Commercial Contracts Attorney

HOUSTON, TX

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Commercial Contracts Attorney who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas and will support Axiom Legal and Corporate Operations teams. The Commercial Contracts Attorney will focus on all contracts and policies related to the company's internal and external relationships including but not limited to:

• Commercial consulting agreements

• Vendor contracts

• Subcontractor agreements

• Non-disclosure agreements, proposals

• The ideal candidate will have familiarity with numerous types of support contracts with the ability to rapidly review vendor-provided agreements

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for a medical or religious accommodation is necessary

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support RFP, procurement, vendor and supplier processes and documentation

• Draft, negotiate and review a variety of commercial supplier, service, and technology agreements in support of multiple business units

• Represent the company with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure the consistency of vendor-provided contract terms with company policies and goals

• Manage contract and subcontract policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance with appropriate laws and regulations while meeting company objectives

• Support continuous improvement of contract templates, processes, software, workflow, and internal policies

• Insurance - Annual Company Renewals and Portfolio Management

• Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information

• Coordinate with colleagues across the organization to optimize process and outcomes

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

• Juris Doctorate required from a top ABA-Approved Law School

• 5+ years of experience managing and processing a wide variety of commercial contracts in high volume

• Experience with insurance policies, liability/indemnity/waiver agreements preferred

• Experience with licensing agreements preferred

• 2 years of in-house legal experience with a technology, manufacturing, medical, or analogous organization required

• 2 years of law firm work required

• Experience successfully managing high-value, mission critical, and complex technical contracts

Skills

• Must be highly organized and be able to manage large volumes of contracts in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to read, analyze, interpret, create, and execute complex written documents

• Ability to understand and apply advanced legal and regulatory concepts

• Ability to autonomously structure process, future planning, and management guidance

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.