Sr. Contract Manager


Middle River Aerostructure Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reverser (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacelle components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres – where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for nearly 90 years. In 2019, MRAS was acquired by VT Systems, the U.S. affiliate of Singapore-based ST Engineering – becoming a part of its global network of aerospace facilities and offices. With the ownership change, the company was renamed Middle River Aerostructure Systems.

Job Summary:

With minimal supervision and as a Contracts subject matter expert, provide leadership to the business on moderate to complex and critical US domestic and international programs, maintain SAM.Gov website, develop solutions that require a high level of creativity, innovativeness, and commercial an US Government contracts expertise. Ensures functional activity is performed in compliance with company policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations. Must maintain good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization.

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will have broad, in depth demonstrated experience in Contract Management and Compliance and will, at a minimum:

· Be a subject matter expert in US Government, commercial, and international contracts.

· Lead the pre and post contract award process to flow down terms and conditions and customer requirements

· Maintain expert knowledge in US Government contracts (FAR/DFARS/AFFARS)

· Have working knowledge and understanding on international trade compliance (ITAR/EAR)

· Be able to work multiple high impact activities concurrently

· Lead continuous process improvements of policies and procedures as they relate to the Contracts and Compliance functions

· Apply both tactical and strategic thinking and strong business acumen in resolving business issues

· Analyze and conduct risk assessments and risk mitigation approaches on terms and conditions, draft agreements, negotiate agreements/amendments, and interpret agreements, resolve contractual disputes and claims

· Provide analysis and recommendations to executive management on complex contractual issues

· Consult with Legal Counsel as necessary

· Support new business pursuits and existing contracts

· Support development of Contracts training

· Interface with DCAA/DCMA including pre and post audits

· Support drafting teaming agreements, NDA's, license agreements,

· Create and maintain contract files

· Prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

· Have effective communication skills (verbal and written)

· Ensures compliance with contracting processes

· Be proficient with Microsoft, SAP, Excel, Word, Outlook and other software applications

· Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with internal and external customers

· Maintain strong analytical and negotiation skills

· Develop contracting templates for standard agreements

. Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited university or college. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in US Government, commercial, and international Contract Negotiation and Management. Prefer candidate with CPCM, CFCM, or CCCM professional certification, MBA, or JD.

Job Characteristics:

Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to influence cross functional teams. Creative problem solving. Consistently delivers on commitments and meeting time lines. Critical and sound judgement. Customer interfacing experience. Computer literacy. Highest degree of ethics and integrity.

MRAS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.



Full time
Salary Range
$70,000.00 - 122,000.00
per Year
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Baltimore, MD 21201, US