Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Contracts Manager to join our high-performing integrated Contracts Team in Lynnwood, WA.
The Contracts Manager supports the customer business team in the effective review, negotiation, and management of contracts to enable achievement of business plan goals, while minimizing the company’s contractual risk and liability.
Provide expert consulting and oversight to the customer business team to ensure successful negotiation and management of business agreements including Long Term / Override Agreements, Product Support Agreements, Nondisclosure Agreements, and Sales Representative/Distributor agreements which drive profitable growth and mitigate contractual and legal risk/liability for Crane
Ensure compliance with all Crane contracts policies and procedures (e.g. CP-400, CP-102 ABC, and CP-GC Series). Interface as needed with internal legal team and outside attorneys to resolve contracts issues. Participate in Crane contract risk monthly reviews
Ensure compliance with all FAR and DFARS regulations applicable to US government contracts. May be required to perform duties related to DFARS cyber incident evaluation and reporting
Manage a contract tracking and archiving system that will ensure traceability and security of executed customer contracts and changes
Develop and present contracts training that will ensure understanding of key contracting topics by the customer business team
Execute and continuously improve processes and procedures for customer contracts management, using Crane Business System principles and tools
May be required to perform duties as a Facilities Security Officer if assigned to a cleared site, in accordance with US government NISPOM regulations
May be required to perform duties as a Senior Intellectual Property Leader for some or all sites (per CP-400.)
Execute other tasks or responsibilities assigned by your supervisor related to meeting the objectives of the Contracts Team. This may encompass activities or initiatives at other sites
The focus of this position may be heavily weighted in one or more of the following areas, depending on the make-up of the contracts team and current business needs: Commercial contracts, Government contracts, and Intellectual Property
Business and/or Legal Degree or equivalent
Five years of relevant experience in contracts management, contract law, or business management, preferably within the Aerospace and Defense market
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of contract terms and risk management.
Proficient in conflict resolution and negotiations
Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) with all levels of the organization and with customers
Employment Eligibility Requirement:
Due to the export-controlled nature of our products and data, US Person under ITAR status is required.
Ability to obtain a US government security clearance may be required for Contracts Managers at cleared facilities
MBA or JD
Eight years of relevant experience.
Standard office environment at a manufacturing facility.
Work requires substantial visual concentration on detail.
Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment including but not limited to; eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE.
May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes.
About Crane Aerospace & Electronics:
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
The Electronics Group of Crane Aerospace & Electronics designs and manufactures high-density, high-reliability electronics for our aerospace, space, military, medical, industrial, and commercial customers.
Our product line includes custom power converters and custom miniature (hybrid) electronics circuits for applications across various markets including commercial, space and military aerospace and fiber optics. We have been designing and building DC/DC converters, EMI filters, and special products since 1969.
We are committed to operational excellence and world-class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.
In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment.
Crane Co. reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of accountability and responsibility. This description should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.
Internal Number: 9301
About Crane Aerospace @ Electronics
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative systems, components, and services for commercial aircraft, defense platforms, and space systems which have proven reliability in mission-critical environments. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions: Cabin Systems, Electrical Power Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions, Landing Systems, Microwave Solutions, and Sensing Components & Systems.
We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.