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Contractual Change Manager (d/f/m)

Job Description:

Are you interested to contribute to German and EU defence and security projects in a company developing and delivering advanced communications solutions? Do you want to play a key role in concluding and managing contracts and commercial matters in a company which offers you excellent personal growth opportunities?

Secure Communications - business line of Airbus Defence and Space - has been delivering mission critical services for decades and is investing to keep our customers ahead of the game with a diverse portfolio of global satellite communication. Exciting times at Airbus Defence and Space as the scope of work in Secure Communications continues to develop!

The Contractual Change manager will support the Program manager and other functions to:

  • monitor compliant conduct and correct application of contractual terms,
  • identify and prepare change notes and potential claims,
  • minimize avoidable contractual liabilities,
  • contribute maximizing Program profitability.

To be successful in this role you need passion for developing close working relationships with the project team and relevant stakeholders whilst understanding and managing larger contracts; you take satisfaction of employing and sharing best practice within the teams and the organisation.

Tasks & accountabilities:

  • Support the Program manager on live-contract execution, focusing on claim management and amendment negotiations
  • Monitor the correct application of selected contract T&Cs, identify and anticipate any contract content risks as well as any change/claim relevant deviations from the contractual scope throughout the project performance (e.g. financials, timelines, scope, liabilities). Attend periodical project meetings and provide advice when needed.
  • Gather documentation to support change management for potential claims all along the project (traceability of facts, evidence for substantiation, etc.)
  • Identify and assess claims (factually and contractually) originating from customers, suppliers, partners, working in close collaboration with Program and Commercial & Contract (C&C) Management.
  • Support the Program manager in the negotiation of the contractual changes and anticipate the corresponding R&Os for the project
  • Conduct contract management internal procedures and mitigation of potential compliance risks
  • Coordination with C&C to secure team alignment

The deployment of the organizations goals requires some business travels and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Your profile:

  • Business Project background, legal background is a plus
  • At least 5 years' experience in Program Management, Risk management ideally in the defense industry/public procurement sector
  • Proven team player skills
  • Strong stakeholder management, negotiation and contractual skills
  • Understanding of the principles of project management, Claim management and financial basic requirements
  • Capable of delivering a high-quality complex workload with minimum supervision
  • English and German fluent

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

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Programme & Project Management

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to emsom@airbus.com.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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Contractual Change Manager (d/f/m)


Veröffentlicht am 02.02.2024

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