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Contracts and Compliance Manager

Somnium Recruitment
Buckinghamshire, UK
Closing date
4 Feb 2021

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Contracts and Compliance Manager

£45,000 - £60,000

12 months FTC (with potential of a permanent opportunity)

Working from home (Head Office Milton Keynes)

We are hiring for a newly created position, which would suit a dedicated and self-motivated contracts and compliance manager. This is a broad and challenging role and the successful candidate will thrive on the opportunity to show off their drafting, communication, collaboration, and contract management skills.

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative and rapidly growing organisation in the Utilities industry.

Key Responsibilities:

* Detailed contract drafting, ensuring that key stakeholders' comments are incorporated into the document

* Understand, draft, review and comment on a range of contracts (agency, outsourcing, data sharing, leasing/financing, recruitment, services, NDAs, etc.)

* Supporting key stakeholders in the business with advice in connection with bids, tenders and new services

* Supporting the Legal Department in order to enable them to deliver their advice to the business in a timely fashion

* Working within a framework within which commercial contracts and contract-related work (e.g. claims, queries) are prioritised and managed in line with the requirements of the business

* Managing contract approval processes for standard and non-standard contracts

* Managing the escalation of contracts for approval in accordance with company rules and business requirements

* Supporting other colleagues in the Corporate Services department with drafting of documents, policies, templates and procedures

* Triaging contracts, bids, and other work requests into the department

* Providing effective administrative support for key stakeholders on contracts

* Providing timely and accurate contract complaints support to other departments

* Creating, maintaining and updating the company's template contracts and ancillary documents library

* Review, amend, issue standard term contracts

* Developing best practice documents and/or processes to support the contracting process

* Working with other parts of the business to support on ad hoc drafting requests, where agreed with the Corporate Services Director

* Supporting with key contract processes (e.g. business agents contract approvals)

* Providing timely, relevant and helpful reports to the Executive team

* Managing partner commissions compliance process

Qualifications* (preferred):

* IACCM (Contract & Commercial Management qualification), or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow or Graduate), or Corporate / Commercial Solicitor (admitted, but may be non-practising)

Skills and Experience required:

* Proven track record in contract drafting

* Demonstrably able to understand complex legal issues or advice, and succinctly summarise these to other stakeholders and customers

* Demonstrable ability to influence and negotiate

* Excellent planning and prioritisation skills

* Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills

* Pride in your work which includes in particular maintaining your knowledge of key legislative environment within which the role and the business operates (e.g. contract law, GDPR, regulatory, case law updates)
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