We have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Administrator A to join our team! Under the direction of the Manager, Contracts the Contract Administrator A is responsible for a range of contractual actions in order to monitor contract agreements, analyze contract performance, and reduce/mitigate risk for the business. Experience in contracts for aerospace products and services, or similar manufacturing industries with minimal supervison.
Supports cradle-to-grave contracting, to include the drafting of Contractual documentation, Contract negotiations, Contract execution, and Contract closeout, by working closely with all appropriate functions. Close coordination with Business Development and Business Capture to prepare complete and compliant proposals. Close coordination with Supply Chain to support vendor negotiations. Review of Purchase Orders (POs) for acceptability, and entry of POs to release Sales Orders to the shop.
Knowledgeable of both Government and Commercial Terms and Conditions for the sale of goods and services, and comfortable with negotiating such. Familiarity with FAR and DFAR. Experience with all Contract types as well as Agreements is preferred.
Represents the Contracts function on Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to help ensure contract performance and compliance. Ensures consistency in customer ordering systems and internal ordering systems, identifying and resolving discrepancies.
Basic business financial acumen. Works closely with Accounts Receivable to monitor timely and accurate payments from Customers. Performs fact-finding and analyses in support of contractual claims both for and against KISM.
As a senior member of the team, work closely with more junior members to provide coaching and mentoring opportunities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
Minimum of 7 years of related experience in a related field or industry. Aerospace and manufacturing experience preferred.
Must be able to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize conflicting deadlines.
Strong judgment and problem solving skills, and decision-making ability.
Exceptional customer service skills, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality appropriate for a large business environment.
Able to develop and maintain strong business relationships with customers and other stakeholders.
Attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
Proficient with MS Office products and MRP systems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to work effectively in a team and cross- functionally.
All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently all applicants must be US citizens or US Permanent Residents (“green card holders”) and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.
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About Kaman Aerospace
Kaman Corporation is diversified company that conducts business in two segments: Aerospace and Industrial Distribution. For more than 70 years, we have been recognized for technical breakthroughs and innovative solutions to critical challenges.