United Technologies Corporation Lead Contracts Manager in Cheshire, Connecticut

Job ID: 68395BR

City: Cheshire

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Legal

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

As part of the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) team, you'll help support the development of the next generation of more intelligent, more integrated and more reliable solutions that enhance aircraft safety and performance in the most rigorous flight conditions. We have 100 years of experience, a phenomenal product portfolio, state-of-the-art test labs and the resources to make your ideas shine.

The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise, and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative ideas to helping us maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. Enjoy working with diverse groups? Want opportunities to grow your career at a fast-paced, global enterprise? If you want to bring your legal expertise to the aerospace industry, our team could be a great fit for you.

UTC Aerospace Systems is a global supplier of systems and services in the aerospace and defense markets with one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry. The Sensors and Integrated Systems (SIS) division located in Cheshire, CT has a full-time position for a Lead Contracts Manager.

The Lead Contracts Manager is responsible for the performance of activities relating to proposal management for new contracts, negotiation of contract terms and conditions, creation, and negotiation of contracts and special agreements, contract flow down-negotiation of claims and settlements for labor and material costs, and customer account management. This may include audit, control, or liaison functions with both suppliers and customers. Overall contract compliance to standard procedure.

Primary Responsibilities:

Typical Roles/Area of Focus:

  • Incumbent’s responsibilities will generally focus on one or more of the following:

  • Lead contracting positions and strategy on business terms approach with a focus on mitigating contract liability and risk by driving solid negotiating solutions

  • Engage in proposal and contract position review at RFP phase and prior to customer submittal

  • Establish solid customer relationships

  • Formation of Contracts and Special Agreements

  • Contract review and customer flow down

  • Managing commercial item assertions

  • Resolve conflicts or disputes with customers relating to contractual compliance or interpretation

  • Assure that SIS contracting policies are aligned with applicable UTAS prescribed policies

  • Work closely with Customer Service Representatives, Program Management and Business Development to assure overall compliance to contract review, contract flow down and overall contractual requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervision

Level of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for supervising a small team (Contract Managers and Contract Administrators)

  • Work closely with Contract Administrators, Customer Service Representatives, Program Management, and Business Development to assure overall compliance with the contract requirements.

  • Responsible for complying with direction and objectives in alignment with business unit goals and objectives

  • Contributes to the department or business unit by applying their advanced knowledge of one or more functional areas

  • Has Contracts expert knowledge, can work independently on contract formation and can effectively drive contract administration activities.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience

  • Candidate will have an extensive background in military and government (indirect or direct) contracting, ideally in aerospace and/or defense systems.

  • Experience with crafting agreements and the negotiations of terms and conditions including but not limited to Non- Disclosure Agreements, Master Agreements, Licensing Agreements and Memorandum of Agreements.

  • Knowledge of FARs, DFARs and other applicable government/military contracting requirements. compliance with the life cycle of contract

Preferred Qualifications

Military Contracts experience and/or Manufacturing Contracts experience preferred

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree w/6–10+ years of experience

  • Master of Arts/Master of Science degree w/4–7+ years of experience

  • Ph.D. degree w/2–4+ years of experience

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience

  • Candidate will have an extensive background in military and government (indirect or direct) contracting, ideally in aerospace and/or defense systems.

  • Experience with crafting agreements and the negotiations of terms and conditions including but not limited to Non- Disclosure Agreements, Master Agreements, Licensing Agreements and Memorandum of Agreements.

  • Knowledge of FARs, DFARs and other applicable government/military contracting requirements. compliance with the life cycle of contract

Preferred Qualifications

Military Contracts experience and/or Manufacturing Contracts experience preferred

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.