32/22 Commercial Contracts Officer

Commercial Contracts OfficerLegal Affairs Group / LEG Location: Cambridge/Middlesbrough/Port Talbot/SheffieldContract: PermanentHours: Full timeSalary: Competitive rate Description of role:An opportunity has arisen to join an active, involved and motivated commercial/legal team whose activities are business critical and include proposal and tender submission, commercial contract management,  (delivering over £20m of one-to-one research and consultancy work), corporate governance, property management and intellectual property (patents and licensing). The Commercial Contracts Officer role is to oversee, manage and deliver commercial contracts across various technology sections within the organisation. Security clearance:UK security clearance is required for this role. About us:TWI Ltd is one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. We develop innovative solutions for real industry problems that can have a profound impact on the world and people’s lives.  TWI Ltd actively supports diversity and inclusion, and recognises the importance of creating a culture where everyone feels valued for the contribution they make. Diversity statement:TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential.  We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Closing Date: 16 May 2022Reference number: 32/22 For further details, please click on the Job Description link below:https://www.twi-global.com/pdfs/careers/32-22-JD-Commercial-Contracts-Officer.pdf TWI CultureAs one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.The diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development. TWI Values: TeamworkBuilding effective working relationships, we accomplish more together Innovation and ExpertiseChampioning new ideas and sharing knowledge with each other Taking responsibilityAchieving our objectives and personal development Customer focusBuilding trusting relationships with our customers AdaptabilityAccepting and engaging positively with change Inclusion​Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers

Job Description

 Job Title:

Commercial Contract Officer

Reports to (Job Title):

Commercial Manager

Job profile:

SPL/PL

Description of role

An opportunity has arisen to join an active, involved and motivated commercial/legal team whose activities are business critical and include proposal and tender submission, commercial contract management,  (delivering over £20m of one-to-one research and consultancy work), corporate governance, property management and intellectual property (patents and licensing). 

The Commercial Contracts Officer role is to oversee, manage and deliver commercial contracts across various technology sections within the organisation.

Key accountabilities

 Key accountabilities for the role include to:

  • Being the point of contact for your project(s) for any contractual information and agreements including obtaining and providing legal advice
  • Being responsible for assisting with the preparation of proposal and bid submissions in accordance with appropriate governance and policies
  • Leading the review and negotiation of a wide range of commercial/legal agreements with our clients (Members), gaining acceptance and agreement on commercial/legal issues and amendments
  • Reviewing calls for tender and bids to highlight potential commercial/contractual risks and opportunities
  • Advising on commercial terms including: milestone delivery and payment scheduling
  • Ensure that all legal documents are signed in appropriate time frames, communicating directly with our clients legal and procurement teams
  • Assist project change requests and agree contract amendments and implementing these in accordance with change governance procedures.
  • Performing financial management of commercial contracts (invoicing, auditing support);
  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing Members, focusing on collaboration
  • Observing compliance to legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements
  • Undertaking day-to-day administration and maintenance of the company systems 

Person specification

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

An applicable Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business or similar relevant qualification Or equivalent combination of education, professional training and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the job

  • Commercial, procurement or legal qualification 

Skills

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and succinctly and the ability to present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to negotiate  a wide range of commercial agreements, excellent proof reading skills and high levels of accuracy in drafting documents
  • Demonstrated ability in assisting with tenders; frameworks and open competitions
  • The ability to contribute to the wider commercial function and the relevant policy development and business improvement activities
  • Working under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to be self-motivated, forward plan and prioritise work
  • Ability to work well within a team;
  • Be confident and diplomatic, with an ability to create and foster strong and productive working relationships internally and with customers and all other applicable stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrate good financial and commercial judgement
  • Able to appreciate and manage risk
  • Have experience of using Microsoft Office

 

 

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Specific relevant experience

  • A successful track record of at least three years of working in commercial contracting / procurement,
  • Experience negotiating commercial/legal aspects with clients and proven track record of successful proposal/contract management while providing high level of customer satisfaction
  • Experience of using Dynamics and CRM (Client Relationship Management) software or equivalent software.
  • Security Cleared (Baseline Personnel Security Standard or above)
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Competencies aligned to Organisational values

  • Adaptability
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
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