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United Technologies Corporation Sr. Contracts Specialist in Cheshire, Connecticut

Job ID: 01359514

City: Cheshire

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Legal

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

Date Posted:

2019-10-03-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HCT07: S&IS (AIS) - Cheshire Goodrich Corporation, Cheshire, CT, 06410 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today. The nature of our global business is complex and we are part of one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Our success relies on the Office of the General Counsel to help us get the job done. As a valued partner, the Office of the General Counsel plays an integral role in the Collins Aerospace technologies becoming a reality in space, in the air, or on the ground. The team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our collective world class team’s inventive 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.

Role Overview:

This position is for an experienced contracts professional who is comfortable working independently and ready for diverse opportunities. The perspective individual should be familiar Government Contracting in a FAR/DFARS environment. Working closely with the Program Manager and other team members, the Contract Specialist will participate in the proposal process serving as a Contract's lead, providing advice and counsel to the program team, leading negotiations with the customer and ensuring proper execution of contracts and agreements. Additionally this position will provide all post-award contract management, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements, regulations, corporate policies and best practices.

Responsible for process improvements to enhance department function and performance.

The perspective individual should have experience with US Government contracting in a FAR/DFARS environment. Working closely with the Program Manager and other team members, the Contract Specialist will participate in the proposal process serving as a Contract's lead, providing advice and counsel to the program team, leading negotiations with the customer and ensuring proper execution of contracts and agreements. Additionally this position will provide all post-award contract management, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements, regulations, corporate policies and best practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creates proposals, negotiates and executes contracts

  • Provides cradle-to-grave contract management for assigned contracts.

  • Provides legal advice on warranty and contract administration.

  • Oversees the analysis and prepares reports to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Review, Log and Track all customer requests for proposals and information ensuring coordination with the program/proposal team. Participate in the proposal process as Contracts lead.

  • Review and/or draft proposed contract terms & conditions, identifying contractual and business risks, provide contract leadership for customer fact-finds and business negotiations.

  • Ensure proper internal flow down of contractual obligations and requirements.

  • Manage customer returns through the proper return channel in SAP. Work closely with Operations for status updates, customer unique requirements, and delivery of product to customer expectations.

  • Practice departmental procedures, company policies, export/import requirements, FAR/DFARS regulations and TINA compliance with a high degree of fidelity and accuracy.

  • Understand and support internal financial goals (milestones, progress payments, payment terms, schedule flexibility, cash collection, etc.).

  • Protect Collins Intellectual Property interest through appropriate contract terms & conditions and Non-Disclosure Agreements as appropriate.

  • Work with International Trade Compliance (ITC) personnel to ensure compliance with all import/export regulations.

  • Coordinate customer hardware demand, including input demand changes within SAP.

  • Maintain SAP and Historical Contracts/Legal records

  • Conduct Contract/PO Closeouts.

  • Support Continuous improvements initiatives (ACE).

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • 3 plus years minimum of Government contract administration experience

  • Review and/or draft proposed contract terms & conditions, identifying contractual and business risks, provide contract leadership for customer fact-finds and business negotiations.

  • Ensure proper internal flow down of contractual obligations and requirements.

  • Manage customer returns through the proper return channel in SAP. Work closely with Operations for status updates, customer unique requirements, and delivery of product to customer expectations.

  • Practice departmental procedures, company policies, export/import requirements, FAR/DFARS regulations and TINA compliance with a high degree of fidelity and accuracy.

  • Understand and support internal financial goals (milestones, progress payments, payment terms, schedule flexibility, cash collection, etc.).

  • Protect Collins Intellectual Property interest through appropriate contract terms & conditions and Non-Disclosure Agreements as appropriate.

  • Work with International Trade Compliance (ITC) personnel to ensure compliance with all import/export regulations.

  • Coordinate customer hardware demand, including input demand changes within SAP.

  • Maintain SAP and Historical Contracts/Legal records

  • Conduct Contract/PO Closeouts.

  • Support Continuous improvements initiatives (ACE).

  • Experience working with Government direct and indirect customers

  • FAR/DFAR working knowledge (FAR 12 and FAR 15)

  • Contract proposal creation/execution

  • Contract negotiation and award experience

  • Ability to provide contractual guidance

  • Capable of executing in a fast-paced, high impact/visible environment

  • Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills

  • Proven problem solving skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to work independently and in team environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in US Government (indirect or direct) contracting, ideally in aerospace and/or defense systems is a plus.

  • US Government Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) experience

  • SAP working knowledge

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

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Qualification:

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.

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