Legal Contract Officer

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + Excellent benefits package
31 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Contract Officer

Legal Contract Officer responsible for assisting Head of Contracts to manage contracts and contract negotiations on behalf of the senior management team. To uphold appropriate legal and local policies and processes including audit and support the preparation of bids and other business agreements.

To assist project teams with post contact award contract management, in particular advising on the need to raise appropriate change controls when necessary so as to maximise the company's legal and commercial position and minimise scope creep.

Legal Contracts Officer responsibilities
• Provide legal and commercial contract advice to the business which supports the delivery of the business plan and at all times commercially protects the best interests of the company
• Provide commercial and contractual input on the preparation and submission of quotations and proposal documents covering all commercial aspects (principally on terms and conditions) in order to minimise risk to the company in accordance with Corporate policy.
• Undertake commercial and contractual negotiations with customers and suppliers in conjunction with sales, bid, project and procurement teams.
• Audit to ensure all commercial and contractual practices are in accordance with policy. This includes support to any Corporate Internal Audit site visit.
• Notify the Head of Contracts of any commercial and contractual updates with recommendations and local actions to implement.
• Create effective working relationships, functionally and cross-functionally, across a matrix organisation in order to deliver outstanding results, including ensuring strong interactions with other compliance and commercial services functions such as Intellectual Property, Export compliance and Security.
• Review, negotiate and conclude a range of agreements, including customer and supplier agreements, non-disclosure agreements, loan agreements and channel partner agreements.
• Work with the business divisions and other key stakeholders to raise commercial awareness and ensure full visibility of and adherence to the corporate policy requirements.
• Ensure high quality customer service to both internal and external customers be maintained at all times and maintain all records and documents accurately and effectively.
• Be available to offer advice and assistance to other entities as required by the Head of Contracts

Key Skills
• Legal contract experience or Law degree
• Experience in a relevant business, legal or commercial role
• An ability to work with standard and non-standard forms of contract and commercial clauses
• Experience in leading contract negotiations

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