Date Posted
10 Jun 2020

Cobham Mission Systems in Wimborne have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager.


The key purpose of the Contract Manager is to be an integral business partner to the business unit to support revenue growth and to provide win/win solutions through innovation and commercial excellence.


This role is based in Wimborne, Dorset.


As a Contracts Manager, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

·        Degree or equivalent experience in law/business

·        Broad contract law knowledge

·        IT literate

·        Experience of managing and advising on commercial and business risk

·        Combines experience, intuition and strategic thinking to make considered judgements about the overall impact on the business and people, including potential threats

·        International commercial awareness highly desirable

·        Experience in a defence contracting environment would be an advantage

·        UK MoD & US DoD contracts knowledge would be an advantage


As a Contracts Manager, your main responsibilities will involve:

·        Support to business win process through arranging quotations and support negotiation of contracts & agreements within area of responsibility

·        Identify commercial risks and mitigations

·        Compliance with Contract Policy

·        Implementation of Group policies & procedures which relate to Commercial, Contracts & Legal function

·        Contract review, acceptance & order acknowledgement

·        Contract administration & Point of Contact for customer commercial enquiries

·        Support the creation of flow down terms & conditions for Operations & Supplier Management

·        Develop relationships with internal and external customers

·        Management of customer contractual claims

·        Create contract summaries for management

·        Preparation of inputs and support to Tender Vets and Life Cycle Management Reviews

·        Advise on bid approval escalations to BU/Sector/EDC & Board as appropriate

·        Manage the engagement of intermediaries in compliance with the Distributor/ Reseller Engagement Policy and Advisor Engagement Policy

·        Conduct periodic Health Checks on intermediaries

·        Change management

·        Co-operate with management to meet the employer’s legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions



About Cobham Mission Systems

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The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.



About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


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