Commercial Contracts Manager A17-003

Location:McLean, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Excellent Benefits on Day One!
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:150 - Legal
Company:Aireon
Description:

The Contracts/Subcontracts Manager will provide contractual and business support to the Director, Contracts and the Aireon team through the daily negotiation, placement and management of commercial agreements. The Contracts/Subcontracts Manager will work with all levels of employees within the organization, including senior staff, in negotiating and managing agreements and strive to provide improvements in the service to the Aireon team and Aireon’s customers. The preferred candidate is an energetic, proactive flexible individual who can work independently and as a team player. This position will initially focus on subcontractors and vendors, with support of international customer agreements dependent on the demonstration of necessary skills, international considerations and business acumen.

Duties:

 

  • Interpreting and drafting domestic and international commercial agreements, including, but not limited to, warranties, indemnification, limitations of liability, intellectual property, work-for-hire and related provisions.

  • Evaluate risk, perform liability trades, assess non-standard provisions to determine risk to the company and propose/write alternatives and counter-proposed terms using contractual expertise and sound business judgment.

  • Provide sound contractual and business advice, interpretations and recommendations to the technical, program, public relations, sales and executive teams.

  • Ability to “think on one’s feet,” address issues with short response timeframes and develop reasonable, prudent and workable solutions.

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with fellow associates at various levels within the firm, as well as with suppliers and customers.

  • Individual must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high-energy environment that is deadline driven, detail oriented, and have the ability to juggle a wide variety of tasks, deadlines and activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

  • This is a non-supervisory position.

 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree considered a “plus.”

  • Nominally 3-10 years of direct contracts experience in commercial agreements.

  • “Roll up the sleeves and get it done” approach. Must be able to work independently.

  • Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to prioritize assignments and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must possess strong skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the use of automated contracting approval tools and databases.

Plus:

  • Aviation and/or Air Traffic Management knowledge a plus.

  • Workday.
  • Salesforce.
  • International business/contracting experience.

 

Aireon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

 



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