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United Technologies
Location: United States, North America
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Buyer
Contracts Specialist

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems
Job ID 49171BR Date posted 07/10/City Wilson
State North Carolina
Country United States

Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative 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.

The Contracts Specialist is responsible for all facets of contract and business administration for assigned commercial and military aerospace programs and customers (development as well as sustaining/production). Provide customer service and support to domestic and international customer base. This position reports directly into the Senior Contracts Manager for the Fire Protection Systems business unit.

-Review, negotiate, and scrutinize terms and conditions of newly acquired contracts and manage existing contracts to ensure compliance and resolution of any potential contract and/or risk issues
-Proposal preparation
-Purchase order review, processing and acknowledgement
-Flow down of contract requirements and amendments
-Develop pricing approaches and strategies to align with overall business objectives
-Preparation of contractual agreements, including non-disclosure agreements and LOI's, MOA's etc.
-Support marketing & program management with new proposal activity and development, contract negotiation and execution
-Change management; monitor contract activities for out-of-scope work, develop & negotiate assertions as appropriate
-Customer demand & financial forecasting and order demand management
-Track, manage & report delivery performance metrics
-Assess business risks and propose plans to mitigate when appropriate
-Accounts receivable monitoring
-Business analysis and management of customer accounts
-Contract file maintenance and close-outs
-Comply with all company procedures and internal authorization requirements and guidelines
-Other duties as assigned by manager

Qualifications -Minimum of 5+ years Contracts Administration experience to include administration of complex government and commercial contracts. Working knowledge of various contract types, and US Government export regulations is desired.
-Working Experience and background in FAR/DFAR contracting
-Must have expertise and full understanding of aerospace & defense contract terms and conditions. Capable of evaluation, presentation to management, recommendation of strategy and successful implementation.
-Candidate must be an experienced negotiator of contract terms and conditions and contract pricing with customers.
-Excellent communications skills: writing, presenting, negotiating, listening.
-Works expeditiously under time constraints and in a fast-paced dynamic program environment.
-Results oriented; working collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced manufacturing business environment.
-Must be proficient in the use of PC and applicable software applications including analysis tools.
-Successful candidate will be a self starter with strong analytical and problem solving skills; capable of dealing with multiple internal and external (domestic and international) customers.

Additional Comments
-REQUIRED YEARS EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years exp
-REQUIRED EDUCATION: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline
-INDUSTRY: Aerospace required
-DISCIPLINE: Working with Government contracts required

Education -BA/BS required (MA/MS and/or JD preferred) in Law, Business, Finance, or Engineering concentration

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, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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