Cummins Inc. Contracts Manager in Irvine, California

Contracts Manager


Do you posses the skills and abilities to perform comprehensive reviews of legal documents that come through a large geographic area? Are you working with documents including purchase orders, master service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and bids? If you possess this experience, then this position is for you!

Cummins has an immediate need for a Contracts Manager . This role may be located out of the Irvine, CA, Portland, OR , or the Renton (Seattle), WA office.

Cummins Inc. is worldwide, and with 54,000 employees it’s a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Key responsibilities for a Contracts Manager to include:

  • Manages, develops, and implements programs composed of multiple cross functional matters. Partners with key business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion.

  • Leads multiple cross-functional matters that may comprise a program from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each matter; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies matter milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.

  • In very large programs this role could include the responsibility to work with business and functional leaders to define tangible and measurable business outcomes and to lead the program achieving those business outcomes.

  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve matter issues.

  • Monitors and communicates matter status to project team.

  • Plans and monitors matter budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.

  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; identifies alternatives or solutions; applies motivational techniques to broad-based organization change issues.

  • Leverages experience of cross-functional resources and resources external to the project team; documents and shares team learning's with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the matter.

  • Ensures that matter documentation is complete; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific matters and assignments.

  • Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various matter tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the matter; provides developmental feedback to team members.



  • Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional, cross-organizational project issues list, with appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance. Drives appropriate and timely resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. Trains and/or mentors others in Change and Issue Management.

  • Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer), and tracks the status of project deliverables. Proficiently uses a Value Package Profile (VPP) or other appropriate scope-defining document, and proactively manages change. Manages the connections between multiple levels of scope detail in related additional documents (e.g. Tech Profiles or equivalent documents). Trains and/or mentors others in scope management.

  • Schedule Management - Manages complex schedules integrating multiple sub-projects. Coaches "should mapping" sessions, and/or has an advanced level of proficiency with schedule management tools. Trains and/or mentors others in schedule management.

  • Resource Plan Management - Develops, manages, and coordinates cross functional,cross-organizational resource plans for a portfolio, program, and/or project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. Trains and/or mentors others in Resource Management.

  • Stakeholder Management And Communication - Identifies, engages and manages stakeholders at many levels of the company and across many functions and across boundaries (geography/cultures/plants/suppliers) on high impact, cross-functional or multi-year initiatives on a project, program or groups of projects and programs.Overcomes obstacles and resistance among stakeholders. Effectively stratifies stakeholder needs and creates and executes communications plans to fit the unique needs of each type of stakeholder. Trains and/or mentors others in stakeholder management.

  • Business Planning/Strategy - Performs business planning (business case, NPV, etc.)and strategic analysis and able to do sanity checks on the data.Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the detailed work in multiple cross-functional areas. Trains and/or mentors this skill.

  • Project Risk Management - Leads complex or large project teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary, and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. Trains and/or mentors other in this skill.

Education, Licenses, Certifications:

College, university, or equivalent degree required.


Significant level of relevant work experience, including team leadership experience, required.

  • Skilled in the ability to act as a regional liaison to Corporate Legal on routine legal matters.

  • Skilled in the review of legal documents, including purchase orders, master service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and bids.

  • Ability to train Region on Cummins' policies and requirements.

  • Coordinates responses to demand letters, subpoenas and discovery requests.

  • Lead contact for Regional corporate governance issues.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to multitask.

  • Ability to relate to all levels of the organization and work effectively with all employee groups.

  • Ability to be flexible, work efficiently, and take the initiative to accomplish work with little supervision.

  • Proficient at redlining in Word and Adobe.

  • Maintains and protects confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work with varying levels of the organization.

  • Exhibits a positive attitude and a high degree of professionalism.

  • Excellent Customer Support skills exhibiting a positive attitude and a high degree of professionalism.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills.

Position may be located out of the Irvine, CA, Portland, OR , or the Renton (Seattle), WA office .

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify.

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Primary Location United States-California-Irvine-US, CA, Irvine, Cummins Pacific

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 24, 2018, 4:55:44 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 18000633