GKN Contracts Administrator - Tallassee, AL in Tallassee, Alabama

Contracts Administrator - Tallassee, AL

Country: United States

Work Location: Tallassee

State: Alabama

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

As a contract administrator, this individual will handle day to day business dealings in accordance with contractual requirements. This person will Interface with assigned customers and internal program teams. This individual will manages day to day purchase order receipt review, and loading, change responses, aged receivables, pricing issues and other contractual matters. This person will also oversee and engage in customer request for quotes, terms and conditions review and regulatory requirements.


  • Review Purchase orders for contractual compliance as well as obtain buy-off and approval from program team members

  • Load orders and review ERP system requirements to ensure orders are accurately reflected

  • 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 a change management process, assessed and customer responses are submitted and resolved

  • Review, mark-up and negotiate terms and conditions in accordance with company position

  • Manage aged receivables for all applicable customer accounts and resolve any payment issues

  • Research, compile and draft claims and assertions

  • Work with Business Development or Program Directors to develop and deliver proposals per customer assignment and company Gate requirements.

  • Coordinate pre-contract planning meetings to ensure customer requirements are understood and company’s position is documented

  • 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 on various matters

  • Understand and adhere to FAR/DFAR requirements as applicable

  • Have a clear understanding of rates and factors as well as pricing strategy and be able to apply in practical settings

  • Provide pricing and quantity input to Company business plan and marketing plan.

  • Ensure the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.

  • Comply with the GKN Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government. Ensure subordinate staff is aware of the policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with it.

  • Administer and comply with the Company's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policies in all personnel actions and implement effective affirmative action to ensure attainment of the company's Diversity goals. Adhere to and enforce human resources policies and procedures to provide fair and equitable treatment for all associates while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization. Prepare and conduct regular associate performance reviews with each direct report at least once each year, as required.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or in lieu of degree 7 years of contract administration experience

  • 1+ years Contract Administration experience in a manufacturing or similar environment.

  • 2 years of experience with MS Excel and MS Word

  • US person as identified by ITAR requirements.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing capabilities.

Experience with an ERP system

  • The ability to read and understand contractual documents, purchase orders and terms and conditions

  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with functional teams and customer representatives

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable

  • Understanding of aerospace components is a plus

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

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. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.