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Electra Aero




Electra Aero is hiring a Remote Contracts Specialist

About Electra 
Electra.aero is an aerospace company developing clean, quiet hybrid-electric aircraft that is transforming regional and urban mobility to save the planet and time. We are building a team in Northern Virginia and we're looking for people who thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.  

Job Description  
We are looking for a part-time (approximately 10 hours per week) Contracts Specialist who will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating contract terms with suppliers, customers and other business partners.   

Ideal contract specialists should be highly knowledgeable about commercial contracts and best practice, enjoy drafting and editing contracts, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, have strong communication skills and feel comfortable explaining contract terminology and presenting and negotiating options. For the right person, this can be a remote role. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare and edit contracts 
  • Maintain orderly records of executed agreements 
  • Handle breach of contracts in a timely manner 
  • Serve as the main liaison with outside contracting representatives 
  • Negotiate contract agreements for products and services. 
  • Assess contractor performance to identify the need for amendments of existing contracts 
  • Develop and implement effective procurement & contracting policies, including standard templates 
  • Coordinate with external legal counsel on matters beyond the contracts specialists’ expertise 
  • Explain contracts terminology clearly & succinctly and provide options and recommendations 
  • Proofread, edit, and fact-check legal documents for accuracy and consistency 
  • Good organization skills and the ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously
  • Self-monitor progress according to the schedule of completion to submit drafts and documents in a timely manner 

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Highly knowledgeable about best practice in commercial contracts  
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement regulations and commercial contracts 
  • Preferred experience in aerospace 

Personal attributes: 

  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to proactively work to resolve complaints and concerns 
  • Precise, detail-oriented, and strong analytical skills 
  • Self-starting – good time management skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team as well as learn new skills 
  • Dynamic – embraces change, comfortable with ambiguity and incomplete information 
  • Flexible and adept in a global work environment with remote team members 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Confident and comfortable speaking up when contracts require more advanced legal expertise or when you recommend a different course of action 

Compensation 
An hourly rate that is commensurate with experience  

Electra is committed to a work environment that is inclusive to all and free of discrimination. It is our policy to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other factors prohibited by law. Electra will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to health and safety, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Electra offers a reasonable accommodation process for individuals who are unable to meet our vaccination requirement due to a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief.

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