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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Arlington Heights Full-time

The Opportunity

Arens Controls is looking for a qualified professional Senior Contracts Manager with a proven track record of providing leadership and strategic direction in the areas of Contracts and Compliance within a global shared services model.

Location: Arlington Heights, IL

Your Challenge

  • Manage the formulation of contract policies, procedures, methods, operating practices, and performance standards for the business and programs.
  • Work on more complex bids that may require integrating proposals from subcontractors and other potential vendors.
  • Responsible for the employment, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned employees.
  • Facilitates effective implementation of contract responsibilities within program objectives and requirements.
  • Responsible for the management and administration of the entire contract lifecycle of company contracts including overseeing proposal preparation, contract negotiation and claim management.
  • Reviews and resolves all issues effecting company compliance and ensures satisfaction of legal requirements, company, and customer objectives.
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.

Your Expertise

  • MBA and Law degree permitting practice in major European country
  • 6 years of experience in international contract law position involving negotiation of complex international contracts within Aerospace, Nuclear, Chemical, and Oil & Gas industries
  • 3 years of previous supervisory/management experience (experience can be gained in any occupation in which the required experience was gained). 
  • Must be fluent in English and one of the major European languages (French, German, Spanish, or Russian).

About Us

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division, which includes the legacy brands of Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls, is an excellent supplier in providing components and sub-systems which enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. These include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and motor coaches, construction and agricultural vehicles, materials handling, and other specialty vehicles, as well as sophisticated wheelchairs and scooters for medical mobility.

Arens Controls products comprise state-of-the-art drivetrain components, such as ‘by-wire’ and mechanical transmission shifters, as well as electronic control systems for the Hybrid Electronic Vehicle (HEV) market.

The products are the legacy of the Arens Controls company founded in 1939 and acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 2013.

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Compliance Statement

This position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening. In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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