effectively communicates same in a concise manner to other internal stakeholders.
•    Acts as the company’s primary internal and external contract liaison before, during, and after contract life-cycle. 
•    Ensures efficient contract performance throughout the contract, program, and product life cycles, including contract changes, amendments, and modifications.
•    Effectively manages contracts to ensure strict compliance with all contract requirements and obligations, Company policies, and applicable government regulations and laws.
•    Plans, directs, controls, and manages the activities involved with the contract management and administration activities. 
•    Works closely with Customer Account Managers, providing guidance and direction when required.
•    Continually looks for opportunities to improve contracting processes.
•    Manages and coordinates contract management activities in a manner that ensures good customer relations while protecting the interests of the company. 
•    Analyzes the impact of contract changes and modifications and ensures good contract change management practices are followed. 
•    Maintains an awareness of current statutory requirements influencing contract development and administration. 
•    Prepares and submits regular reports to company and division management.
•    Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree (BS) in contracts management, business, or related field or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations.
Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience in contract management.
•    Experience in the aerospace and defense industry with government and commercial customers is strongly preferred. 
•    Candidate must have strong communication, presentation, and writing skills.
•    Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with customers and co-workers.
•    Strong presentation skills.
•    Candidate should be self-motivated and able to work within a multi-site team environment.
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet important deadlines.
•    Ability to give accurate and timely direction and guidance to supporting organizations and personnel.
•    PC skills essential (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an 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 an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, 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.

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