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Defense Contracts Manager

Nidec Motor Corporation

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: July 1, 2024
Job Type: Full time
We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.Job SummaryNidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units. From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase. With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.Whether driving locomotives, powering offshore platforms or keeping the lights on after a storm, Nidec electric power generation products impact the world on a daily basis. With over 1,000 employees in the Americas, we are moving forward with technology to solve our customers’ electrical power needs for both prime and backup generation needs as the industry’s leading manufacturer. Check us out on YouTube DescriptionThis position is based in Mankato, Minnesota, but will consider Hybrid for the right candidate.Position Objective:The Defense Contracts Management (DCM) position is responsible for managing the Contracts and Subcontracts Team and leading the contract creation process for all Defense business. The CM is responsible for creating and maintaining strong relationships internally and with customers and suppliers with respect to all structure and content of contractual documents, discussions and negotiations. The CM works with Business Development and Program Management to set clear requirements for a project to be proposed, managed and executed to.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Provide leadership and direction on all Defense contractsIdentify and assess the primary contractual risks, opportunities and requirements and communicates them with the project teamWork with Business Development and Program Management to define the contract strategyDevelop a knowledge base of negotiating strategies, best practices, and negotiation personnel and teamsMake improvements to processes, procedures, workflow and organizational structures for contract managementWork alongside other Sales and Procurement colleagues to develop statements of work (SOWs) and understand any current requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotations (RFQs) and requests for proposal (RFPs) that are in the pipelineUphold legal and ethical practices in all mattersProvide contract-related issue resolutionManage storage of all contract-related correspondence and documentation according to company policySeek potential improvements to internal processes and tools for all contract related effortsMonitor project period of performance for close-out, extension or renewal to ensure that no gaps are left open in contractual performanceCommunicate contract related information to internal and external stakeholders including legal, DFAS, DCMA, DCAA, etc.Leads contractual change management efforts on existing contractsExperience/Skills:Due to government contracts, must be a US Citizen for positions at the North Mankato facility.4-5 years of experience in contract management preferredLegal background with relevant experience as contract manager for governmental projects preferredPreferred experience in the Defense businessExcellent professional, legal written and verbal communication and interpersonal skillsNegotiation skills and experienceResilient and relentless in pursuit of targets and objectivesEducation:Bachelors degree in related fieldAdditional Job DetailsEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.