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Sr. Contracts Manager

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.
Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Sr Contracts Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Director of Contracts, the Sr Contracts Manager will support business units in the management of contracts. Areas of responsibility include proposal review, full life-cycle contract management, negotiation, administration, and compliance with US export and other regulations governing international business to provide for contract management following company policy. Reviews, interprets, recommends, and negotiates contractual terms and conditions and participates in developing policies, procedures, and standard practices to ensure contract activities achieve desired objectives and timetables. Advises business and program management leadership on contractual approach following financial and programmatic objectives.
Key Duties And Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage various contracts (government/commercial). Experienced with all contract types (i.e., Cost Reimbursement, Fixed Price, FPIF, IDIQ, Time and Material, etc.).
  • Review bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policies and compliance with customer solicitation requirements. Demonstrated ability to lead the review and analysis for major proposal efforts to mitigate contract risks. Ability to serve as a Volume lead.
  • Proactively identify and resolve contractual issues; address disputes, questions, and concerns. Respond to various complex contracting inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative solutions for complex contracting matters.
  • Review, draft and negotiate various Teaming, Licenses, Proprietary Information and Non-Disclosure agreements.
  • Advise business, technical, program management leadership of contractual rights and obligations and interpret complex terms and conditions.
  • Participate in cost and pricing processes with program management and customer representatives.
  • Maintain corporate awareness of regulatory changes and contractual requirements, including flow-downs, US export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and anti-boycott compliance.
  • Develop and maintain various templates, training materials, and performance metrics.
  • Contribute to the development of various Policies and Procedures.
  • Serve as primary contact with customers and other external parties concerning contractual matters.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Legal Studies or relevant degree from an accredited University
  • 10+ years of progressive professional experience in Government and Commercial Contract Management in support of multiple technical programs
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex contract negotiations and Government and Commercial terms and conditions in broad applications, thorough understanding of contracting principles and concepts
  • Thorough understanding of the US Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition policy, government contracting principles, and regulations. Strong working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the NASA FAR supplement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proficient computer skills to prepare documents in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple contract actions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to work extended hours as required
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance and meet eligibility requirements for SCI
  • Experienced in executive level communications and briefing
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • Contracting Certification – such as NCMA CPCM or Defense Acquisition University (DAU) DAWIA Level III in Contracting
  • Experience with US export regulations is desired
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $120,000-$175,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.
Work Environment
The job operates in a professional office environment but is a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
To comply with US Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.
Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].