David Bensted

Senior Contracts Manager at Iridium Satellite LLC

Location
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Industry
Telecommunications

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David Bensted's Overview

Current
Past
  • Senior Contract Manager at Emerson Network Power
  • Senior Contract Manager at Motorola, Inc.
  • Senior Contract Manager at Boeing
Education
Connections

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David Bensted's Summary

Accomplished professional with domestic and international experience in contract management, program management, and challenging procurements. MBA with internal consulting and training experience. Global supply chain and software procurement leader with contract drafting expertise. Corporate focal point for global supply chain business transactions and OEM customer sales agreements. Strong negotiation and training skills.

Specialties

Extensive experience with software licensing, advanced technology procurement, intellectual property and indemnity issues, strategic supplier and channel partner supply agreements, product supply and distribution transactions, and OEM/Reseller purchase agreements. Responsible for the identification, mitigation, and resolution of potential business and legal risks.

David Bensted's Experience

Senior Contracts Manager

Iridium Satellite LLC

Public Company; 51-200 employees; IRDM; Wireless industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Tempe, Arizona

Draft and negotiate contracts and legal documents to support advanced technology and software licensing and procurement transactions. Responsible for the identification, mitigation, and resolution of potential business and legal risks. Provide supply chain management and legal support to corporate and business platform executive management.

Senior Contract Manager

Emerson Network Power

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

March 2003April 2012 (9 years 2 months) Tempe, Arizona

Draft and negotiate contracts and legal documents to support advanced technology and software licensing and procurement transactions. Extensive experience with software licensing, advanced technology procurement, intellectual property and indemnity issues, strategic supplier and channel partner supply agreements, product supply and distribution transactions, and OEM/Reseller purchase agreements. I’m responsible for the identification, mitigation, and resolution of potential business and legal risks. I provide supply chain management and legal support to corporate and business platform executive management. Represent the business platform on corporate wide teams to ensure compliance with US and European Union laws.

Senior Contract Manager

Motorola, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MMI; Consumer Electronics industry

March 2003January 2008 (4 years 11 months)

Draft and negotiate legal documents including technology, intellectual property and software licenses, strategic supplier agreements, and product supply and distribution agreements. Interface with the Corporate Law and Intellectual Property departments to identify and resolve potential risks or legal issues. Advise and provide legal support to business unit executive management, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, and Finance Departments. Represent the business on corporate wide teams to ensure compliance with US and European Union laws.

Senior Contract Manager

Boeing

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BA; Aviation & Aerospace industry

July 2001March 2003 (1 year 9 months)

Performed specialized contract development, analysis, preparation and negotiation with an emphasis on major international commercial contracts. Negotiated and drafted complex business agreements including: sales contracts with domestic and international customers, manufacturing license agreements, aftermarket agreements, bailment agreements, and contractual memoranda. Reviewed proposed contract terms and conditions, requests for proposals, and similar documents developing alternate language as appropriate and negotiating acceptable terms. I developed innovative contracting methods used across the business.

Customer Business Manager

Honeywell, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HON; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

April 1994May 2001 (7 years 2 months)

Key member of the Market Segment Account Team created to manage the overall customer relationship with General Electric and SNECMA. I was responsible for growing market share and profitability for two key OEM customer accounts. Managed customer satisfaction issues and drove organizational change to achieve customer results. Lead negotiator for all contract and proposal efforts with assigned OEM customers. Responsible for developing an SBU level customer plan and value proposition that led investments, joint ventures, and teaming relationships to position the organization as a growth business.

David Bensted's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Advanced Legal Writing and Editing

David Bensted's Skills & Expertise

  1. Negotiation
  2. Customer Satisfaction
  3. Marketing
  4. Program Management
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Software Licensing
  7. Supply Chain Management
  8. OEM Customer Sales Agreements
  9. Advanced Technology Procurement
  10. Subcontracts Management
  11. Contract Negotiation
  12. Procurement
  13. Risk Management
  14. Intellectual Property
  15. Strategic Sourcing
  16. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  17. Contract Management
  18. Telecommunications
  19. Supply Management
  20. Process Improvement
  21. Business Development
  22. Six Sigma
  23. Product Management
  24. Project Planning
  25. Vendor Management
  26. Competitive Analysis
  27. Business Strategy
  28. Team Building
  29. Purchasing
  30. Account Management
  31. Change Management
  32. New Business Development
  33. Team Leadership
  34. Analysis
  35. Supply Chain
  36. Continuous Improvement
  37. Outsourcing
  38. Business Process Improvement
  39. Proposal Writing
  40. Management
  41. Solution Selling
  42. Pricing
  43. Technical Writing
  44. Leadership
  45. Global Sourcing
  46. Strategic Supplier Development
  47. Supplier Negotiation
  48. Far East sourcing
  49. Ethical Sourcing
  50. Contractual Agreements

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David Bensted's Education

Arizona State University

BS, Marketing, Finance

University of Phoenix

MBA, Business Administration

3.86 GPA

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