Legal & Contracts Manager - MEA

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Salary:

AED360000 - 480000 / annum

Location:

Dubai

Date posted:

2nd September 2018

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

65500-0010606679

Staffing area:

Legal


Description

The Company

A global oil & energy company based in Dubai.

The Role

The role is a key partner to the business in ensuring that all contractual commitments made are within the Company's risk parameters and minimise in all cases.

The Contracts Manager will be self-driven and own any legal and insurance risk managements, as well as commercial due diligence, which are some of the key foundations to build a successful business for the region.

Key Accountabilities (includes, but not limited to the following)

  • Review the pre-award tender terms and conditions to identify and mitigate commercial risks by assessing company's obligations and liabilities, including insurance requirements, bank guarantee wordings, payments terms, etc.
  • Lead all activities related to contractual, legal, commercial and insurance issues related to existing contracts with clients including the drafting of variation orders to maximize profits.
  • Support the Supply Chain in drafting, reviewing and negotiating Terms and Service agreements.
  • Oversee the 'know your customer' process ensuring risks are flagged on new and existing customers.
  • Oversee the compliance and due diligence, which may include interviewing supplier when necessary.
  • Deliver training and awareness sessions to the sales, marketing and business development teams across the business.
  • Work closely with the commercial and sales teams to identify areas to support business growth.
  • Continual development of standard T&Cs, commercial processes and tools.
  • Primary contact for regional insurance broker.
  • Maintain the regional contracts database.
  • Maintain tracker of current commercial risks i.e liquidated damages.
  • Control all regions contractual lease documentation.
  • Control all documents relating to regions joint venture partnerships.
  • Primary contact for regions third party law firms and taking the lead on all regions legal requirements.
  • The role may involve local and international travel as and when required.

The Candidate

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in business management, commercial, legal or related discipline which has covered Contract Law
  • An understanding and ability to amend the main articles of a contract document (i.e. Indemnities, limitation of liability, warranties, termination rights, liquidated damages, payment terms, intellectual property, performance bond wording, letter of credit wording and dispute resolution etc.).
  • Experience working in the GCC.
  • 3+ years' experience in similar role.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with internal and external clients.
  • Fluent in English both, written and verbal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Salary and Benefits

30-40K per months plus benefits



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