Position: Contracts Manager
My client has a new opening for a Contracts Manager. Reporting to the Commercial Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for taking a lead on all commercial aspects of major tenders, preparing quotations, preparation and negotiation of contracts and contractual agreements across all the Business Units, Commercial management of contracts from receipt of enquiry until receipt of payment from the customer. This role will require working closely with the Commercial Manager on a day to day basis and deputising for the Commercial Manager as required.
*Evaluating and preparing responses to customer's enquiries and Invitations to Tender
*Negotiating prime contracts with UK/overseas commercial customers and with UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)
*Advising and assisting Purchasing Department on the flow-down of contract conditions to sub-contractors
*Advising Programme Managers on all contractual aspects and assisting to deliver programmes in a cost effective manner
*Drafting contract documentation and agreements of a contractual nature (joint venture, partnership, confidentiality, consultancy, software licenses, etc.)
*Liaison with customers at all levels
*Representing the Commercial Department across the business and to the Senior Management within the company
*Assisting the Commercial Manager with high level duties and representing the department
*Educated to degree level or equivalent (desirable)
*Proven track record of relevant experience at the same or a similar level within a Commercial / Contracts Department.
*Significant experience in terms and conditions negotiation and the commercial management of supply contracts for both UK and overseas customers.
*Familiar with industrial / commercial conditions of contract and procedures
*Recent experience of working with MoD contract conditions and MoD procedures including ITAR
*Knowledge of import and export controls and procedures
*Some UK and Overseas travel will be required
*Relationship management, written and verbal presentation and negotiation skills
*Ability to demonstrate working to, and achieving tight deadlines and managing under pressure
The F10 Group offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.