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Sr. Contracts Manager

Company: Terran Orbital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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, administration, and 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 by financial and programmatic goals.Requirements

  • Proactively manage various contracts (government/commercial) of all types (cost reimbursement, fixed price, IDIQ, time and material, etc.).
  • Review bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policies and customer solicitation requirements.
  • Proactively identifying and resolving contractual issues; addressing disputes, questions, and concerns.
  • Respond to various complex inquiries while providing leadership in developing innovative solutions.
  • Review, draft and negotiate various sales, teaming licenses, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advise business and technical leadership of contractual rights and obligations and interpret complex terms and conditions.
  • Participate in cost and pricing processes with program management and customer representatives.
  • Maintain corporate awareness of regulatory changes and contractual requirements, including flow-downs, US export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and anti-boycott compliance.
  • Develop and maintain various templates, training materials, and performance metrics.
  • Serve as primary contact with customers, vendors, suppliers, and other external parties concerning contractual matters.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 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, with a 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 work extended hours as required.Benefits
      • Employee Equity Incentive Program
      • 100% company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
      • 401(k) Match
      • Unlimited PTOAbout Terran Orbital Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the 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 require possessing a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.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.If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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