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Senior Contracts Manager MOD

Employer
UnitedLex
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:

  • The Senior Contract Manager is responsible for individual contribution as part of the Global Contracting & Commercial Solutions Group for UnitedLex.
  • Primary day to day focus is commercial and contractual analysis and support services across client industries (Manufacturing , Retail & Consumer, Public sector (Including Government), Healthcare, Automotive and Banking & Insurance), advising on technology and outsourcing deals.
  • Initially, focus will be on DXC Technology, a major multinational technology / outsourcing company formed from the merger of CSC and HPE Enterprise Services.
  • The role of Senior Contract Manager requires the individual to be well skilled in commercial and contract analysis and provision of expert advice and guidance on contract interpretation, understanding of the key risks and obligations of contracting and an ability to leverage the contract to be maximum advantage including elements of profit / margin optimization. Assisting the business with Profit Leakage monitoring, Early Warning and Development of Handling plans while informing the business of future issues and opportunities is paramount.
  • Candidates should have particular strengths in teamwork (internal & external customers), leadership, contract risk/liability assessment and problem-solving. They must also have the interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with internal clients.
  • Candidates should be experienced in working autonomously/remotely from the team/clients but open to seeking advice from senior team members when needed.


REQUIREMENTS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Security Clearance will be required for this Role
  • BA/BS required (or regional equivalent education).
  • 7+ year experience in law firm and/or global corporation. Outsourcing/supplier experience desirable.
  • Contract and commercial drafting and assessment experience required, including a level of client (internal or external) engagement.
  • Ability to provide guidance/interpretation on existing contract provisions.
  • Ability to work remotely and within a team, build relationships with other business functions (legal, finance, compliance etc).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in the local language and English.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and judgment about contractual and commercial risks/issues in transactions.
  • Demonstrate ability to think outside the box.
  • Extensive experience in ensuring consistent management of proposals and contracts. This generally includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The contract manager's role in the contract development process requires close collaboration with various departments, including clinical operations, project management, account management, business operations and finance.
  • In-Life Contract and Commercial Solutions being continually developed and refined.
  • Proactive monitoring experience.
  • ·Good working knowledge of the fundamental legal provisions of commercial contracts.
  • Good working knowledge of the commercial risks/issues of commercial contracting


RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Provide advice and support in connection with a range of contract types, including drafting and reviewing change control notices, small contract documents, legal research and contract interpretation.
  • Business governance support
  • Work in tandem with a senior lead, if assigned, to assess and draft contractual provisions.
  • In-Life Contract and Commercial Solutions being continually developed and refined.
  • Proactive monitoring of Early Warning and profit leakage triggers - with ongoing development of handling plans.
  • Provide contract administration such as sending notifications, letters, claims, and contract variations.
  • Major contract obligations monitoring - including margin affecting clauses and proactive development of handling plans to best leverage the contract.
  • Ongoing development of detailed contract management plans and quarterly account reporting focusing on opportunities and issues.
  • Provide ongoing expert advice to account teams regarding legal and commercial implications of specific terms and conditions in contracts.
  • Provide commercial / contract support to client account/sales teams.
  • Adherence to client policies, procedures and processes.
  • Provide transactional support in connection with a range of commercial and associated key subcontract agreements.
  • Assist account teams with change control notices and amendments to existing agreements.
  • Oversee organizational contract development and management activities, and enforce organizational principles of integrity and compliance.
  • Ensure that contracts and proposals are properly entered into organizational databases and securely maintained.
  • Perform appropriate clinical, administrative and operational research to support proposal and contract development.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards and cost targets.
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies that minimize potential losses and benefit the organization's financial performance.
  • Develop standards for contracts, including presentation of budget, payment terms, general language and provisions
  • Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an ongoing basis with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues.
  • Review contractual performance of both parties to ensure compliance with terms and to identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.
  • When not a sole individual contributor, potential management opportunity for smaller groups of Contract Analysts / Contract Managers directing tasks, undertaking work reviews and governance checks focused on specific domain / region / industry expertise.


UnitedLex is committed to preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the physical and electronic information assets throughout the organization. Consistent with the UnitedLex ISMS policy and the ISO 27001 standard, every employee is responsible for complying with UnitedLex information security policies and reporting all security concerns, weaknesses and breaches.
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