Contracts Manager/Contracts Attorney

Location
Raleigh, NC, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 17, 2018
Closes
Oct 30, 2018
Ref
245685276
Contract Type
Full Time
Eaton's Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Contracts
Manager/Contracts Attorney to join our team! This
position is based in Moon Township, PA or Raleigh, NC.

In this role, you must
be a full-time problem solver who shapes and carries out contract negotiation
strategies on a high volume and wide array of agreements by displaying
inquisitiveness, the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of a matter and
articulate plans to address through collaboration, relationship building and
direct communication.

You will develop
yourself and others by proactively identifying unique business scenarios found
throughout all aspects of the contract lifecycle, thinking big and differently,
formulating executive-level recommendations and implementing process improvements
to drive speed and simplicity by gaining credibility, influencing and
partnering across a diverse array of cross-functional teams.

Making what
matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We
create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality,
each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach
your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

+ You
will bring a great attention to detail in the review, analysis and
interpretation of contractual terms found across a variety of routes to market
for transactions ranging from the purchase or sale of goods to complex,
multi-million dollar design, build, commission projects in strategic global
market segments.

+ You
will craft innovative approaches for handling complex legal language in a wide
range of commercial transactions by balancing the opportunities and risks
created for various functional teams who look to you for solid analysis, sound
judgment and creative and practical contractual guidance even in ambiguous
situations.

+ You
will plan and execute against a portfolio of complex, strategic negotiations
simultaneously in a fast-paced and fun team environment where you must be
proactive, results-driven and continually challenging yourself and others to
achieve the ultimate objectives in a timely manner.

+ You
will be a self-starter, passionate and a great communicator in order to
establish relationships and build emotional connectivity which drives and
inspires both internal and external customers.
Demonstrate a genuine ability to and interest in building relationships
with key customers both internal and external to Eaton so you can anticipate
and deliver customer-centric solutions.

+ You
will coordinate the full contract lifecycle among various functional teams
including sales, operations, finance and others with great follow through,
tactical and strategic advice, the ability to manage expectations and employ
sound judgment and business sense to escalate to executive level management

+ You
will structure, draft and partner on contract negotiations both independently
and in collaboration with other contracts professionals or leaders within sales
or operations where the ability to persuade is a key success factor.

+ You
will consistently display a strong desire and ability to develop and implement
tools and automation in contracting operations in order to increase the speed
and simplicity of contracting processes

+ You
will influence contract policies and procedures to ensure they scale with
changing business requirements while meeting evolving legal requirements

+ You
will be driven to develop new skills and learn new concepts which form the
basis for leading edge terms, innovative negotiation strategies and
professional development.

+ You
will identify and implement opportunities to develop efficient, comprehensive,
long-term approaches to contracting processes which influence all aspects of
the business.

When we
embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us
unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's
degree from an accredited institution required

+ At
least 2 years of contracts, legal, or paralegal experience

+ Must
be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

+ No
relocation benefit is provided. All candidates considered must live within a 50
mile radius of Raleigh, NC or Moon Township, PA.

Preferred
Qualifications:

+ MBA
or JD preferred from an accredited university

+ Paralegal
certification

+ Contracts
certifications (CPCM)

+ Well-versed
in MS Office software programs

+ General
knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations/government contracting

+ Minimum
of 2 years negotiation experience

+ General
knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code laws

+ Able
to effectively interface with high level management

+ Effective
written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills

+ Good
interpersonal skills

+ Travel
up to 10 percent

Position Criteria:

+ Able
to demonstrate strong drive for results in order to address heavy volume of
projects along with ability to multi-task.

+ Demonstrate
excellent problem solving skills needed in order to successfully negotiate from
difficult selling position on key areas of concern (i.e., direct, consequential
and liquidated damages).

+ Able
to handle stressful situations with professionalism and calm demeanor.

+ Negotiating
with external customer Attorneys, VP of Procurement, Buyers, Engineering
Procurement Companies, and numerous other parties.

+ Visibility
with management staff in Electrical Sector operations, Presidents of business
units, attorneys, controllers, and other functions..

+ Develop
and conduct training programs to multiple corporate functions on contracts.

+ Able
to interface with counterparts in other regions to negotiate global contracts
in light of increasing global customer requirements.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look-from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day-you'll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That's why Eaton is dedicated to improving people's lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We're ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we're committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Legal

Region: North America - US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Electrical Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.