Contracts Officer

  • hours: 32 - 40 Hour
  • Education level: WO
  • Locatie: Leiden

Wanted: Commercial contract and negotiation talent

At Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands we work at the frontiers of technology in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing industries in the world: space. Our products and services - including Solar Arrays, Launcher Structures, Instruments & Services and Mechanical Thermal Products - are among the best in the world. They enable missions that are of great importance for our everyday life on Earth, such as satellite navigation, communications, climate research and monitoring of air quality.

At our state-of-the-art facilities in Leiden, a team of over 200 driven professionals work on the design, development, assembly, testing and delivery of space products and services. We do that by thinking creatively in terms of solutions and by working with like-minded business partners. Intensive and effective collaboration in our international eco-system is the key to success, also within the Airbus family that we are proudly part of.

Contracts Officer 

What we have to offer

As a Contracts Officer, you will be part of the Commercial, Contracts Legal and Compliance (CCL&C) team; a dynamic, experienced group of professionals with high standards and a strong commitment. Within this team, you will fulfil the role of Contracts & Bid Manager. You will report to the Team Leader Commercial & Contracts.

In contract negotiations, you will be part of the core team, together with the Sales Manager and Project Manager. In addition, you will coordinate proposals within the given proposal budget and schedule. Also you will draft and review various sorts of contracts and will be responsible for managing these throughout their lifecycle. When during contract execution a conflict cannot be prevented, you will take an active role in managing and solving it.

What it takes

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Business Management, Engineering or other related discipline.
  • Over five years of relevant experience, preferably in an international, high-tech innovation-driven environment.
  • Reliable and adaptive team player.
  • A business-savvy mind-set, which becomes clear from:
    • a multi-disciplinary approach;
    • an entrepreneurial, creative and solution-oriented attitude;
    • a strong focus on what is important and feasible to capture the heart of the matter.
  • Ability to act as an expert advisor to the Sales and Project Managers, Product line  Managers and our Management Team.
  • Persuasive, commercial and negotiation skills and the knowhow to catch opportunities and mitigate risks.
  • A basic understanding of Export Control and Compliance.

Our offer and your application

We offer a challenging job with extensive opportunities for personal development, attractive benefits, good training facilities and international career opportunities within Airbus. In case of questions please contact Emma C. Runia, Head of Commercial Contracts Legal and Compliance (e:

To apply, please upload your cover letter and CV via our application form before 09-06-2021.

The interviews will take place in June 2021. A work test will be part of the selection process.

About Airbus DS NL

Over 300 professionals with a great passion for technology work every day at Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands at the limits of what is possible in one of the most challenging industries in the world: Space.

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Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.

Postbus 32070
2303 DB Leiden
+31 (0)71-5245000