Legal Contracts Manager

Hays Legal
England, London
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, good package
Closing date
10 Mar 2021
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Your new company
A well-established and ambitious, UK-headquartered business in the retail and commercial furniture sector. The business has turnover exceeding £40m and has been Covid-proof, achieving remarkable growth in its annual compares. With over 250 staff and an exceptional leadership team, the business is going from strength to strength and is pushing on with its impressive growth plan. With steadfast relationships in place with the likes of landlords and estate agencies, the business is in an excellent position, and this is a great time to joining.

Your new role
A Contracts Manager position reporting directly into the company's CFO. This permanent position will involve balancing the negotiation and review of commercial contracts (tenders, supply agreements, JCT, T&Cs, etc.) to meet obligations with identifying, managing and mitigating cash flow risk. As part of your role, you will produce regular legal and cash-flow reports for the Executive team. You will play a prominent role in project delivery and handover, risk management and the documenting and management of project bids and contracts templates. You will be required to build strong relationships with the finance and sales teams in particular, using your influencing skills and collaborative mindset. The role will have one direct report.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have at least 5 years' experience in a contracts management orientated position, with at least a law degree if not the Legal Practice Course. You will have demonstrable experience of managing both commercial contracts review/negotiation and managing cash flow risk. As a collaborative contracts professional, you will have strong experience building relationships across a business. You will be able to show you are genuinely passionate about helping the business drive forward. People management experience will be a significant positive in an application. Once offices re-open, you will be required to go into the London office 2-3 times a week, with the company providing an excellent hybrid working culture.

What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package, and great levels of flexibility within a business that cares about its people. Further, you will be strategically involved in the growth plans while chairing specific committees that are focused on delivering the business proficiency and risk management to enable continued growth.

What you need to do now
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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

To find out more about currently available jobs or for advice on your recruitment needs visit or contact your local Hays office.

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