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Contracts Manager (LLB)

Ref: 948588

Nationality: South African
Annual Package Range: R1.35 mil - R1.5 mil
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

An admitted attorney and conveyancer with extensive corporate commercial experience within capital projects. This includes all supply chain activities, strategy development, RFQ to contract close out cycle, management of consultants and contractors.

Discipline: LLB, BCompt accounting degree completing this year; Industry in: Mining, Petrochemical and Practiced Law; years of experience range: 11 to 15 years; annual package range: R1.35 mil – R1.5 mil. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Negotiated high value contracts and claims. Developed and implemented successful procurement strategies as well as the execution thereof.

As Contracts Manager he manages all aspects of the contracting process including financial, schedule and quality. The contact point between the employer and the contractor. Report on progress as well as negotiation of claims and/or disputes. Ensuring that corporate governance, commercial and legal management, engineering, project controls and the human resource elements are operating effectively to achieve the desired result.

“A creative problem solver that loves to draft complex contracts, negotiate terms and conditions and finding the best commercial solutions

His ideal position would be that of a Legal Advisor/ Commercial, Contracts or Procurement Manager in a challenging and fulfilling position that combines both the legal and commercial functions.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English, ,

Designation: Contracts Manager

Highest qualification type:

University: University of Pretoria

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Commercial / Contracts / Risk / Legal / Cost and Estimating

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

If non South African, please specify your status to work in South Africa: 

Other Formal Qualification:    LLB

Current / most recent job title?

Contracts Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To manage all aspects of the contracting process, including financial, schedule and quality. To be the contact point between the employer and the contractor. Report on progress as well as negotiation of claims and/or disputes.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Corporate governance, engineering, project controls, HR.

Working experience: What are some of your greatest achievements? I have negotiated high value contracts and claims.  I have developed and implemented successful procurement strategies as well as the execution thereof.  In spite of a heavy workload, I am completing my BCompt accounting degree this year.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am a family man who enjoys a challenging career. I work well with people and my colleagues often become my friends.

Ideal business title: 

Legal advisor/manager, commercial manager, contracts manager, procurement manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Commercial and legal management
Collaboration between stakeholders

Skill area of competence:

Contracts: Drafting, complex negotiations, management of relations
Procurement of goods and services
Legal and commercial management/advice
Cost management
Business acumen

Career summary:

Law – Articles and practice: 5
Petrochemical: 4
Mining: 4 (iron ore and coal)

Ideal company (culture and values):

I prefer working in an exciting environment, with respect and equal opportunity to excel and further one’s career.

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years? I would like to be in a position that is challenging and fulfilling. As I am completing my BCom, I would prefer a position that combines the legal and commercial functions.

What are your strengths? I am a creative problem solver; I work well with people; Negotiations ; I am a hard worker and loyal.

What are your weaknesses? Administrative tasks

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love drafting complex contracts, negotiation of terms and conditions and finding the best commercial solutions.

Motivation to move (please select): End of contract

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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