United Technologies Corporation Manager, Contracts in Fairfield, California

Job ID: 76207BR

City: Fairfield

State: California

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.

The high-quality products we design, produce and service in our Interiors, Actuation and Propeller Systems (IAPS) business allow both passengers and crew members to have a more comfortable experience and greater piece of mind during flight. From lighting and actuation systems to propellers, evacuation systems and seating - what we design and manufacture works together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class customer service, yet passengers don't even know we're there - and that's how we like it!

The nature of our global business is complex and we are part of one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Our success relies on the Office of the General Counsel to help us get the job done. As a valued partner, the Office of the General Counsel plays an integral role in the achievement of UTC Aerospace Systems innovative technologies becoming a reality in space, in the air, or on the ground. The team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our collective world class teams inventive 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.

This position leads team of intermediate to experienced professionals in Contracts, advising the team on issues concerning contract matters. Oversees the preparation of bids, process specifications, and progress reports. Trains employees and advises leadership of contractual rights and obligations to protect business interests. Responsible for and implements improvements to department processes to ensure effectiveness of the Contracts team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads a team of professionals in preparing bids, processes specifications, progress reports, and other reports.

  • Assists in implementing service excellence strategies to improve the relationship between legal department and other departments.

  • Assists leadership in training employees to ensure understanding of and adherence to contract law related to the business.

  • Assists in litigation and advises management of contractual rights and obligations to protect the organization’s legal and business interests.

  • Assists in compiling and analyzing data, and in maintaining historical information to ensure ease of accessibility and retrieval of data and documents.

  • Supports proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Advises and represents the organization on legal issues concerning contract matters.

  • Creates proposals, negotiates and executes contracts.

  • Provides legal advice on warranty and contract administration.

  • Prepares legal documentation for legal and contract negotiations and relationships.

  • Prepares legal applications for warranty and new contracts, as needed.

  • Maintains historical legal records.

Qualification:

Skills Required:

  • Self-sufficient in Microsoft Office products.

  • Eligibility to gain access to program materials and products governed by ITAR requirements.

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills, including ability to convey complex ideas simply.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with customers (internal and external) at all levels of an organization.

  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure and within time constraints

  • Strong organizational skills with ability multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • ITAR experience a plus

  • SAP experience a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience or

  • Advanced degree and 3 years of prior relevant 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.

Note:

  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screens for re-hires only performed for previous employees who have been gone from the company for more than 1 year

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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:

Skills Required:

  • Self-sufficient in Microsoft Office products.

  • Eligibility to gain access to program materials and products governed by ITAR requirements.

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills, including ability to convey complex ideas simply.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with customers (internal and external) at all levels of an organization.

  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure and within time constraints

  • Strong organizational skills with ability multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • ITAR experience a plus

  • SAP experience a plus

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.