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Commercial Manager

BRS Global
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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A rare opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Manager to join our client, a substantial and expanding global engineering company.

As Commercial lead for the UK business you will be supporting the UK General Manager and Engineering Teams with domestic and International commercial and risk management issues across the business. This role supports the Group Legal Counsel and other members of the legal/commercial team with matters in the business worldwide.

Main responsibilities
  • Review contract terms, assess and highlight risks to the business
  • Engage with and advise engineering teams on acceptable commercial arrangements
  • Propose amendments including options to client's contract terms that mitigate risks and maximise returns
  • Draft accurate contract documentation and agreements in a timely manner to meet business needs
  • Negotiate terms and mange contracts to achieve sign off
  • Review and manage sign off on client agreements such as non-disclosure agreements
  • Manage insurance claims to resolution including liaison with brokers, insurers, loss adjusters and appointed lawyers
  • Actively coach, train and develop commercial awareness throughout the company
  • Ensure that commercial practices and policies are implemented and followed across the business including delegation of authorities
  • Identify and manage / mitigate commercial risks through appropriate mechanisms and proactive contract administration
  • Protect business interests by ensuring that appropriate records of all commercial matters are retained including contract documents, minutes of meetings, project change and variations.
  • Provide clear guidance on the flow down of contract conditions to the supply chain and support the Procurement team to mitigate risk
  • Manage, control and resolve disputes both upstream with clients and downstream with supply chain

Additional Responsibilities
  • Administer UK property transactions including lease negotiations, engage and liaise with external lawyers, surveyors and other professionals
  • Control and mange requirements for bonds or guarantees
  • Provide input to reviews and assist with the development of legal and commercial policies and guidelines to ensure that they are up to date and fit for purpose

Experience, knowledge and qualifications required
  • Detailed contractual and commercial knowledge gained within a similar business
  • Significant experience in contract negotiation of bespoke contracts including drafting, analysing and modifying terms & conditions to identify and mitigate commercial risk
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of office software including Word, Excel and Project or equivalent
  • Able to travel and work in UK and worldwide
  • Degree level or equivalent level qualification with a commercial engineering or legal bias

Budget responsibilities
  • Yes

Key stakeholders - internal and external
  • Engineering Manager
  • General Manager
  • Customers
  • Colleagues
  • Other group Managers
  • Directors
  • Suppliers

Are you interested in this exciting challenge? Please send your CV and covering note.
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