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Contract Manager

Our client is a well know tech-Startup in e-mobility

and the position will be in Labour-Leasing / ANÜ initially limited to 12 months


Your role and your team:

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Procurement Manager for Contracts and Templates, working closely with senior leadership in commodity procurement, legal, logistics, engineering, as well as major suppliers to ensure program objectives are met and stay on schedule. Reporting to the Head of Procurement Policies, Processes and Systems, you are responsible for the entire contract and template framework for aircraft and general procurement functions. You will work closely with various stakeholder groups to ensure contracts and templates are protecting the company's interests to the best extent and meet all necessary operational and quality standards of EASA 21G and EN9100.

Procurement means for us to work within a team of highly skilled experts managing the creation and establishment of a professional aircraft and non-aircraft supply base with the highest quality product available in time – while meeting technical corporate standards based on a complete new worldwide market eco system.  


Your Day to Day:

  • Lead the establishment and maintenance of the Procurement contract process and support the full lifecycle of contracts from initiation to signature and monitoring, in close collaboration with the legal team
  • Work with the Legal team to develop and maintain several standard contracts and agreements in various categories including aircraft production and CAPEX equipment
  • Ensure the implementation of and compliance to a contract deviations process with related contract deviation approval levels (head of, VP Procurement, Chief Manufacturing officer) based upon the severity of the proposed deviations in the contract
  • Responsible to work with the Legal team to develop all other types of agreements including non-disclosure agreements, memorandum of understanding, letter of intent, research collaboration agreements, Intellectual Property (IP) licensing agreements
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for all procurement contracts and legally binding agreements
  • Create and evolve the Procurement Contract Strategy aligned to the overarching company strategy
  • Assist commodity managers in understanding and negotiating contract terms in line with the commodity strategy
  • Assess and interpret external contracts for content and language; make recommendations for improved terms and seek support from Legal team regarding applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintain the overview and status of all contract agreements (and adherence thereto), as well as open items and areas of improvement
  • Participate in internal and external contract audits, as required
  • Implement and administer the contract management system in line with regulatory and business requirements

Your Profile:

  • Business or Law degree is required
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in procurement, legal, or consulting roles (person between the buyers and legal team) with heavy contract interfaces
  • Experience as Contract Manager with German and US contract law is required; any other jurisdictions are a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of contract drafting, management, and change control is required
  • Understanding and experience of Procurement requirements in the Manufacturing and Services industry
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to define and deploy digital solutions, particularly in the area of Contract Management systems and process
  • Fluent in English, advanced level in German is desirable

Duration: 12 months

Working hours: Normally 40 hours/week, this may vary
Working remote is possible, on-site is preferred

Please submit your

  • CV
  • expected salary range
  • earliest possible start-date
  • info on current VISA or passport situation