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Contracts Manager Aerospace

Pasadena , CA

Senior Contracts Manager
Our client is a once in a lifetime type cutting edge project located in Pasadena, California. Being developed by a group of leading university and research centers from across the globe. It has been formed to design, construct and operate this next generation astronomical observatory with the capability to have 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.
They are looking for a Senior Contracts Manager based in their Pasadena, CA office to lead all aspects of contracting and purchasing and to ensure the successful acquisition of high value, specialized and technical procurements required for the completion of the project.
This person will be responsible for managing all major purchases and contracts associated with design and build of the project. This will be a key position within the Contracts and Procurement Department and will also assist Senior Management in developing procurement strategies and ensuring consistency with company policies, procedures and best practices. Suppliers include domestic and international businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations
  •  Accountable for successful solicitations and awards for all large dollar contracts & procurements relating to the GMT design and build
  • Assist in developing sourcing strategies, bid methodologies, and selection criteria
  • Responsible for request for procurement strategies, proposal development, solicitations, negotiations and documentation of proposed awards, contractual agreements, award and contract administration activities
  • Partner and provide guidance to internal technical staff concerning contract and procurement issues including the preparation of statements of work, technical requirements and the technical management of contracts
  • Provide advice and guidance to company management on contractual rights, risks, and obligations
  • Establish critical contract terms and conditions. 
  • Help set procurement strategies of large strategic procurements relating to the GMT
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, procedures and applicable laws
  • Work with key stakeholders including GMTO General Counsel on matters requiring legal review and assisting in the preparations and presentation of transactions to the Board of Directors as required
Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and MBA, C.P.M or similar degree required.
  • 10 to 15 years of successful experience in Contract Management and Administration with 8-10 years working directly on major high dollar construction or scientific/technical projects
  • Excellent knowledge of contract and procurement activities including contract formation, negotiation, post-award administration, close-out and terminations. 
  • In-depth knowledge of various contract types (e.g., Design, Design/Build, Design-Bid-Build, Time & Materials, Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Master Service Agreements, Task Orders, etc.) and their respective pricing structure and terms. 
  • Experience managing the competitive bidding process including and formal supplier solicitations (e.g., RFPs, RFQs, etc.), establishing bid evaluation criteria and strategies to arrive at best value and fair and reasonable price. 
  • Experience in the development, review, evaluation and negotiation of terms and conditions and engineering, contractor, supplier proposals.
  • Experience with large commercial, one-of-a-kind, design/build and international/non-US procurements and contracts.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Excellent commercial and business negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to work with others
  • Ability to work and manage with interdisciplinary teams to ensure contractual requirements are met
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • High standard of ethics
  • Strong sense of accountability and leadership
  • Well-organized and able to multitask
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines
Preferred Experience:
  • Juris Doctor Degree is desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial procurement laws, practices, standards, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), incoterms
  • Understanding of Project Management activities
  • Strong background in international and commercial contracts and complex purchases
  • Experience with Purchasing and Contracts software applications
Apply now for immediate and confidential consideration!
This client offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical (Premium Employer/Employee Share Ratio (PPO): 75%/25%, (HMO) 100%/0%), Dental, Vision, 401k program (automatic contribution of 10%-20%), 15 pd holidays + pd vacation 24 days per year.
PTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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