Contracts Counsel


Information clé

Performance et support
Ingénieur & Cadre
Irving or grand praire, Texas, ETATS-UNIS
CDI, Temps complet
BAC+3, BAC+4
Supérieure à 3 ans

Description de la mission

The Contract Counsel is responsible for supporting the business divisions of Safran USA in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts. This position supports all stages of the contract negotiation process, from the initial request-for-proposal through signing and closing. This position provides the opportunity to draft and negotiate contracts relating to a diverse set of products, services, customers and suppliers. The Contracts Counsel works closely with the leadership of the sales and purchasing teams for Safran's business divisions.

Votre profil

  • • Ability to negotiate, draft, review, and revise contractual documents at a high-volume capacity.
  • • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow.
  • • Ability to research compliance issues relating to applicable regulations and law to formulate recommendations to management.
  • • Customer-focused with the capacity to resolve moderately complex contracting issues with creative solutions while meeting Safran requirements for risk mitigation.
  • • Experience in applying corporate policies and standards in a variety of contractual contexts.
  • • Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously and to organize and prioritize job duties effectively with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment.
  • • Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on-one and group situations.
  • • Ability to systematically analyze potential risk and complex issues, drawing relevant conclusions and implementing appropriate solutions.
  • • Business acumen with the ability to recognize risk elements in business transactions and to understand the products or services that are the subject matter of a contract.
  • • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional and supportive manner with persons in all job responsibilities and from all backgrounds.
  • • Three or more years of combined law firm or in-house experience.
  • • Law degree from an accredited law school required.
  • • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations is a plus.
  • • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • • Ability to travel if needed.
  • • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

Description complémentaire

  • • Identify and mitigate all business and legal risks in prospective and existing contracts and ensure the necessary internal approvals from management have been obtained.
  • • Perform contract negotiations directly with customers and suppliers and support leadership during higher level negotiations.
  • • Provide revisions/responses for contracts during the negotiation process.
  • • Review and analyze RFPs and customer contractual templates in support of Safran's businesses.
  • • Ensure compliance with Safran legal practices and federal and state law.
  • • Provide independent analysis of business/contract issues to support decision making.
  • • Draft commercial and legal language changes for contractual documents during the negotiation process.
  • • Support the performance of existing contracts by interpreting and ensuring compliance with contract provisions.
  • • Coordinate contractual review with the appropriate cross-functional leadership in a variety of areas, such as tax, engineering, compliance, insurance and human resources.

Entité de rattachement

Safran SA

Safran est un groupe international de haute technologie opérant dans les domaines de la propulsion et des équipements aéronautiques, de l'espace et de la défense. Implanté sur tous les continents, le Groupe emploie plus de 92 000 collaborateurs pour un chiffre d'affaires de 21 milliards d'euros en 2018. Safran occupe, seul ou en partenariat, des positions de premier plan mondial ou européen sur ses marchés. Pour répondre à l'évolution des marchés, le Groupe s'engage dans des programmes de recherche et développement qui ont représenté en 2018 des dépenses totales d'environ 1,5 milliard d'euros.

Safran est classé dans le Top 100 Global Innovators de Thomson Reuters ainsi que dans le palmarès « Happy at work » des sociétés où il fait bon vivre. Le Groupe est en 4ème position du classement Universum des entreprises préférées des jeunes ingénieurs en France.

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