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Contracts Manager

Gentex Corp.
Posted Mar 19
Full Time
Manchester, New Hampshire

GENTEX AT A GLANCE: At Gentex Corporation, we’ve created an environment where great ideas and great people can thrive. Leveraging a history that spans over 125 years, Gentex is a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. Join our multinational team of exceptional and dedicated employees around the world and work on challenging and rewarding projects, grow your skills, and advance your career all while making a positive difference in the lives of our customers. Together, you and Gentex can build a career that’s uniquely yours.

ABOUT THE JOB! The Contracts Manager is part of a dynamic contracts team, supporting a portfolio of government, commercial and international customers. Specifically in this role responsibilities will include managing some of your own contracts, while also managing and finding development opportunities for a team of contract professionals with varied levels of experience in the contracts field, who are actively supporting numerous government contracts and ongoing proposal activities. This position will also have you working closely with and providing support to, the Director of Contracts. Duties will include, but are not limited to, helping in development/refinement of processes and procedures relating to contract review and administration, administration of contracts at locations across the enterprise, interface with the U.S. Government in both written and oral communications, and ensuring flow down of contractual obligations and processes within the organization

Requirements Education and/or Professional Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is required. An MBA or Juris Doctor is a plus for this position.


  • Seven to ten years of direct experience in an aerospace/defense or equivalent regulatory contracting environment is required.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of FAR/DFAR/CAS/TINA
  • General knowledge of DOD policies and practices is essential.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a team of contracts professionals.
  • Strong knowledge of intellectual property and policies.
  • Experience with agreements to support business development, program management and engineering development teams (ex. NDAs, bailment agreements, etc.).
  • Experience dealing with the US Government, foreign governments, and major industry defense & electronics companies, as your customer.
  • Experience using SAP is a plus.


  • Be able to adapt to a variety of business situations, quickly identify and address critical issues, and influence business decisions.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral).
  • Be comfortable and willing to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Be self-motivated, and able to work independently but also collaboratively with a large group of personnel across the enterprise.
  • Be able to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be pro-active and ethical, with the ability to support corporate goals in a complex regulatory and multi-national corporate environment.
  • Have good computer skills, including experience with Microsoft programs,
  • Be capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.
  • Is customer-centric and possesses a hungry, humble and smart attitude.


  • Prepares, administers, manages, oversees reviews and negotiates contractual agreements, amendments and documents for commercial and government customers, both foreign and domestic, in support of new and recurring business proposals and contracts.
  • Manages contract administration staff and provides guidance on complex contracts.
  • Proactively manages and maintains positive customer relationships. Assists team members in developing and maintaining positive customer relationships.
  • Provides proposal development/response and negotiations support.
  • Handles change management, problem resolution, disputes, terminations and contract close-out for contracts.
  • Defines training for and ensures contracts administration staff are able and competent to meet job requirements.
  • Helps to develop, implement, and audit enterprise-wide policies and procedures relating to the contracts area, including risk mitigation, compliance, governance and administration.
  • Escalates issues, as appropriate, within internal escalation paths.
  • Stays current on law, regulatory and rules developments and disseminates this information regularly to key stakeholders.
  • Identifies ongoing process improvements and helps lead implementation.
  • Is a liaison in the organization between departments to close gaps between written procedures and execution. Helps lead remediation efforts in this area, if needed.
  • Monitors performance on contracts, and audits to ensure compliance throughout the enterprise.
  • Prepares and issues periodic reports, statements and plans regarding essential activity relating to customers, the business and the company’s financial interest.
  • Participates in internal and customer business management reviews focused on contractual issues.
  • Leads ad hoc projects on a case-by-case basis, as requested by leadership.

Travel: Limited travel required

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LOCATION: Gentex’s Manchester facility is located in southern New Hampshire. Manchester is the largest convention, sports, entertainment, and arts & cultural destination in New Hampshire. There is so much to do, see and experience in Manchester including major concerts and ECHL Hockey, AA minor league baseball, live performances at the historic Palace Theatre or exhibits at our renowned museums. Located in the heart of New England, Manchester is also conveniently located within an hour’s drive of Boston, an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and less than two hours from New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee and the many other well-known vacation destinations in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.

At Gentex, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.

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