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Legal And Contracts Manager

Salary: £0

Location: Belfast

Job type: Permanent

Category: Management

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar. Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal and Contracts Manager to join Thales Belfast Integrated Airspace Protection Systems (IAS). Operating in an incremental role working across a wide array of internal stakeholders aligned to a diverse portfolio of products and services in the defence and space sector, this role combines both commercial and contractual aspects of both bid preparation and projects throughout the full life cycle, with the key objective to minimize risk and maximise margin and cash. This opportunity offers an excellent opportunity for individuals with aspirations to develop their skills in both legal and contracts as well as commercial, offering great exposure and learning opportunities within the team. Primary Purpose of the Role: The primary purpose is to deliver best practice contract management as an integral part of the business to support IAS UK win new business and sign commercially robust contracts in the pre-contract phase and ensure that obligations are met, contractual risk is appropriately managed and opportunities are maximised through constructive contractual relationships throughout the life of the contract. As a Contract Manager you will take direct responsibility for commercial matters on a designated Bids and Project/s through capture and delivery phases. The role is central to the commercial success of the business. As such the Contracts Manager will be a proactive and integral member of the IAS team to ensure that the commercial objectives of the business are achieved and initiatives for commercial procedures are recommended / implemented and adhered too.  The Contracts Manager will: * Provide advice and recommendations to the projects under their remit on commercial issues, risks, liabilities and opportunities. * Provide guidance on terms and conditions for the benefit of the broader project team and maintain awareness of best commercial practice. * Support to senior management and where required participate in commercial negotiations with customer, consortium partners and in conjunction with Procurement, sub-contractors and other 3rd parties. * Respond to and negotiate customers proposed contractual agreements and Contract ‘Changes’ and support senior management in the management of such changes, including the preparation, approval and negotiation. * Provide to project/bid teams advice, recommendations and costings pertaining to International contracts in relation to Direct Selling Costs, including but not limited to Credit Insurance, Bank Guarantees and Letter of Credits. * Identify and manage issues and disputes arising with customers in conjunction with the Legal function. Skills & Behaviours: Thales is a growing company and we are looking for exceptional people with positive, can do attitudes, to join our challenging journey providing engineering and service solutions to a diverse range of customers. Here are some of the key skills, experience and attributes we are looking for in our next Contracts Manager: * A good level of commercial and business acumen * Knowledge of contractual Terms & Conditions * An understanding of cost and pricing techniques and contract finance issues would be beneficial * Experience working with a variety of customers and internal teams, with excellent communication skills * An ability to identify pragmatic solutions and take pragmatic decisions * Approachable, responsible and customer focused * Ability to work with competing priorities and deadlines This role will require SC Clearance. If not currently held it is expected that the post holder will undergo SC Clearance, please visit the UKSV website for further guidance. Legal In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency. At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now

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