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Sr. Contracts Administrator - Commercial


Tallassee, United States of America

Role Purpose
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerostructures North America is a leader in the manufacturing of advanced composites, complex metal structures, and aero-structure assembly for aircraft including: military fighters and transport, commercial, and general aviation. We employ more than 2,800 people at 12 locations.


The Sr. Contracts Administrator handles day to day business dealings in accordance with contractual requirements. Interfaces with assigned customers and internal program team. Manages day to day purchase order receipt review, and loading, change responses, aged receivables, pricing issues and other contractual related matters. Engages in customer request for quotes, terms and conditions and regulatory requirements and communicates to functional support teams.

Key Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

Review Purchase orders for contractual compliance as well as obtain buy-off and approval from program team
As necessary, formally respond to customer orders noting acceptance, rejection or reasons for conditional acceptance
Support contract negotiations and generate contractual coverage when required (i.e. Authority to Proceed, Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement)
Ensure changes are input in to change management process, assessed and customer responses are submitted and resolved
Review, mark-up and negotiate terms and conditions in accordance with company position
Coordinate pre-contract planning meetings to ensure customer requirements are understood and company’s position is documented
Load orders and review ERP system requirements to ensure orders are accurately reflected
Manage aged receivables for all applicable customer accounts and resolve any payment issues
Research, compile and draft claims and assertions to customers
Work with Business Development or Program Directors to develop and deliver proposals per customer assignment and requirements.
Coordinate proposal activity assignments for the contracts / commercial function : review customer RFQs, understand, communicate and review bid package terms and conditions, aid in pricing development and proposal documentation support
Provide business communication link with customer, obtain estimates, and generate pricing information for internal approval

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree
5+ years Contract Administration experience in a manufacturing environment.

Additional Qualifications:

The ability to read and understand contractual documents, purchase orders and terms and conditions
Experience using ERP systems
Ability to communicate effectively with internal functional teams and customer representatives
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Understanding of composites materials, design, processes, manufacturing, operations and applications is a plus
Strong oral and written communication skills

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