Senior Contract Specialist Job at A Leading Mobile Telecommunications Infrastructure Provider

Peoplesource Consulting – Our client is the Mobile Telecommunications Infrastructure Provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Contract Specialist

Job Purpose
  • The incumbent is expected to effectively support all functions to ensure successful integration and support of proposal efforts, contract execution and supplier management initiatives.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Key accountabilities:
  • Working closely with other functions in an integrated team environment to develop procurement contract structures for a variety of complex goods and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and processes for the supply chain function.
  • Provide contract risk and compliance oversight to the procurement department.
  • Supporting leadership related to supplier management strategy and resolves issues. Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies that support successful execution of the procurement packages.
  • Conducts oversight and management of procurement process, subcontract and supply chain audits as required.
  • Provide support to complex subcontract negotiations and produce playbooks/training materials for procurement teams.
  • Establishes operating plan for procurement risk and compliance assessment activities.
  • Lead interface between procurement and legal department on subcontract strategies and subcontract risk management.
  • Provides expert support to assessments and the development of recovery plans, corrective and preventative actions related to subcontract claims and disputes.
  • Supports the development of company or business unit procurement strategies. Provides oversight and guidance for category strategies.
  • Assist project teams in their review of tender and bid documentation, and provide recommendations on contract terms and conditions
  • Review bid clarifications/qualifications and related business opportunity documentation drafted by project teams
  • Identify and discuss contracting and commercial risks and implications with project managers, regional managers, and senior executives
  • Recommend alternative or additional bid or contract wording to mitigate, contain and/or transfer risk exposures and address contingencies
  • Provide guidance and support to procurement in negotiations leading to the finalization of sub-contracts
  • Ensure that negotiation, execution and administration of all contracts are compliant with the organisation's policies and procedures.
  • Engage with and provide guidance to procurement teams involved in the formation and administration of subcontracts and purchasing processes
  • Develop forms and templates to support business initiatives, while identifying and addressing risk exposure to existing documents
  • Draft and review subcontracts and associated documents, and ensure flow down of Prime Contract terms in all subcontract and purchasing commitments
  • Handle day-to-day questions regarding contracts and subcontracts, while identifying and proposing solutions to address associated issues and risks
  • Provide training and coaching to procurement teams engaged in the implementation of and the formation and administration of subcontracts
  • Report to the Legal team on contracting and risk issues where significant legal implications arise from the contracting process, and provide support as required
Skills/Competence Requirement
  • Must be able to apply advanced job principles, theories, and concepts, contribute to the development of new principles and concepts as well as advanced job practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Recognised as a job expert within the company.
Job Attributes
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Law Degree or equivalent and 10 years' experience working with contracts and subcontracts. Experience of audit and the development of policies and procedures is desirable.
Problem Solving:
  • Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
  • Initiates assignments, determines, and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than formal review by a superior.
  • Develops advanced processes and guides their development into final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect the organization's risk exposure and image.
Experience Level:
  • Individual Contributor.
Job Dimensions
Key Relationships:
  • Acts as advisor to management and customers on subcontract risk elements.

Job location

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send in their CV's and application letter to: [email protected] quoting the job title and reference above as subject.