Contract Manager

Vlissingen

Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time

Permanent

Bachelor

You will support (project) management in the process of systematically and efficiently managing contracts

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Job description

Our client, a renowned Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with an established customer portfolio is currently seeking a Contract Manager to be based in Vlissingen. Given the military nature of clients
and projects, an EU citizenship/valid EU work visa is mandatory.

The Role
You will provide support during the proposal and contracting phase, handover to the project team, execution of the contract, delivery of the vessel and the warranty period. As Contract Manager, you will enable the project management team to maximize the operational and financial performance of projects and minimize risk throughout the contract cycle. You will, in addition, be accountable for the professionalizing of contract management through the contract life cycle.
 
Responsibilities
  • Supporting the legal counsel during negotiations with aligning or revision of appendixes of the main contract and ensuring consistency with all terms and conditions
  • Reviewing contracts, appendixes, agreements and other documents, in close cooperation with the legal counsel to ensure consistency between all documents
  • Analyzing contract terms & conditions and identifying areas of possible risks and opportunities related to the application of contract clauses
  • Identifying possible contractual issues and proposing solutions in case of disputes and supporting project management on legal and or contractual implications
  • Performing correct administration and documentation during the (pre)contract life cycle, implementing changes in contracts and/or appendixes and handling claims when needed during execution of the contract including during the warranty period, in close consultation with the legal counsels and (project) management
  • Preparing contract changes for internal review and approval and ensuring compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws or regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with the project-specific contractual administration requirements
  • Professionalizing contract management through the contract life cycle, including risk management and document control
  • Ensuring subcontracts and other contractual documents are consistent with all terms and conditions in the main contract
  • Maintaining records of all contract correspondence, changes, status reports and other documents as supporting information for any claim or dispute arising during or after the project
  • Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverables, invoicing, etc.)

Job requirements

  • Degree in law and/or a relevant technical study
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with contract management, preferably in the shipbuilding industry
  • Proven experience in international shipbuilding or maritime manufacturing sector and maritime management
  • Knowledge of and experience with (inter)national contract law and corporate law
  • Dutch & English communication skills (verbal& written), preferably a good command of the German language or willingness to learn such
  • Ability to travel long distances and work abroad occasionally
  • A background check will form a part of the selection process

Our offer

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days plus 13 days ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then € 0.19 per km
  • Pension benefit: employer 50% and employee 50%

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