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Contracts & Commercial Manager

Location: Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0002790
Date Posted: May 26, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Role Overview

The aim of this role is to preserve the company’s commercial and legal position in relation to project delivery and other business activity by coordinating and managing all contract and commercial activities within HICSE.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager, the Commercial Manager will optimise the company’s commercial and legal position in relation to project delivery and other business activity. The Commercial Manager will lead day-to-day contract management for the business.

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as (but not limited to):

  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System

  • Management of contracts and commercial issues within HICSE

  • Analysing and reporting commercial risks to senior management

  • Delivering a contract management to fit operational needs and aligned with best practice

  • Lead the contract management for assigned projects

  • Point of contact for commercial & contractual matters

  • Negotiating appropriate outcomes on sales and procurement contracts

  • Driving continuous improvements in HICSE business processes

  • Working with the sales and bid management team pre-contract to assess T&Cs to ensure alignment of pricing, scope and contract terms

  • Lead contract variation negotiation

  • Preparation of contractual claims, extension of time issues

  • Working with project and finance teams to prepare contract financial plans, cash flow etc.

  • Liaison with external legal advisors and Hitachi Group legal

  • Acting as the contract terms advisor for HICSE procurement issues

  • Contribute to risk management and financial management operating rhythms

Key Skills and Experience

  • Familiar with commercial matters relating to software licences, IPR and support

  • Business related degree or equivalent business experience

  • Member of IACCM desirable

  • Pre and post contract experience

  • A strong negotiator in commercial & contractual matters

If you are interested in applying for this position internally it will be available on Global Grade F level transfer or on promotion for those currently at Global Grade G. The closing date for applications will be 2 weeks from advertising.

Benefits Package
Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 37.5 hours per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee)

  • Cycle To Work

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

Company Overview

We have been producing industry leading software products since 2000. Our expertise lies in developing and supplying dedicated products and services, designed to improve the supervision and control of railways worldwide.

Our success lies in the strength of our relationships with our customers and with our colleagues throughout Europe. We work to meet and exceed market requirements by producing only the very best software products: on time and to the most exacting standards.

Our head office is located in Bradford on Avon, England and we have further offices in Plymouth and Derby, England.

We are always happy to hear from people who are customer focused and keen to produce high-end, added value software products.

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