MTI Motion designs and creates customized motion-control solutions for the world’s most demanding applications in numerous industries, including commercial aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and transportation. Our innovative portfolio includes high-performance motors, drives and controllers, as well as windings, gears and ball screws.

We’re committed to promoting a collaborative team environment that focuses on accountability, honesty and integrity to ensure customer satisfaction. We take pride in the work we perform and are committed to continuous improvement. In addition to offering a competitive benefits package, we strive to offer our employees opportunities to achieve career advancement.

MTI Motion is a wholly owned operating company within the Steel Partners (NYSE: SPLP) family of companies and is headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, WI, with facilities worldwide.


The Contracts Director provides oversight and leadership to the contracts staff and oversees MTI Motion’s contracts management and compliance functions and responsibilities, which includes a full range of planning and duties critical to business success. This is a key management position with responsibility for a full range of related activities.


Contract negotiations

  • Responsible for customer interface over contract life cycle for both OEM and repair, maintenance, overhaul and service agreements.
  • Assist the CFO with drafting, revising and negotiating contracts and terms.
  • Create awareness of, and understands, potential business at risk.
  • Must be an expert negotiator.

Contract management

  • Manages contracts, with the support of the program management and legal teams, to ensure:
    • Compliance with performance and delivery obligations and enforcement of intellectual property rights along with all terms and conditions.
    • Appropriate measures are taken regarding contractual triggers and events, such as milestones (e.g., development, production delivery, etc.), price expiration, product-phase changes, contract expiration or termination, etc.
    • Proper maintenance of agreements within the Contract Management System to ensure all contracts and relevant information are timely and accurately maintained in the system.
  • Responsible for the strategy and approach for monitoring internal and external commissions agreements, warranty provisions, incentives and licensing.
  • In coordination with the legal organization, responsible for interpreting and enforcing all contract provisions.

Customer claims management

  • In coordination with the program management and customer service organizations and other applicable functions, leads the negotiation and resolution of non-routine warranty service and product claims or any claims escalated from the Customer Service team.
  • Responsible for addressing and resolving claims regarding significant safety, quality, delivery, responsiveness and cost (SQDRC) matters.
  • Supports Corrective Action Committee and Corrective Action Board.
  • Generally, addresses issues escalated by the Contract Management Coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree in arts/sciences (BA/BS) or higher
  • Seven to 10 years’ experience in contract management and negotiation.
  • Experience with aerospace contracts or related.
  • Contract terms, such as LOL, LDs, warranty, indemnity, offsets, basic FARs/DFARs.
  • Contract types including, NDAs, LTAs, GTAs, MOAs, among others.
  • Customer-facing negotiation skills and relationship management.
  • Redlining and drafting contract language.
  • Contract administration.
  • Experience in customer claims management and support.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work independently; self-motivated.
  • Strong ability to manage fluctuating priorities.
  • Working with different foreign customers/cultures; familiar with ITAR requirements.
  • Effective listening and strong collaboration skills.

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


MTI Motion is an equal employment opportunity (EEOC) employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or other legally protected status.

We will ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact MTI Motion to request accommodation.


At MTI Motion, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or another role.

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January 25, 2023

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