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Senior Contracts Manager

Company: Terran Orbital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

As a Senior Contracts Manager, you will support business units in the management of contracts. Areas of responsibility include proposal review, contract review, negotiation, and administration, as well as compliance with U.S. export and other regulations governing international business to provide for contract management in accordance with company policy. Reviews, interprets, recommends, and negotiates contractual terms and conditions and participates in developing policies, procedures, and standard practices to ensure contract activities achieve desired objectives and timetables. Advises business leadership on contractual approach in accordance with financial and programmatic objectives.


  • Proactively managing a variety of contracts (government/commercial) of all types (cost reimbursement, fixed price, IDIQ, time and material, etc.).
  • Reviewing bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policies and customer solicitation requirements.
  • Proactively identifying and resolving contractual issues; addressing disputes, questions, concerns.
  • Responding to a variety of complex inquiries while providing leadership in developing innovative solutions.
  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various sales, teaming, license, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advising business and technical leadership of contractual rights and obligations and interpreting complex terms and conditions.
  • Participating in cost and pricing processes with program management and customer representatives.
  • Maintaining corporate awareness of regulatory changes and contractual requirements, including flow-downs, US export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-boycott compliance.
  • Developing and maintaining various templates, training materials, performance metrics.
  • Serving as a primary contact with customers, vendors, suppliers, and other external parties with respect to contractual matters.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
    • Bachelor's degree in business, contract administration, or similar discipline, along with 10+ years of progressive professional experience in federal contract administration.
    • Demonstrated experience with complex contract negotiation and commercial terms and conditions in broad applications, thorough understanding of contracting principles and concepts.
    • Demonstrated experience with the U.S. federal acquisition process, government contracting principles and regulations (including FAR/DFARS).
    • Experience with U.S. export regulations is desired.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate multiple work phases.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to work extended hours as required.



      Generous PTO with floating holidays and flexible vacation policy

      100% company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and dependents


      To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.


      Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world's largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.

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      Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Terran Orbital, Irvine , Senior Contracts Manager, Executive , Irvine, California

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