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Contracts Manager

Woodward, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, short term disability, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Colorado, Fort Collins
March 21, 2024

Woodward's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Commitment

At Woodward, no matter where you are from, your physical appearance, or how you identify, you deserve the opportunity to reach your greatest potential. We are on a journey to achieve this as an organization and want to work closely with our members to set the right path.

We humbly acknowledge this will be an imperfect journey. Yet, we are steadfastly committed to embracing the power of diverse people, perspectives and experiences for our current members, attracting the best talent across our communities, and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplaces for all.

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • Estimated annual base pay: $109,500 (minimum) - $137,000 (midpoint) - $164,500 (maximum)
  • All members included in cash bonus opportunity
  • 401(k) match (4.5%)
  • Annual Woodward stock contribution (5%)
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance upon date of hire
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Contracts Manager, we have an exciting opportunity for you. In this role, you'll have the primary responsibility of managing the customer interface over the contract life cycle, establishing the contractual framework where applicable, and administering claims management. You'll use your expertise in contracts drafting and negotiation to ensure that all contracts are legally sound and meet our company's requirements. Additionally, you'll provide support for contract negotiations and claims management functions to help us drive our success.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Manages the customer interface over the contract life cycle.
  • Reviews customer contract drafts and executes under the established proposal pricing strategies and cost targets.
  • Leads and ensures timely commercial review of contracts, including functional reviews of commercial terms.
  • Ensures commercial terms align with business, commercial, operational, and supply chain objectives.
  • Identifies compliance risks and consults with applicable stakeholders to determine the approach.
  • Negotiates pricing and contractual framework for both OEM and repair, maintenance, overhaul, and service agreements.
  • Manages contracts to ensure compliance with Woodward's obligations and enforcement of Woodward's rights, such as design changes, pricing, liquidated damages, payment, and administration.

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in arts/sciences (BA/BS) required
  • 2+ years of experience in a commercial role in contract administration, government contract administration, commercial operations, and/or sales
  • 2+ years of experience in the related industry
  • Robust knowledge of contract drafting, understanding of contract terminology and utilization within contracts and implications.
  • Managing internal and external customers with respect to commercial intent, timelines, expectations, project requirement and coordinating with subject matter experts.
  • Strong negotiation skills Including formulating a floor-position, explaining company positions clearly and affectively, and delivering in a professional manner.
  • Experienced writing skill set with extreme attention to detail.
  • Understanding of commercial terms and industry standards
  • Experience in managing existing contracts to ensure compliance and enforcement of rights, customer claims management and support, and effective relationship management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, organizational and planning skills, ability to adapt to different cultures, effective listening and strong collaboration skills.

Application window is anticipated to close 30 days from original posting date.

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of the ITAR and EAR, or eligible to obtain all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. citizen or national, lawful permanent resident (i.e., 'Green Card holder'), or a protected person (e.g., asylee, or refugee).

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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