Under the general direction of a Contracts Supervisor, negotiates and administers a variety of major contracts of large dollar value and/or technical complexity with various government agencies or other industrial firms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Submits proposals, negotiates with customer prices, schedules, terms and conditions of all proposals assigned, ensuring that terms are fair and acceptable to management.
Coordinates activities of all departments within Kaman concerned with given proposal(s) to arrive at an acceptable contract.
In negotiations must be capable of justifying labor rates, burdens, man hours and material estimates.
Issues Sales Orders upon signing of contract, describing work to be performed, delivery schedules, any unusual terms or conditions of the contract to ensure that all terms and conditions are met; submits and negotiates changes or modifications to contract when requested by the customer or personnel and/or customers to discuss all aspects of proposal or contract, or to solve problems that arise in the performance of the contract.
Administers all aspects of the Contract which includes daily various data entry tasks along with addressing any invoice related issues.
Coordinates with all internal customers and maintains close liaison with external customer throughout the life of contract.
Prepares periodic reports showing pending, delinquencies, Sales Forecasts, Sales Orders status, etc., to keep management fully informed of progress.
Maintains knowledge of current and anticipated procurement needs and regulations through contacts in various government agencies, customer contacts and government or trade journals.
Report any unusual circumstance or condition to management.
Maintain personal productive and quality standards as determined by top management.
Follow standard practices and procedures as outlined by top management.
Maintain area in a clean and orderly condition.
Follow all company regulations.
Perform similar and other related duties as instructed or required.
Over 5 years, up to and including 8 years of progressive experience in contracts administration.
Broad knowledge of contract administration, and a good sense of timing in difficult negotiations.
Working knowledge of procurement needs and regulations in various government agencies, government publications and trade journals.
Ability to negotiate proposal(s) to arrive at the price, schedule, and terms acceptable to the company.
Effective oral/written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team/collaborative environment.
Strong Computer Skills including Microsoft Software.
Kaman Integrated Structures and Metallics a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, located in Jacksonville, Florida, produces large aircraft structures and sub-assemblies, including sheet metal details, extrusion and machined parts. Working from Manufacturing Centers of Excellence in the United States and Mexico. Kaman has the experience and capabilities to provide total aerostructures solutions to the domestic and international aerospace markets.