Contract Manager

SWISSto12 is one of the world’s fastest-growing aerospace companies, evolving from its pioneering use of 3D printing technologies for high-performance Radio Frequency (RF) products and applications to recently announcing the manufacture of entire geostationary telecom satellites, called HummingSat, that define a new category in space.

SWISSto12 is a leading provider of Radio-Frequency (RF) products and sub-systems for aerospace applications. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF products.

SWISSto12 is also providing the HummingSat as the world’s first commercial telecom GEO SmallSat developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). Its uniquely compact size combined with highly capable telecom payloads allows telecommunications operators to deploy a cost-efficient, compact and agile asset without sacrificing performance or security. HummingSat has recently been selected by Inmarsat to build three I-8 satellites and in 2022 by Intelsat to build the I-45 satellite.

If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to innovative and growing company, this role is for you.

We are looking for a an experienced Contract Manager to join our team.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Support contractual aspects of large SWISSto12 sales, partnerships and procurement contracts for our offices in Lausanne, Europe and the United States.
  • Work in close cooperation with the SWISSto12 Head of Contract Management and Senior Management, Procurement and Program Management functions.
  • Take an active role in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of commercial contractual conditions.
  • Participate in claims and disputes management.
  • Work towards strategic partnerships with clients and suppliers through setting up well-defined and well-documented conditions and procedures, as well as adhering to a culture of regular and accurate monitoring.
  • Support, develop and maintain processes for export control compliance including following up ECC, Data for License.
  • Continuously train colleagues and raise awareness on the basics of contracts management, commercial legal matters and export control topics.
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in general tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a contract manager or export control officer in an international group.
  • Proven track record of responsibility for negotiating and writing legal conditions for commercial contracts in a technical domain and international environment, that have resulted in a smooth and successful completion of activities between the stakeholders.
  • A good understanding of export control topics in EU and US regulations including processes and documentation.
  • Ability to present ideas accurately and convincingly, and to build and maintain productive relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and structured contractual and commercial documentation.
  • Excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Organized, methodical, precise, meticulous and autonomous person
  • Master degree in law or equivalent (engineering background with strong experience in contract management).
  • Fluent in English, any other language is a plus

Working conditions and contract:

SWISSto12 offers a full-time contract with an attractive compensation package. This position will be based in our Lausanne, Switzerland office.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with Inmarsat, Intelsat and ESA for HummingSat as well as an established and growing business for its RF product line in Europe and the US with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, Frontgrade, Profen and ESA. SWISSto12 spun-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011, is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. SWISSto12 is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates a US-subsidiary in Foster City California and another team in New Hampshire. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.