Legal & Contracts Manager

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Melbourne, FL
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18


Thales InFlyt Experience products offer end-to-end solutions that support our customers before, during and after the flight. Thales supplies in-flight entertainment and connectivity experiences to more than 60 airlines around the globe and as a trusted airline partner is committed to building its position as an industry leader. We are proud that our InFlyt Experience systems are used by over 274 million passengers a year.

We are currently looking for a Legal & Contracts Manager to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Melbourne, FL.

The Legal & Contracts Manager will be responsible for all contract related activities in his/her assigned region(s) and/or airline client(s) and Aircraft OEMs. Responsibilities include; the drafting, negotiations, and review of commercial contracts, including sales, purchasing, lease, non-disclosure, software licensing agreements, development agreements, and consulting agreements and other business and legal documents, including templates or revisions thereto as appropriate. The Contracts Manager’s contributions play a key role in enabling our Company to provide millions of passengers while inflight to watch movies and live TV, use high-speed Internet browsing, text messaging, cell phone usage (where permitted), wireless streaming, etc.

Key Responsibilities:
•Draft, negotiate, and review commercial contracts, including sales, purchase, lease, non-disclosure, software licensing agreements, development agreements, consulting agreements and other business and legal documents.
•Ensure flow down of contract terms and conditions as required or applicable;
•Lead the development, structure and negotiation of contractual documents customers and/or Aircraft OEMs.
•Ensure that the Bid Tender process is followed for every proposal and resultant contract for assigned accounts. Provide contractual risk analysis and contracting strategy for new business.
•Provide post-award contract management support to Program Managers for assigned contracts:
•Respond and negotiate customer claims; interface with executives and customer during claim resolution.
•Negotiate amendments to the contract, as needed
•Provide analysis and recommendations to executive management for complex contractual issues.
•Guide responsible stakeholder (ie Program Manager) in the areas of change and commitments with the customer.
•Advise management of contractual rights and obligations of customers;
•Ensure activities are compliant with Delegation of Authority and other mandates adopted by the Company;
•Provide support to other functional departments regarding the Company's business operations in compliance with Thales contractual and operational processes, templates, and applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations;
•Assume process ownership for tracking and maintaining all key contract documents, including but not limited to contract approval records, coordinating renewals prior to expiration dates, preparing and documenting amendments;
•Prepare various summaries with respect to the status of key customer contracts and other agreements;
•Assist with the review and response to RFPs and support bid teams.

Skills and Experience:
•Law Degree (JD) preferred or the foreign equivalent of a law degree, or Bachelor’s degree with minimum 8-12+ years proven experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial contracts with customers in a corporate legal and/or contracts department preferably in aerospace, engineering or technology;
• Experience reviewing and negotiating software and media license agreements preferred
• Strong research and writing skills.
• Good interpersonal skills, including speaking to an executive level audience
•Advanced Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
•Ability to manage multiple time sensitive projects and work independently
•Ability to read, analyze, and interprets technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
•Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and cross-functional teams.

Job ID: R0022663

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