Contracts Manager

Recruiter
Reed Business Information
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1178475340
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Contract Manager - London, Berlin or Amsterdam

RBI is a leading fast-growth provider of data and analytics, solving critical problems for businesses globally. Where brilliant people work, collaborate and grow.
RBI provides indispensable business information, data and analytics solutions to professionals in many of the world's biggest industries. Our reach is global, our range is vast, and our goal is clear - delivering products that help our customers become more successful. RBI is part of RELX, a world‐leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

Across our global business, we provide vital information, analytics and data solutions in multiple formats. Our products and services cover a vast array of sectors including financial services; aviation, chemicals and agriculture - and we reach millions of business leaders and professionals every day. Through our solutions, we help customers achieve improved outcomes, save money, stay compliant and reduce risk.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a Contract Manager to be based in London, Berlin or Amsterdam to support our aviation, chemicals and agriculture businesses and you will be fulfilling the following accountabilities:
•Collaborate with the legal team and business team members, and in particular, sales and product, to draft or respond to contract proposals, support negotiation and manage contract review and approval processes.
•Closely work with legal business partner and assist in negotiating the terms of standard commercial agreements (including data licensing, master services, non-disclosures, evaluation agreements) with existing and prospective customers, vendors and partners.
•Work with commercial teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the products, services and the documentation requirements to draft and review contracts.
•Consult where necessary with legal, sales, product, customer and business leadership to manage negotiation responses, contract approvals and related matters.
•Create and maintain storage of executed contract and agreements.
•Create and maintain the management and storage of contract templates and agreements.
•Outline and drive standardisation in key negotiation clauses to provide approved "library" of legal and business responses for frequently negotiated points.
•Manage and provide quality inputs into the Contract Lifecycle Management tool.
•Manage the Contract Management Strategy involving stakeholder engagement, commercial and contract strategy development, business and strategic objectives.
•Lead on contract negotiations and strategy including managing risks outside the baseline and managing the obligations to our customers.
•Managing contract data points and tracking baseline standards against exceptions as well as seeking opportunities in the data.
•Manage and implement process efficiencies and define solutions for operational effectiveness of legal processes.
•Focus on the minimisation of contract cycle times.

The role will report into the Director of Contract Management.

Qualifications:
•A Bachelor's degree in law or other related field from an accredited college is required.
•Previous professional experience in contract management including related legal support functions, contract negotiation or drafting in the software or data licensing and services industry.
•Native German and English speaker (fluency in French or Dutch would be an advantage).
•Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
•Ability to quickly grasp complex commercial and legal details and business and product understanding.
•Strong negotiation skills.
•Experience of working in a global environment, preferably in or with a matrixed multi-national organisation.
•A collaborative attitude, building strong relationships with all stakeholders.
•A genuine interest in new technologies and innovation.
•Able to drive projects to a conclusion.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills.
•Good decision-making ability.
•Ability to communicate and interact effectively with business unit corporate staff and all external contacts.
•Strong integrity and business ethics.
•Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines, resilient and calm under pressure
•International and cross border experience would be a plus.
•Excellent communication skills to navigate a complex multinational organization with multiple stakeholder groups.

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RBI General Benefits Package:

RBI pays competitive salaries and has a comprehensive set of benefits

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