Contract Manager I

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Contract Manager I in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

About the Role 

The Contract Manager will be a part of our Procurement Supply Chain Organization and will be supporting all our indirect services. The group manages a high volume of contracts and each day is and everyday is different and will be reviewing, revising and redlininng contracts for a wide varirty of products and services agreements. Our managers work without  appreciative direction, the candidate must manage and perform all activities related to the development, negotiation, and administration of contracts, where considerable latitude and developmental judgment is involved, ensuring adherence to Gulfstream’s overall business strategy and corporate policies. 


Please note: This is not a people manager role. 


Additional Information 

  • Working knowledge of contract pricing and finance nice to have
  • Strong leadership skills needed when working with cross functional teams and suppliers. 






Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Business, Finance, Marketing or related curriculum or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 4 years relevant experience.

Position Purpose:

With occasional but minimal direction, assist senior department members in the performance of all assigned activities related to the development, negotiation, and administration of routine contracts, where moderate latitude and developmental judgment is involved, ensuring adherence to Gulfstreams overall business strategy and corporate policies. The job incumbent is considered a technical expert in the administration of contracts.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. In accordance with approved business strategies, prepare assigned letters of intent, agreements and related contractual documents, and negotiate contractual commitments as directed with the customer and/or supplier or serve as a member of a negotiating team when assigned.
  2. Serve as a consultant to management and internal/external customers and/or suppliers on matters pertaining to policies, plans and objectives related to contracts and assist as directed in the development of strategies and of the resulting agreements, special considerations, schedule requirements, etc.
  3. Initiate and manage the preparation of documents necessary to fulfill contract requirements. Analyze customer and/or supplier company requirements for contract amendments, responses to internal/external customer and/or supplier identified issues, and similar items. .
  4. Develop, implement, and maintain controls to anticipate/identify and monitor contractual performance and ensure accuracy and completeness of all work-products related to contract performance.
  5. Maintain continuous surveillance of status and progress of the contract and potential areas of difficulty; recommend corrective actions to be taken to ensure conformance with contract obligations.
  6. Proactively ensure that agreements and related documents are performed by appropriate personnel within the company and within the established operating schedules, government regulations, and company policies and objectives.
  7. Interact in a timely manner with internal/external customers, suppliers, and their applicable representatives to identify, recommend, and implement solutions for potential contractual issues and requirements. .
  8. Provide subject-matter expertise and assistance to prepare documentation and checklists and coordinate with internal/external customers and outside parties (e.g. attorneys, escrow agents, and financing companies) as necessary. .
  9. Ensure internal/external customer and/or supplier satisfaction with the contracting process, contract performance, and delivery.
  10. Proactively assist in developing and implementing new/improving existing policies and practices to address changing internal and external contracting requirements.

Additional Functions:
  1. Ensure departmental maintenance of accurate computer generated records and preparation of various reports as required. .
  2. Provide technical leadership and training to other department employees and other organizations. .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Must have a thorough knowledge of applicable regulations.
  2. Must have basic negotiating skills.
  3. Working knowledge of contracts pricing and finance. .
  4. Where applicable, ability to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  5. Strong leadership, team skills and problem solving ability required.
  6. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Must a high level of proven computer literacy.


Additional Information

Requisition Number: 220677

Category: Program Office

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 07/26/2024 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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