Senior Manager, Contracts - Military Avionics (Remote)

Collins Aerospace

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA Remote

Full time

Jan 24

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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The Collins Aerospace Avionics business is an industry-leading avionics provider for government and commercial customers around the world. Our expertise includes flight deck avionics, aircraft sensors, fire protection and safety systems. We are currently seeking a Sr. Contracts Manager to support commercial derivative fixed wing contracts direct with the US government and with Original Equipment Manufacturers for our Military Avionics business. The candidate for this role will be responsible for directly overseeing the drafting and negotiation of firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee agreements and provide contracts management throughout all phases of the contract lifecycle in support of US government contracts.

The successful applicant will need to be actively engaged with key stakeholders from across the business to deliver a full range of contractual solutions to achieve positive outcomes for the program, the company, our partners and our customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with key customers during contract pre-proposal, negotiation, maintenance, and closeout of agreement life cycles.
  • Implements strategies to build lasting relationships with the legal department as well as internal and external customers.
  • Understanding and complying with FAR/DFARS as applied to aerospace contracts.
  • Play an essential role on an integrated program team on handling Request for Proposal (RFP), capture strategy, and negotiation objectives
  • Advises on contractual rights and obligations to protect the organization’s legal and business interests
  • Negotiates a range of complex contractual agreements and manages non-routine issues through senior functional management, referring to counsel when necessary.
  • Responsible for structuring and administering contractual documents that establish business relationships with customers.
  • Plans, leads and drafts complex contract negotiations, in accordance with internal and external customer schedules and requests, to ensure contract execution and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Manages existing contracts from cradle to grave while ensuring compliance to contract terms, and identifying and seeking adjustment for out-of-scope changes
  • Utilizes legal resources and other subject matter experts to ensure all levels of risk are recognized and subsequently addressed and documented through development of unique contract terms and conditions.
  • Works with Global Trade personnel to ensure compliance with all import/export regulations
  • Compiles and analyzes data as well as maintains historical information to ensure ease of accessibility and retrieval of data and documents.
  • Operates in accordance with company policies and complies with accepted business ethics.
  • Able to travel 10% internationally/domestically

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder
  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required
  • Experience with US Government contracting practices and management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Commercial contracts experience

Aerospace industry experience

Juris Doctorate degree or MBA

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


  • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other - propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

The salary range for this role is 112,000 USD - 236,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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