Contract Administrator
Cobham - Davenport, IA

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If you are interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then Cobham may be right for you.

Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems.

Cobham's products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 75 years, keeping people safe, improving communications, and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms.

The Company has three divisions employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in more than 100 countries and annual revenue of some $4+ Billion.

Due to recent contract awards, Cobham Mission Systems in Davenport Iowa has many positions available.Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and interprets customer RFPs, RFQs, SOWs, etc., including customer terms, conditions, and agreements.
  • Initiates internal activities necessary for preparation of customer response (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality input, Cost Estimating, etc.).
  • Prepares proposals and bid responses for potential and existing customers in accordance with department work instructions, with a moderate level of supervision.
  • Negotiates prices, terms and conditions, in accordance with company guidelines and objectives.
  • Serves as main customer point of contact, and liaison between the customer and the company.
  • Administers contracts and provides information, status, and/or action reports to both internal and external customers as required.
  • Enters and maintains sales orders and other contract information in the business operating system.
  • Organizes and maintains records of sales orders in accordance with department work instructions.
  • Uses PC and numerous software applications to accomplish job responsibilities, including generating own correspondence, spreadsheets, e-mail, and other documents.
  • May be required to apply EAR/ITAR principles to our international activities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Purchasing/Contracting, or related field, or work-related equivalent
  • Minimum two years of related experience, with US Government contracting and FAR/DFARS knowledge preferred. Knowledge of government property desirable.
  • Knowledgeable in principles of accounting or finance.
  • Negotiation skills and experience.
  • Customer relations skills and experience.
  • Computer literate.
  • Effective verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs occasionally.
  • Ability to work in an office or indoor industrial environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs occasionally.
  • Ability to work in an office or indoor industrial environment
Compensation/Benefits:
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401K
  • Education assistance
  • Flex hours
  • 15 paid holidays
  • Fitness Center
  • Business casual dress, and more.
Equal Opportuntiy Employer

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In the aerospace and defense industries Cobham is all over the map. Serving customers in more than a hundred countries, Cobham provides...