A Contracts Manager / Assistant Commercial Manager is required by our engineering and maritime systems client in North London. You will be responsible for providing strong working commercial knowledge and support, acumen and advisory service across all departments within the business. The role will ideally suit someone who is an experienced contract or commercial manager within the defence industry, and who is looking to take the next step in their career within the Contract and Commercial Management profession. You will have the opportunity to work alongside leading thinkers in the industry at a company renowned for cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions. You will have the following responsibilities: Supporting the business with all contract and commercial management expertise during the lifecycle of the contract and programme. Responsible for generating, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a suite of contractual documents, such as, Supply and Purchase Contracts, Confidentiality Agreements, US Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) Teaming Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Standard Terms and Conditions, Escrow, and other Intellectual Property Right Agreements. Prepare and negotiate new contracts and amendments to existing contracts and arrange for their approval. Generating Proposal Documentation (statement of work, commercial matrices and Executive Summary) matched to Customer requirements and drafting Firm/Fixed/ROM responses to RFP/RFQ/ITTS. Undertaking all responsibilities in compliance with all applicable Data Protection laws including the GDPR. Qualifications & Experience Degree Level qualification or equivalent relevant experience Formal legal training would be an advantage. Previous professional experience in a similar role within an international and interdisciplinary environment. Previous professional experience ideally gained within the Defence industry or within a similar international and interdisciplinary environment. Extensive knowledge of UK and International contracting and commercial principles and legislation Experience of bidding to and managing contracts in the UK and international defence and security markets Demonstrable negotiation skills with successful experience of operating in UK and international markets Good working knowledge of UK Export Controls and Intellectual Property legislations. Strong communicator, both in writing and verbal with the ability to adapt communication style to fit target audience Experienced in the use of the Microsoft Office suite especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Job Title:Contracts Manager Location: Enfield, North London Job Ref: 894676 Salary: TBC Job Type:Permanent Security Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level. In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity. Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.