Contracts Manager

Cobham Plc
Dorset, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Cobham Mission Systems in Wimborne have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager.

The key purpose of the Contract Manager is to be an integral business partner to the business unit to support revenue growth and to provide win/win solutions through innovation and commercial excellence.

This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.

We are able to offer flexible working arrangements, such as working remotely with attendance on site on an agreed basis as required.

As a Contracts Manager, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree or equivalent experience in law/business
Broad contract law knowledge
IT literate
Experience of managing and advising on commercial and business risk
Combines experience, intuition and strategic thinking to make considered judgements about the overall impact on the business and people, including potential threats
International commercial awareness highly desirable
Experience in a defence contracting environment would be an advantage
UK MoD & US DoD contracts knowledge would be an advantage

As a Contracts Manager, your main responsibilities will involve:

Support to business win process through arranging quotations and support negotiation of contracts & agreements within area of responsibility
Identify commercial risks and mitigations
Compliance with Contract Policy
Implementation of Group policies & procedures which relate to Commercial, Contracts & Legal function
Contract review, acceptance & order acknowledgement
Contract administration & Point of Contact for customer commercial enquiries
Support the creation of flow down terms & conditions for Operations & Supplier Management
Develop relationships with internal and external customers
Management of customer contractual claims
Create contract summaries for management
Preparation of inputs and support to Tender Vets and Life Cycle Management Reviews
Advise on bid approval escalations to BU/Sector/EDC & Board as appropriate
Manage the engagement of intermediaries in compliance with the Distributor/ Reseller Engagement Policy and Advisor Engagement Policy
Conduct periodic Health Checks on intermediaries
Change management
Co-operate with management to meet the employer's legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions

About Cobham Mission Systems

As the world's leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.

Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.

We offer challenging and rewarding roles across a wide range of disciplines that combine to make us a true global technology and service leader.

Our ethos is rooted firmly in our history of innovation, leadership and empowerment and we take great pride in solving the big problems that others can't. If it can be done we can find a way.

We believe in operating as a team, both among ourselves and alongside our partners. And we believe in pushing our potential to its very limit.

After all, we did not get to where we are now, nor will we succeed in the future, by being unambiguous or complacent. For us, Every Mission Matters.

What You Can Expect From Us

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which includes an annual bonus, employer matched pension scheme of up to 12%, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with options to buy/sell 5 days per year, company funded life cover of 3x salary and income protection scheme as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. In addition, we offer a wide range of additional benefits through our Cobham Choice Benefit Portal covering Health & Wellbeing benefits, Insurances, Cycle Scheme, Gym Flex, Technology Scheme and discounted Retail Vouchers to name a few.

Working at CMS Wimborne

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