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Contract Manager (m/v)

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  ScioTeq - Kortrijk

For its client ScioTeq, Jacon Legal is seeking a contract manager to reinforce the entity in Belgium.

ScioTeq is active in Avionics and Air Traffic Control, Defense & Security.


As Contract Manager, your primary task is contract management.  In this context you will also support sales, after-sales, customer management and procurement (the sourcing cycle).


You will thus:


  • based on our contract templates and policies, review Long Term Contracts, such as Service and Support Agreements, and make sure that they are in compliance with the Corporate guidelines.
  • work on customer and supplier contracts such as bids, purchase orders, contracts with non-recurring engineering, subcontracting and complex support requirements.
  • understand the product strategies and support their implementation.
  • understand and live by ScioTeq’s ethics and business conduct policies.
  • follow up to determine whether contractual performance and customer satisfaction are attained on the level of obligations and customer expectations.
  • participate in customer proposal preparation, including preparation of terms and conditions, compliance matrices and commercial terms.
  • propose solutions to resolve problems in meeting customer requirements.
  • together with Sales or Procurement, participate in contract negotiations with customers as well as subcontract negotiations with suppliers.
  • support the Strategic sourcing activities and participate in the procurement process for complex subcontracted items including preparing requests for proposals and subcontracts.
  • assist the Business Unit Leaders and Sales Management with a focus on the terms and conditions.
  • monitor contractual performance and relationship. For subcontracts, analyze and troubleshoot problems relating to material shortages, capacity constraints and product definition with the Program Manager’s support.
  • follow up compliance with ScioTeq company policies and procedures related to internal accounting, administration, financial processes and reporting
  • link with Operating Unit Legal Counsel, who handles custom-made and complex contracts and with whom you can consult about your files.

    You report to the CFO and can consult with the legal counsel.


Required Qualifications and Skills:


  • To succeed in this position you must be conversant with sound business practices.  You are a genuine business partner who thinks along and takes account of the implications for the company.
  • This position requires an advanced level of knowledge and experience in contract management.  A minimum of 10 years of experience in this field is ideal.
  • To succeed in this position you must have previous experience working with and responding to customers in a fast-paced and complex environment where you handle contracts based on contract templates.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.
  • Ability to drive accountability for results within the organization. You assume responsibilities.
  • Effectively manage deadlines while maintaining a best-in-class quality standard for deliverables.
  • Eager to learn, enthusiastic, result-oriented, meticulous and flexible.
  • You are familiar with Excel and not afraid of numbers.
  • You are passionate about getting to know everything about the products.

Nice to have:


  • It is an asset to be conversant with the Defense Market and/or the Aviation business, and specifically the Operation, Maintenance and Support of Aircraft in Business Aviation, Commercial Air Transport and Military aircraft environments, including all of the regulatory environments globally. 
  • You have practical knowledge about  the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). 
    If not, you are very interested in learning about this.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in law / business / commerce or engineering, or equivalent.
  • Commensurate professional experience supporting customers and avionics products.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the process of certifying products in Aerospace is another plus.
  • Taking initiatives to further improve the existing contract management system, processes, etc. is highly appreciated.


  • Policies and template contracts are already in place.
  • This position is currently being exercised in Canada.  A good working-in phase for the job is provided for, which you can do by means of video conference or (if you prefer) on site in Canada.  You choose what works best for you!
  • Colleagues who share determination and high work standards in this dynamic working environment.
  • Cooperation with all departments.
  • An open, no-nonsense culture where communication and consultation are second nature to all.
  • Life-work balance and mutual flexibility. Including home office, flexi-time.
  • Career opportunities in an international environment.
  • Challenging projects in high-tech markets.
  • A very competitive salary package including many fringe benefits such as company car, bonus, pension plan, hospitalization insurance, meal vouchers.
  • Easily accessible by low-traffic roads.
  • Fun team spirit-promoting activities: actions relating to Music for Life, an annual family day, parties, etc.
  • Extensive educational opportunities and attractive training budget. Both courses directly relating to your job and more personal ones (even e.g. cooking courses) are paid for you by ScioTeq.

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