United Technologies Corporation Associate Director - Contracts in Burnsville, Minnesota

Job ID: 71157BR

City: Burnsville

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Category: Legal

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us!

As part of the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) team, you'll help support the development of the next generation of more intelligent, more integrated and more reliable solutions that enhance aircraft safety and performance in the most rigorous flight conditions. We have 100 years of experience, a phenomenal product portfolio, state-of-the-art test labs and the resources to make your ideas shine. Come soar with us.

The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative ideas to helping us maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. Enjoy working with diverse groups? Want opportunities to grow your career at a fast-paced, global enterprise? If you want to bring your legal expertise to the aerospace industry, our team could be a great fit for you.

Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by "make it possible," we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative ideas to helping us maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. If you want to bring your legal and contracting expertise to the aerospace industry, our team could be a great fit for you.

As a Contracts Manager Lead, you will be responsible for performance of activities relating to proposal management for new contracts, negotiation of contract terms and conditions, creation, and negotiation of contracts and special agreements, contract flow down, negotiation of claims and settlements for labor and material costs. This may include audit, control, or liaison functions with both suppliers and customers, and overall management of contract compliance to standard procedures. In addition, you will be responsible for leading and developing a team of Contracts professionals, as well as having ownership of contracting activities across a matrixed organization. Typical Roles/Area of Focus:

Primary Responsibilities:

•Own contracting positions and strategy on business terms approach with a focus on mitigating contract liability and risk by driving solid negotiating solutions

•Lead and / or Engage in proposal and contract position review at RFP phase and prior to customer submittal

•Establish and build customer relationships

•Negotiation and formation of Contracts and special agreements

•Contract review and customer flow down

•Managing commercial item assertions

•Resolve conflicts or disputes with customers relating to contractual compliance or interpretation

•Assure that SIS contracting policies are align with applicable UTAS prescribed policies

•Align with Customer Service Representatives, Program Management, Legal, Finance and Business Development to assure overall compliance to contract review, contract flow down and overall contractual requirements

•Lead, train and develop a team of Contracts professionals

•Own and represent contracting related efforts and present to key stakeholders including Site, Corporate Leadership and Executive Leadership Teams

•Other duties as assigned by supervision Level of Responsibility:

•Work closely with all levels and functions throughout the organization to assure overall compliance to the contract requirements

•Responsible for complying with direction and objectives in alignment with business unit goals and objectives

•Contribute to the department or business unit by applying their advanced knowledge of one or more functional areas

•Expert contract language knowledge, with ability to work independently on contract formation and effectively drive contract management activities

•Lead and develop Contracts team Outcomes/Deliverables:

•Terms risk summary

•Flow down, communicate and validate compliance of contractual obligations throughout the organization

•Executed Contract/Agreement

•Contracts compliance to the life cycle of contract

•Increased skills development of direct reports

Qualification: Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience required.

  • 8+ years of experience with Master’s degree

  • Experience working with commercial, military, and government customers,

  • Experience with negotiating complex contracts,

  • Knowledge of FARs, DFARs, and other applicable government /military contracting is preferred.

  • Experience in a customer facing role, dealing with individuals at all levels of an organization.

  • Supervisory experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain or other Business related degree. Other types of degrees may be considered based on experience.

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

UTAS4220184

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience required.

  • 8+ years of experience with Master’s degree

  • Experience working with commercial, military, and government customers,

  • Experience with negotiating complex contracts,

  • Knowledge of FARs, DFARs, and other applicable government /military contracting is preferred.

  • Experience in a customer facing role, dealing with individuals at all levels of an organization.

  • Supervisory experience

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.