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Sr. Contracts Manager - Commercial

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Amityville, NY, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary


The Sr. Contracts Manager will act as a support function for all aspects of the GKN Aerospace Bid Process as well as contract review and negotiations for the Monitor site.

Contract Review: Analyze contract terms and conditions to ensure they are in line with corporate requirements.  Maintain Executive Summaries as a quick-reference for the company.  Ensure all contractual requirements are flowed out to all affected departments.  Assist in the negotiation of future contracts.

Business Development: Develop an in-depth knowledge of company estimating tools and methods, machining capabilities, and product lines; assist in analyzing new business opportunities and help develop those opportunities that strategically benefit the company.  This effort will consist of coordinating with the functional departments, and generating bid packages for corporate level review. This position also involves the management and oversight of engineering changes and terminations through all aspects of the work flow: estimating, liaising with engineering, and interacting with production control, purchasing and finance department.

Job Responsibilities


•Manage the bid process: Hold site level reviews to introduce new RFQs for bid/no bid determination
•Coordinate with the Estimator as well as the functional departments to ensure RFQ requirements and expectations are clarified
•Ensure proposal components are submitted by the departments in a timely manner
•Accountable for coordinating, assisting and presenting corporate reviews of proposals as needed
•Assist in developing solid, winning proposals that showcase the site’s technical and manufacturing capabilities
•Review all contract amendments
•Assist in the management of the cost impact process (engineering change orders) •Work with the Estimator and Engineering to assess changes
•Work with production control, purchasing, and finance to ensure all costs (i.e. obsolescence, inventory, etc) are properly account for in cost impacts and terminations
•Assist in the administration of Export Compliance for the site
•Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned


Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree; or in lieu of degree 10 years of experience in aerospace and/or manufacturing 
•5 years’ of experience in aerospace and/or manufacturing 

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience managing direct reports in a contracts group
•Knowledge of common commercial contract terms
•Fluent in MS Office
•Experience with finance associated with manufacturing a plus
•Experience with Export Compliance a plus
•Assertive personality, exemplary communication skills, and a self-starting attitude are paramount for success in this position



Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty