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Contract Manager (f/m/d)

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: R0038076
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY GERMANY AG
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

In this role you will support Hitachi Energy Germany, Grid Integration. With analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management in the assigned project. You are a reliable partner, when it comes to the preparation of contracts/subcontracts, contract administration and project execution. You will be ensuring contract and risk management activities are timely and accurately executed protecting Hitachi Energy’s interests throughout project(s) lifecycle.

Do you enjoy working in teams to enhance their performance through your competence? Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow. For this role we follow a hybrid work structure where you can work remotely or from the office, as needed, based on demand of specific tasks or personal work preferences.

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.

Are you looking for a position, where you can work and interface with various business and project disciplines and work as a part of a Contract Management team?  If so, we look forward to receiving your application.

Your tasks

  • Supports drafting of Contracts, Subcontracts and Supply Contracts and ensures that relevant (supply / sub) contracts contain appropriate contract terms to protect Hitachi Energy's interest and highlight areas of potential opportunity and risk
  • Draft, negotiate and finalize agreements during the Sales and Project Execution phases
  • Develops and implements risk mitigation and opportunity plans in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and provides guidance and leadership on contract related matters to cross functional business team members
  • Develops contract strategy based on HE’s policies, customer requirements, and the overall execution strategy taking into account risk, pricing, scope, and schedule
  • Ensures timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects in portfolio of contracts / subcontracts (i.e. payments, claims, variation orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.)
  • Verifies that all parties to the contract have fulfilled their contractual obligations and there are no responsibilities outstanding as well as conducts training sessions for the team where applicable
  • Documents and communicates to all relevant parties any deficiencies found as part of the closeout process
  • Establishes and enforces standard methodologies in portfolio of contracts to identify, notify, enforce or defend changes / claims (passive/active) coming from / towards third parties

Your background

  • Law degree or degree in economic/business law
  • Working knowledge/hands-on experience on contracts executed under the German law
  • Preferably 5-8 years’ experience in EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) power generation, substations, converter stations, grid integration, transmission or similar industrial plant Contract Management and Subcontract Management functions (with emphasis on civil and electrical installations desired), processes and management/administration of varying sizes and types of contractual agreements
  • Solid experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, change management, claim management and contract-related legal issues and the possible effects in the relevant areas of responsibility regarding proposal stage and/or project execution
  • Ability to interface with customers and subcontractors in regards to all matters related to contracts and projects including those related to the review and process of changes
  • Ability to work in a corporate office and/or project site environment
  • Ability to read, write, speak and negotiate in German and English. Any further language is a plus
  • Willingness for business travels approx. 10-20%
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