Executive Commercial Contracts Specialist

Location:Guildford, Surrey
Salary:£70,000 - £85,000 per annum

Our niche client based in Guildford are looking for a Commercial Contracts Executive, who will be responsible for negotiating mutually beneficial contractual relationships with clients. This will be a part remote role with one day in the office.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Manage, structure, draft and negotiate full range of all contractual agreements for the company.
  • Terms and Conditions compliance, including flow down of prime contract commercial requirements to suppliers.
  • Provide practical legal advice, risk assessment and advice on issues of contractual interpretation and assist in any dispute resolution process.
  • Continuously review, amend, and manage contractual framework for the company’s market activities.
  • Manage contracts database and overall contractual workflow & governance across the business.
  • Manage 3rd party legal and contractual advisory services.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading the preparation, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts including client and supplier contracts.
  • Working with external legal advisors to provide legal advice to the senior leadership team on all contractual matters.
  • Leading the design, drafting, implementation and communication of enhancements and amendments to existing and future client terms and conditions as required.
  • Collaborate with other internal teams (e.g., Sales, Operations, Finance) and external legal counsel to structure appropriate commercial frameworks.
  • Provide pragmatic, competent and timely general legal advice to all teams across the business assisting with any litigation management and settlement with external legal support
  • Identify and manage contractual risks and implement solutions to problems and issues as they arise.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key clients and cross-functional partners.
  • Manage and administer the contract review process including production and maintenance of contracts including Statements of Work.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation and providing constructive advice and solutions.
  • Establish best practice and working processes to support optimum operating agility balanced with contractual and commercial risk.
  • Management of 3rd party insurers and overall corporate risk framework.
  • Scope excludes HR legal related aspects

Skills and Experience:

  • In-house contract management experience in IT service firms such as MSPs or CSPs.
  • Substantive experience as lead drafter and negotiator of complex commercial contracts with excellent drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent working experience and knowledge of relevant legislation particularly relating to financial services (such as GDPR, PRA, FCA, and EBA guidance).
  • Track record in creating and negotiating risk mitigating strategies into contracts, balancing business and commercial risks with the customer’s requirements, and making sound recommendations and decisions with senior management.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen, and a good understanding of accounting principles.
  • Diligent, well organised and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Experience working closely with senior management and across clients, vendors and suppliers.
  • Experience of corporate risk frameworks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to confidently deal with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humour

Person Specification:

  • Utilising wide range of experience and life skills in a supportive and constructive environment.
  • True multitasker, able to balance & prioritise complex workload demands.
  • Excellent relationship and senior stakeholder manger.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with great attention to detail.
  • Professional appearance, well-mannered and a constructive attitude in all work-related matters
  • Self-motivated, flexible in approach, enthusiastic team player.
  • Strong rapport and relationship building skills with clients, vendors and suppliers.
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office
  • Strong sense of responsibility and accountability, results driven

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