Head of Commercial Contracts - IT / Digital Negotiation & Drafting

£80,000 - £100,000 + Company Benefits Package
13 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Excellent career-development opportunity for a naturally-talented commercial influencer with significant experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, preferably complex supply / delivery agreements in the IT, Digital or Technology space. You'll play a part in helping to deliver enterprise eCommerce solutions to the likes of GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges and Ted Baker.

Role Info:

Head of Commercial Contracts - Global Enterprise eCommerce Solutions Provider
Watford, WD17 | £80,000 - £100,000 + Company Benefits Package

Who we are:

We are a global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding eCommerce platforms and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1500 globally with 550 thinkers and doers based in the UK. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other agency offices in London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

Head of Commercial Contracts Key Responsibilities:

+ Full responsibility on behalf of the Company for all of its commercial and legal agreements, primarily with clients, but also including supplier contracts, agency contracts, employment contracts and consultancy agreements
+ Review, draft and negotiate contract terms in line with business requirements, sound legal principles and company policies
+ Provide practical advice, guidance and support to the business on commercial matters, contract terms and legal issues
+ Ensure company’s standard contractual terms and approach are kept up to date with changes in business, legal and regulatory requirements
+ Manage and maintain company’s contracts register and repository, including all customer and supplier agreements to ensure all key terms are readily accessible and all agreements captured centrally
+ Ongoing contract management on in-flight projects with Account Execs / Project Managers
+ GDPR legal expertise, risk management and advice on projects
+ Annual fee rate and client charges review
+ Maintaining the Company’s fee rate cards
+ Proactive support and control with respect to bid / RFP pricing, review and approval process
+ Developing new contractual arrangements to cover new business requirements
+ Maintaining relationship with Legal division
+ Management responsibility for one other employee

About You…

Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional, innovative, authoritative, with good integrity and the ability to implement & maintain effective controls. You will have ability, maturity and initiative to balance the needs of the company with doing what it takes to win and keep clients. You will also be dedicated / hard-working / responsive.

We need you to be really great at:

+ Extensive experience across commercial agreements, preferably in the IT industry
+ Knowledge and application of contract law, including all relevant legal principles
+ Good negotiation skills, able to use appropriate skills and knowledge to attain positive business outcomes
+ Good business judgement, understands commercial pressures and implications
+ Strong organisation and time management skills; able to juggle multiple demands and priorities successfully
+ Adaptable and able to work flexibly in the context of a large growing business
+ Approachable and a team-player, works with others to share knowledge and workload appropriately
+ Commanding respect and exercising and appropriate level of authority as the Company’s Head of Commercial Contracts
+ Maintaining effective and pro-active control processes
+ High level of attention to detail
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills and in particular, able to communicate appropriately with key stakeholders and clients / other external parties
+ Computer literate with advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email skills

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Commercial Contracts Manager, Commercial Contracts Lawyer, Commercial Contracts Solicitor, Commercial Contracts Legal Counsel, Head of Legal Counsel, Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial Contracts Specialist, Commercial Contracts Consultant, Contract Lawyer, Digital Contracts, IT Contracts, Technology Contracts.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Recruitment Manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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