Contracts Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Manager – Government and Commercial Contracts to join our team!


This position is based in Moon Township, PA, Beachwood, OH or Raleigh, NC.  No relocation is being offered for this position. 


The Manager, Government and Commercial Contracts will be responsible for (1) all phases of research and technology development contracts including formulation of responses to government solicitations, negotiation of awards and compliant execution of contract scope to achieve stated goals and objectives for our customers while ensuring the same standard of excellence and compliance from subcontractors and suppliers, (2) price type government contracts, and (3) commercial contracts.  Continuous engagement with business, sales, technical, operational and financial functions is critical as they look to you for guidance and information to ensure compliance with comprehensive governmental regulations.  The regular review and improvement of policies, processes and associated documentation is part of your charter as we build upon a tradition of excellence in Government contracts.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this role you will:
  • Lead the management of federal contracts and commercial contracts through review, analysis and interpretation of the terms and conditions identifying all legal risks and business considerations for Electrical Sector.

  • Conduct the negotiation of contracts directly with the government and coordinate ERL’s negotiating position by teaming with other corporate functions such as Program Management, Finance, Trade Compliance, Law/Intellectual Property and Eaton business/stakeholder.

  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting and invoicing requirements of the contract through timely communication of negotiated budgets and financial reporting requirements to finance and the technical project lead.

  • Ensure the accuracy of pricing and supporting documentation for material, equipment and subcontractor costs for proposal preparation.

  • Manage subcontracts including providing input into the development of subcontract SOW by the technical team, ensuring the inclusion of proper flow down terms and conditions, monitoring subcontractor performance and closeout.

  • Engage with the SBLO initiative, identify and engage small business in government contracts to make best efforts to meet the goals of the Small Business Plan.

  • Monitor the performance of the contract throughout its duration to ensure that all obligations are fulfilled, which includes but not limited to CDRL completion and reporting, Intellectual Property requirements, small business subcontracting plan requirements and contract closeout.

  • Lead process for distribution, communication and approval of all contracts through the use of CLM and applicable SharePoint sites. 

  • Participate in government and commercial contracts training, including preparation and presentation of training materials to new hires and Eaton teams performing government contracts.

  • Participate in new business pursuit and associated contract strategy.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 5 years of contracts or project management experience

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future. 

  • No relocation benefit will be provided. Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of Beachwood, OH; Moon Township, PA; or Raleigh, NC will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Contracts certifications (FAR, DFAR, CFR, DEAR, ITAR, EAR, TINA, and CAS)

  • Project management certifications (PMP, PgMP, PfMP or PMI-RMP)

  • Well-versed in MS Office software programs

  • Travel up to 10 percent

Position Criteria:
  • Leadership and goal setting skills

  • Detailed oriented

  • Excellent organizational skills and be able to work independently

  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of business, management and government officials

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize commitments, manage time effectively and work independently to meet time sensitive deadlines

  • Ability to maintain high quality in a team oriented, rapid paced, time sensitive environment

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Quick comprehension of customer and company contract requirements

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Legal

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Electrical Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time