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Contracts Manager

Company: Parker Hannifin Corporation Parker Aerospace Group
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


Contracts ManagerLocation : IRVINE, CA, United States
Job Family : Program Management
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Sep 26, 2022
Job ID : 34510Back to Search ResultsJob DescriptionApply Now > Save Job Job Saved Parker Aerospace


  • Parker Aerospace, an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, is one of the world's leading producers of flight control, hydraulic, fuel, inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for the aerospace industry. We design and build equipment for virtually every aircraft and aero engine being produced in the world today.
  • In addition to game-changing technology, our customers look to us for shorter lead times, lower costs, higher reliability, and lifetime support. All coupled with the positive attitude and innovative thinking of a true business partner.
  • Parker Aerospace provides unmatched performance for both our customers and shareholders, built on a foundation of integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. As a result, our business has seen consistent growth and, best of all, our team members share in Parker's success. Position Summary
  • Leads the contract management function for a large Division, Site, or a major sub-team, responsible for major contracts, negotiations, and analysis of strategic importance to business performance. May lead multi-divisional contract negotiations.
  • Ensures efficient coordination and consistency of contract terms and conditions within the division. Consults with and advises Division leadership on major and/or critical contract negotiations to ensure appropriate review of potential liabilities and to assess risk-bearing contractual terms.

    Scope/Supervision and Interaction This position will have direct reports. Typically reports to the Division General Manager, Division Staff, or Division Contracts Manager. Provides leadership to a large team or multiple teams. Regular interaction with Division Team Leaders, Division General Manager and staff, and external stakeholders. Essential Functions
  • Manages and is accountable for the performance of military and commercial contracts for all Divisional programs. Leads complex negotiations with major impact to division business outcomes. May lead multi-divisional contract negotiations.
  • Contributes to meeting business objectives and participates in strategic planning at the Division level. Exhibits understanding of division goals and strategies and applies them to contract management practices. May participate on the Group Contracts Management Leadership Team to develop and implement strategies.
  • May research, develop, and manage activities related to international business development activities (e.g. contract terms for use with non-U.S. customers and suppliers; international letters of credit). Supports low cost strategies and opportunities associated with international supplier and offset strategies and assisting with negotiations. Recommends general and specific courses of action.
  • Provides expert advice and interpretation of legal contract and subcontract terms and conditions to minimize or reduce risk and potential liabilities. Analyzes, defines, and estimates the potential impact of contract liability and works with and across divisions to determine negotiation strategy and workable alternatives.
  • Plans, develops, recommends, and implements training, procedures, and systems to be used for contract review across the Division. Participates in high-risk or complex areas such as multi-division contracts, major sub-contracts, joint ventures, and/or systems contracts. Establishes criteria and process for the review of contract exceptions.
  • 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.
  • Manages the contract management budget for Division. Oversees and approves task planning on large contracts or programs; approves resource requirements and effort estimates. Provides risk management techniques and analysis and implement a division change management process. Leads the development of a consistent, effective process for contractual flow down requirements.
  • Responsible for Division implementation of and compliance with Parker export compliance policies and procedures. Provides cohesive leadership in export compliance for the division.
  • Investigates and resolves compliance problems and responds to questions from internal or customer sources and government regulatory agencies. Prepares letters on behalf of Group/Division positions
  • Coordinates training and business meetings to facilitate the exchange of information on contract review. 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.
  • Acts as a mentor and provides training to the Contract Management function and other functional teams, as needed. Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in Business Administration or a related discipline. Advanced degree preferred. Advanced Contract management certification required (e.g., National Contract Management Association (NCMA); International Association of Commercial Contract Management (IACCM) or equivalent) unless JD or MBA.
  • Ten or more years of related experience, including five years in a leadership role. Demonstrated leadership of multiple contracts of significant complexity and scope.
  • Requires Contracts Management certification. May require Contract Management certification or other certifications as appropriate to the job function.
  • Prior training and experience in leadership principles and in leading high-performing teams.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the contract management processes and all contract types. Advanced knowledge of regulations and laws applicable to contracts. May require advanced knowledge of US export compliance rules and regulations and be designated as an Empowered Official
  • Able to lead on-going process improvements; able to oversee/conduct training and rollout efforts to institutionalize process improvements.
  • Proficiency in Contract Management concepts, tools, techniques, and risk management. Strong negotiation skills. Comprehensive knowledge of legal principles behind high-risk terms.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with the contract customers and internal teams.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the product lines and marketplace associated with the fielded products. Has in-depth knowledge of applied technology, associated tools and processes on the contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of business concepts and accounting principles associated with the contract cost and budgetary planning/control. 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.
  • Ability to quickly identify and address critical issues of complex programs and lead team to develop action plan to improve performance. Able to make solid tactical and strategic decisions.

    The essential functions have been provided as examples 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 all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position. Come join the Parker Aerospace Team!

  • We believe in the importance of work life integration and support a 9/80 Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) as well as hybrid virtual work arrangements.
  • Interested in furthering your education? We offer up to $10,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year as well as education benefits.
  • Work hard, play hard! We enjoy celebrating our employees for all that they do. You can look forward to various social committee activities throughout the year including an End-of-Year BBQ, Halloween Contest, Holiday Party, etc.
  • Dress for your Day - we offer flexibility in your options for work attire including being able to wear jeans throughout the work week.
  • We offer competitive vacation and 13 paid holidays - enjoy time off with family and friends during the company-wide holiday shut down at the end of the year.
  • Take advantage of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is a free, confidential service provided to employees and their family members to help deal with any personal problems at work or at home.
  • Grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafeteria that provides a wide array of breakfast, lunch and snacks. We also have a mini mart on the production floor as well as vending machines on all floors if you need to satisfy a sugar craving.
  • Stay healthy with wellness! Earn rewards for participating in health and emotional wellbeing challenges, receive an annual biometric screening, and enjoy access to our basketball hoops, a volleyball court, and baseball field.
  • Employee discounts on various services (car purchases, computer purchases, life adventures, etc.)
  • 401(k) with a 5% matching contribution with immediate investing in addition to a 3% RIA match (overall 8% company match)!
  • Competitive annual bonus incentive plan. Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care.
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Refer a family member or friend and receive a generous award for referrals that are hired (up to $4,000)! 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. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin. 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. This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. ("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 and http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf
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