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Spirit AeroSystems Sr. Contract Specialist 4 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


  • Candidate will be the Contracts focal for merger/acquisition and strategic initiatives for business growth

  • The selected candidate will review, edit, draft and negotiate contracts associated with merger and acquisition initiatives.

  • Collaborate to ensure full input and buy-in from Program and functional focals, addressing their concerns through contracting.

  • Responsible for entire life cycle of assigned commercial contracts/ agreements which include preparation of contract/agreement documents, proposals, terms risk assessments, pricing review and approval, fact finding and audit support, negotiations, administration, reconciliations and closeout.

  • Candidate will be working in a team environment, interact with multiple disciplines and multiple levels of leadership, provide contractual guidance, establish effective long-term customer relationships, meet commitments to ensure customer satisfaction and incorporate contractual process continuous improvement projects.

  • Candidate must be flexible and able to balance priorities within multiple programs.

  • As a Level 4, the successful candidate will also provide coaching and mentoring to less experienced contract specialists and administrators in the department.



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5+ Years of experience of contracts and negotiations or equivalent experience

  • Experience in all aspects of the contract life cycle including proposals, negotiations, drafting, administration and closeout

  • Ability to identify, assess and recommend mitigation for commercial risk inherent in a contract and present same to leadership

  • Strong oral, written, presentation and negotiation skills; ability to create and deliver concise, impactful presentations at all levels of the organization (manager through CEO)

  • Ability to coach others, and lead regardless of position or reporting relationship

  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders across multiple Business Units and geographical regions

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively work multiple simultaneous assignments

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to travel, as required


  • Masters Degree or JD Degree

  • Strong financial and business acumen; familiarity with accounting principles as they relate to contracting a plus

  • Experience supporting mergers/acquisition efforts is desired

  • Experience working in Aerospace in support of production programs is a plus

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Posted Date3 months ago(8/5/2020 2:06 PM)

Requisition ID2020-5641