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United Technologies Corporation Bids & Proposal Officer in Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Collins Aerospace., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including a Bids & Proposal Officer.

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Bids & Proposal Officer will be responsible for management of customer and supplier contracts and implementation of related changes for the A350XWB Galley Program.

Key responsibilities include –

  • Contribute to managing and controlling contractual change within the A350 XWB program

  • Execution of the processes relating to the management of customer contracts and implementation of related changes for the A350XWB Galley Program Contract Change

  • Contribute to managing and controlling the implementation of customer and internally generated change within the program

  • Be subject matter expert on all contract and related change documents and issues.

  • Execute all aspects of contract changes including impact analysis, creation of contractual, commercial business case, customer negotiation, administration and subsequent implementation. Specifically:

  • Communicate with the customer regarding all elements of the contractual changes

  • Track the progress of the contractual changes and report out the status to the wider stakeholders within the business

  • Create a manage metrics pertaining to the contractual change process that are clear, concise and actionable if escalation is required

  • Identify and initiate change requests with customer or suppliers or as requested

  • Identify and assess all costs, schedule and other commercial and technical impacts related to change requests.

  • Generate the financial and business case for all contract related changes.

  • Obtain the required information from engineering, certification, program management, procurement and other stakeholders etc to manage change requests.

  • Present, negotiate and document the changes to the contract with the customer and internally

  • Minimise the Gross Margin impact of any changes using the contract as a tool for agreeing the impact of changes

  • Ensure all changes are reflected within contracts with suppliers and customer.

  • To respond to all change requests within 30 days.

  • Participate in the tracking meeting with the customer to ensure an accurate status of all changes are documented

  • Prioritization of tasks to meet deadlines and able to provide relevant management information.

  • Setting expectations and agreeing response time with internal teams to meet customer expectations

The successful candidate will have the following –

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent

  • Contract management

  • Experience of working with complex technical and engineering issues and leading technical teams.

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Program management, including change management

  • Working with commercial contracts, on a long term project / program basis

  • Identification of financial impact from the technical solutions

  • Business case modelling

  • Must be capable of handling commercial negotiations with Customers and Suppliers

  • Must be able to form effective partnerships with Customers/Suppliers

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite,, Microsoft Project, JDE)

  • Flexible and able to work to changing deadlines

  • Ability to work autonomously and able to set priorities of own work and the work of internal stakeholders

  • Ability to manage and coordinate cross functional departments

  • Understanding of engineering, procurement and commercial dependencies

  • Ability to plan and manage priorities such to ensure timely receipt of inputs and responses

Desired requirements:

  • Aerospace, engineering, bids and proposals

Your personal data is collected and processed by B/E Aerospace, Leighton Buzzard (the “Company”) for recruitment purposes only. The Company will transfer your personal data to its ultimate parent company B/E Aerospace, Inc. in the United States of America for HR management purposes, in accordance with standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. You have the right to access your personal data, to rectify it if necessary and to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal data, by sending an email to: carlene_read@beaerospace.com You are providing your personal data to the Company voluntarily.