Head of Commercial Contracts - eCommerce Consultancy
12th November 2019
£80000 - £100000
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Excellent career-opportunity for a naturally-talented commercial influencer with significant experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, preferably complex 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.
Head of Commercial Contracts - Global Enterprise eCommerce Solutions Provider
£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:
+ Review, draft and negotiate terms in a variety of agreements primarily with clients, but also including supplier contracts, agency contracts and service provision agreements.
+ Negotiate contract terms in line with business requirements and company policies to ensure agreements are commercially reasonable.
+ Provide practical advice, guidance and support to the business on commercial matters, contract terms and legal issues.
+ Managing the renewal/renegotiation of all contracts (supplier and customer).
+ 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 the Account Execs / Project Managers, i.e. a regular review on status, are we raising formal CRs when we should, dependency management, protecting ourselves against potential risks.
+ GDPR legal expertise, risk management and advice on projects.
+ Annual fee rate and charges review and writing to clients with the applicable increases.
+ Maintaining the fee rate card(s) and updating annually.
+ Bid / RFP pricing, review and approval process.
+ Developing new contractual arrangements to cover new business requirements, e.g. full managed service.
+ Keeping employment & contractor contracts up-to-date, and developing them to meet business requirements, e.g. on IR35.
+ Reviewing apprenticeship, recruitment and other HR-related agreements.
+ Understanding TUPE legislation.
+ Maintaining relationship with WPP Legal.
+ Management responsibility of one other employee.
Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and take responsibility for your own continuing professional development.
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:
+ Legal training (for-example, law degree, LPC, GDL) to enable good understanding and application of legal principles;
+ Extensive experience across commercial agreements, preferably in the IT industry;
+ Good knowledge of contract law;
+ Good negotiation skills, able to use appropriate skills and knowledge to facilitate positive business outcomes and maintain positive relations with customers and suppliers;
+ 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.
+ 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 without using jargon or overly legalistic language to facilitate good understanding by all parties;
+ Able to write clear, concise and understandable communications include legal agreements and associated correspondence;
+ 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, Commercial Contracts Specialist, Commercial Contracts Consultant, Contract Lawyer.
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