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United Technologies Corporation Supply Chain Contracts Manager in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Job ID: 40216

City: Wolverhampton

State: England

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full-time

Description:

Supply Chain Contracts Manager - Wolverhampton

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.

The high quality products we design, produce and service in our Interiors, Actuation and Propeller Systems (IAPS) business allow both passengers and crew members to have a more comfortable experience and greater piece of mind during flight. From lighting and actuation systems to propellers, evacuation systems and seating - what we design and manufacture works together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class customer service, yet passengers don't even know we're there - and that's how we like it.

Get on-board the UTC Aerospace Supply Chain team and play a part in managing our innovative products from inception to delivery. Operations and Supply Chain employees have the opportunity to network across our businesses and functions, all while improving the productivity, quality and efficiency of our operations worldwide

As Contracts Manager you will play a pivotal role working alongside Commodity Managers supporting with contract negotiations, create supplier contracts and other related documents and support enforcement of contract terms with suppliers.

As Contracts Manager you will:

  • To take the lead role in ensuring all supply chain activities are undertaken in accordance with all applicable legislation

  • Ensure that any legal requirements are embedded within policies, templates and guidance in a timely fashion and that team members are able to implement such requirements competently.

  • Provide day-to-day advice, support and guidance to colleagues in respect of legislative matters, taking a solution focused approach to business problems and providing a risk based analysis of options available.

  • Collaborate the UTAS legal functions to ensure adherence to process and approval of contracts, be the interface with UTAS Legal community.

  • Review suppliers' terms and conditions and advise relevant Commodity Manager of any areas of risk, ambiguity or commercial disadvantage, for example termination clauses.

  • Where disputes over contract terms arise, providing initial advice and support to the team in terms of interpretation of contractual requirements.

  • Analyse gaps in existing LTAs and propose strategies to fix gaps and improve UTAS position.

  • Work with Supply Chain team to ensure that appropriate legal requirements are included in contract terms and monitoring.

  • Building strong working relationships across the Supply Chain Management department to develop understanding of current legislation

  • Providing guidance on sharing of sensitive data along the supply line while still maintaining an adequate level of protection.

  • Providing advice and guidance on different cultural and legal differences in managing global logistics.

As our Supply Chain Contracts Manager should have previous experience in delivering supply chain/legal activities, preferably demonstrating experience in the following areas:

  • Demonstrable professional understanding of all the legal aspects of supply chain activity in an international environment (USA,UK, Italy, France)

  • Significant procurement contract management experience Experience of supplier relationship management.

  • Demonstrable cross team working to embed legislative principles to all supply chain activities

  • Experience in contract drafting and providing paralegal advice to the contract drafting process

  • Experience in monitoring compliance and ensuring all supply chain activity meets legislative requirements

Requirements:

You will bring to the role:

  • Be degree qualified in Law or Business Management, Engineering, or other equivalent experience.

  • Passionate desire to excel against demanding customer expectations

  • Ability to think creatively and wisely and apply your influential personality

  • A passion to take ownership and deliver as both leader and member in a winning and supportive team environment.

  • Ability to keep up to date with current supply chain legislation

  • Experience or enjoyment of working within complex business situations.

It would also be desirable if you:

  • Had good Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

Be flexible and willing to travel and to work flexible hours to support communication across different time zones.

Qualification:

You will bring to the role:

  • Be degree qualified in Law or Business Management, Engineering, or other equivalent experience.

  • Passionate desire to excel against demanding customer expectations

  • Ability to think creatively and wisely and apply your influential personality

  • A passion to take ownership and deliver as both leader and member in a winning and supportive team environment.

  • Ability to keep up to date with current supply chain legislation

  • Experience or enjoyment of working within complex business situations.

It would also be desirable if you:

  • Had good Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

Be flexible and willing to travel and to work flexible hours to support communication across different time zones.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.

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