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Contracts Manager (Aerospace)

Company: Parker Hannifin Corporation
Location: Elyria
Posted on: March 10, 2023

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Contracts Manager (Aerospace)
Location : ELYRIA, OH, United States
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Mar 1, 2023
Job ID : 39316
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Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Parker has increased its annual dividend per share paid to shareholders for 66 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.
Position Summary:Responsible for the leadership and supervision of a contracts team. Leads and manages a team to develop, negotiate, and administer a variety of assigned contracts of moderate scope and complexity. Supports the division and/or site contract management function by aligning and implementing effective goals, policies, and procedures, and by ensuring contractual and regulatory compliance.
This position reports to the Business Team Leader and has direct reports.
Essential Functions:

  • Manages and is accountable for the performance of assigned contracts and programs. Leads negotiations and ensures coordination within and across internal teams. May lead multi-divisional contract negotiations.

  • Applies thorough knowledge of products and services and understanding of division goals and strategies in developing contracts and proposals. Supports the Division and/or site by implementing and following through on with strategic objectives and tactical goals.

  • Leads and guides the team in performing analysis, interpretation, investigation, and research of critical contractual information and data. Provides guidance on contract interpretations and in developing recommendations and negotiation alternatives.

  • Evaluates the company's contractual risk in terms of cost exposure (e.g. compensation of damages/costs associated with performance) on assigned contracts. Works with the team to mitigate risk during contract performance. Manages the contractual change control process in accordance with program management change control procedures.

  • Oversees and approves task planning on assigned contracts. Approves resource requirements and effort estimates. Applies understanding of program financial reporting methods. Ensures an effective process to advise other teams of contractual flowdown requirements.

  • Establishes direction for functional team and direct reports. Develops and mentors others. Champions professional certification and career development for the Group contracts administration/management community.

  • May execute the duties associated with Export Compliance, including division-wide Export Compliance Program. May act as Division's Export Administrator.

  • Investigates and resolves compliance problems and responds to questions from internal or customer sources and government regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinates training and business meetings to facilitate the exchange of information on contract reviews. Develops and implements programs to increase cross-functional knowledge and awareness of contracting requirements and policies as needed.

  • Maintains and coordinates contacts with domestic and foreign civilian and military representatives, as well as customers and government agency officials. Analyzes problem/opportunity areas, structures data-gathering and evaluation of internal processes, and coordinates responses.

    - Bachelor's degree (BA) in Business Administration or a related discipline. Contracts management certification preferred. Advanced degree (MS/MBA/JD) may be preferred.
    - 7 or more years of related experience, including 2 years in project lead role. Demonstrated experience with multiple contracts of varying complexity and scope.
    - Proficient in contract management concepts, tools, techniques, and risk management. Understands the impact of key terms to flow down. Strong negotiation skills. Thorough knowledge of legal principles and the ability to identify high-risk contractual terms.
    - Requires contract management certification. May require Program Management certification or other certifications as appropriate to the job function.
    - Ability to facilitate work within and across teams and varied levels of leadership and customer contacts.
    - Ability to quickly identify and address critical issues of complex programs and lead the team to develop action plan to improve performance.
    - Broad understanding and knowledge of contract management processes and various contract types. Thorough knowledge of regulations and laws applicable to contracts. May require in-depth knowledge in broad range of export Regulatory Requirements and certification as an ECoP or equivalent.
    - Able to lead process improvements; able to oversee/conduct training and rollout efforts to institutionalize process improvements.
    - Ability to create partnerships with the contract customers, end use customers, and suppliers.
    - Has detailed knowledge of the product lines and marketplace associated with the fielded products in assigned contracts. Thorough knowledge of applied technology and processes included on the contracts.
    - Demonstrated application of business concepts and accounting principles associated with project cost and budgetary planning/control. Thorough understanding of the relationships between basic product, program, and operational information related to contracting. Solid understanding of estimation methods, critical path analysis, and earned value techniques.
    - Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Able to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or other teams. Able to influence business decisions and negotiate resource allocation.
    - Effectively uses current information technology, systems, and business applications related to contracting and customer/supplier interface; is proficient with standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes), project management and database analysis tools.
    Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as example of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.
    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required for all positions, and certain positions may require specific types of legal work authorizations. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
    If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf or http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pd
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