Senior Contracts Manager


Basel, CH

Flexible Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Job Category:  Legal Contracts & Compliance
Career Level:  Professional
Requisition Id:  1966

Position Summary

As a Senior Contracts Manager of Jet Aviation, you will be a member of Jet’s Global Law Department team supporting the Global Legal, Contracts & Compliance functions headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. This role will provide direct support to Jet Aviation’s EMEA lines of business and subsidiaries.

Main Responsibilities

• Supports our team by directly negotiating various international contracts for maintenance, aircraft completions, aircraft management, charter, airport leasing, and aircraft financing agreements
• Works closely with our business development team in the preparation of international bid proposals and tenders, memoranda of understanding, letters of intent, and NDA’s
• Evaluates contract terms and conditions and advises others on contractual rights and obligations
• Effectuates amendments to contract terms or contract extensions
• Updates Jet Aviation’s various general terms and conditions templates
• Participates in the development and fulfillment of contract requirements in the purchase or sale of equipment, materials, products, and services
• Supports our corporate governance activities and reviews various entity articles of association
• Supports our EMEA regional M&A diligence and related integration activities
• Assists the Global Compliance function with customer and vendor diligence and related requests.

Minimum Requirements

• A Law Degree from an accredited law school or, alternatively, a bachelor’s or similar four-year degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 6 years of contract management experience.
• Solid understanding and previous experience with United States contract law or, alternatively, Swiss or French contract law
• English fluency, with preferred additional knowledge of legal terminology in French & German
• In depth understanding of the aerospace industry and or similar industries involving work with OEM’s and suppliers
• Experience in French governmental procurement law is highly preferred

Desired Characteristics

• Team player who is results driven and accountable
• Customer-focused with a strong commercial perspective
• Possesses cultural awareness and required sensitivity for our international customers and partners
• High business and financial acumen
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills corresponding with Jet Aviation’s values of Honesty, Trust, Transparency, and Alignment
• Capacity for complex thinking and learning quickly
• Flexibility and ability to recognize and follow priorities in complex and dynamic situations
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and to be a self-starter

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status." varying statuses and EEO obligations and shouldn't be limited to just 'qualified candidates' - statement should be changed to "Jet Aviation is commitment to developing strategies and programs to promote inclusive, diverse and accessible workplaces for everyone, which ensures as a candidate you receive due consideration for employment.