Senior Contracts Manager

16 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Senior Contracts Manager Permanent Crawley Must have end to end contracts experience and experience of managing people This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong Contracts Manager who is looking to take on a leading role within our Commercial Department in Crawley. Thales's expert teams develop solutions that provide sophisticated real-time intelligence for soldiers in the field. From horizon-to-horizon airborne reconnaissance to technology that captures and relays over 9 million pixels every second, our products include some of the most advanced reconnaissance systems in the world. So whether our people are developing next-generation airborne security radars, liaising with global customers or providing essential business support, they play a key role in informing and enabling critical decisions. As a Senior Contracts Manager your contract experience, commercial acumen and win-win negotiating skills will shape the future our business. This role is about driving and securing the growth of our solutions and services in emerging and mature markets whilst working with exceptional engineers on immensely interesting projects. Key responsibilities - Lead the commercial and contract negotiation of flagship programmes in the £millions - Collaborate with various functions throughout the project lifecycle - Develop innovative business models to address customers' service requirements - Play a key role in the development of the contracts function through the successful leadership of a team - Ensure that proposals to customers are priced, developed and approved to maintain Thales as a supplier of choice to our customers - Establishment and maintain professional and effective relationships with customers, contracts representatives and counterparts. Skills, qualifications and experience - A proven and demonstrable background in contract negotiation within complex multi £million programmes - Extensive knowledge of developing innovative contracting for services, export contracting and contract models - A passion for the effective management of the contract lifecycle - A talent for managing and leading teams - Tenacity to draft and negotiate complex contracts and agreements through to a successful conclusion. To apply To play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation click the apply button now. LI-DH