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Contract Manager

AAR Corp

This is a Contract position in Bothell, WA posted May 14, 2022.

Contracts ManagerAAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries.

AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service.

We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value.

At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.SUMMARY The Contracts Manager is responsible for all aspects of the contracting process including proposal preparation, writing, fact finding, negotiation, contract administration, contract reporting, contract execution and contract closure.

Responsible for the administration, and proper coordination of various types of contracts/subcontracts, agreements and other legal documents with program management, finance/accounting, legal, and other functional areas as necessary.

Participate in the identification, development, and defining of proposals.

Participate within the contracts department in the development of best practice processes and procedures in Government contracts and change management.

Performs contract administration functions and maintains oversight on new and existing contracts as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for entire contractual life-cycle administration of contracts/subcontracts and other activity as assigned by the Contracts Director/Sr.

Contracts Manager.

Prepares and administers routine correspondence, negotiation memoranda, and contract documentation to ensure timely and coordinated submittal.

Prepares, organizes and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and compliance.

Assists mid to high-level business development, contracts, and project management professionals in working with internal or external business teams on issues and developments relative to assigned contracts.

Examine and compare contract documents against proposals and negotiation records for accuracy Analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure.

Analyzes new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.

Assists in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.

Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.

Develops or assists in developing cost/price proposals in response to customer requirements.

Creating and maintaining relationships with suppliers and customers.

All other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES Strategic Management Change of Direction Being connected & Respectful Diverse Mindset Building relationships and partnerships Focus Accountability Building confidence & integrity QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments.

Ability to identify required improvement to established policies and to communicate implementation procedures to others.

Working knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contract law.

Strong analytical skills.

Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Must be able to work with little direction and handle multiple tasks.

Ability to understand and apply technical concepts related to aviation and apply technical and pricing concepts of our capabilities and related turnkey services.

Prior government/military experience desired.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering, or Law Four or more years of relevant professional experience in Contract Administration or equivalent experience in contracts, law, aviation, defense, aerospace or manufacturing.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office business applications.

Must have excellent communication and people skills.

Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and other related federal regulations (desired).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met be an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the facility.

Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

In addition, this position requires the use of a computer, intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workdayCOVID vaccination may be required as part of your employment in the future.AAR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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