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International Contracts Manager



International Contracts Manager

C£50,000 DOE

West Malling


The International Contracts Manager will assist in management of all aspects of the contracts function, including the negotiation and administration of a wide range of complex international contracts and related business agreements.

 

This individual will also assist in the preparation of cost/price proposals and provide guidance on all contractual matters involving compliance with international (Civil and Common Law Systems), commercial, and US federal laws, rules, and regulations.

 

The manager will provide cross-functional guidance and support to business development, program management, proposal management, and executive leadership in the area of international contracting.

 

The primary location of this role is in Sweden, however the employer is happy to consider candidates working from the West Malling offices. This role would expect daily communication with the Sweden branch and the candidate must be prepared for overseas travel.

 

If you wish to discuss this role further before applying, contact Interpersonnel’s Head Offices on 01622 688409 for further information.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews RFP/tender requirements and supports proposal development

  • Coordinates and assists in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of large strategic international contracts (government/commercial) and associated modifications

  • Assists in development of negotiation strategies and contract negotiations

  • Reviews agreements and contracts and all associated documents for consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions and company policies.

  • Reviews and administers contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance

  • Supports teaming/partnership agreements, memorandums of understanding and memorandums of agreement development.

  • Advises management of contractual requirements and issues and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • Acts as primary contact for assigned international and commercial contracts activities.

  • Ensures completion of appropriate corporate review of proposals and agreements.

  • Assures compliance with applicable regulations and internal policies and procedures

  • Engages Global Trade Compliance (GTC) department for ITAR/EAR reviews to ensure appropriate handling of export-controlled data

  • Coordinates preparation of customer responses with other departments (Business Development/Sales, Global Trade Compliance, Program Management, Proposal Development, Operations, Finance, Legal and Engineering) as necessary

  • Maintains working knowledge of commercial, international (Civil and Common Law), and US federal (FAR, DFARS) rules and regulations and practices affecting international contracts, including UCC, US import and export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA), anti-boycott laws and various international acts

  • Assists in identifying legal, contractual, and financial risk-related issues and provides guidance to management on resolving complex issues.

  • Assists with communicating contractual flow downs to subcontracts department

  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements

  • Regularly communicates and documents status/progress of pending items

  • Generates supporting documents and materials, including Reps and Certs, NDAs, and Loan Agreements and coordinates with Legal as required

  • Provides domain expertise in full-lifecycle contract management regardless of contract type (Cost Reimbursable, Cost Plus, FFP, T&M, etc.)

  • Acts as focal point for contractual communications and commitments for assigned Contracts

  • Works as a partner with Leadership, Program Management, Engineering, Finance, and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk for both Requests for Proposals and assigned Contracts

  • Reviews and administers contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance

  • Assures compliance with applicable regulations and internal policies and procedures

  • Monitors program performance for scope changes and takes appropriate action.  Manages, advises, and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned Contracts

  • Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses

  • Negotiates proposals within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results

  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements

  • Regularly communicates and documents status/progress of pending items

  • Generates supporting documents and materials, including Reps and Certs, NDAs, and Loan Agreements and coordinates with Legal as required

  • Performs other assigned duties as necessary

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Must possess combination of strategic and tactical execution skillsets

  • A self-starter, capable of working well independently and remain self-motivated

  • Ability to review and assess terms and conditions for risk and to draft and suggest alternative language to mitigate risk

  • Need to clearly and succinctly be able to communicate both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to express ideas freely and confidently in group settings and all levels

  • Proven ability to set and achieve short-term and long-term goals

  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers on significant matters often requiring the coordination and collaboration of activities across organizational lines

  • Able to think critically, assess risks and options, and drive consistency and risk mitigation through the lifecycle of a contract

  • Demonstrates exemplary attention to detail and research skills

  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and goals

 

This position requires access to export-controlled information or items (i.e. regulated technology or technical data per ITAR/EAR US regulations). Applicants must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

 

Due to the nature of this role and client, a job offer is subject to satisfactory preemployment checks.

 

 

Interpersonnel are operating as an Employment Agency for our client for this particular role. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search. We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. Our all current vacancies are on our website

 

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