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Manager - Contracts

Protiviti India Member Private limited

Posted on August 10, 2018

6 - 10 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait , Kuwait - Qatar , Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce). Any Nationality

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Following rapid the growth of their business across the MENA region, Protiviti are seeking a Contracts Manager to join the Quality & Risk Management (QRM) team.
The Contracts Manager is responsible for Contracts & Commercial Management / Administration across the Middle East region. There is scope for promotion as the firm expands.
Essential requirements are an Arabic/English bilingual, to have good knowledge about standard terms & conditions of consulting/services contracts, to assess risk exposure at Firm level and provide Legal advice. The role is split approximately 80% Contracts reviews and 20% internal legal advice.
Ideally should have industry experience with handling Contractors / Service Providers / Consultants across the Middle East region. Can either be a Contracts Administrator or Contracts Manager exposed to managing Pre & Post Contracts and a legal background.
The role involves:
• Contract Review and Drafting (especially Services / Consulting) ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations
• Review of NDAs and sub-contractor agreements
• Understanding legal and / or liability exposure at Firm level
• Vetting / rejecting any deviations to Firms General Terms of Business and highlighting reasons thereof to Top Management
• Updating standard terms of business and advising on propose client changes to these
• Providing day to day legal advice to Business Unit Heads/Directors/Partners
• Giving legal input into Protiviti projects
• Reviewing, amending and implementing changes to policies, procedures and standard documentation, with consideration to legal developments
• Liaise closely with Risk Management team, providing advice on legal matters
• Work towards the automation of various legal procedures, being involved in the firms AI/Robotic Processing global strategy.
Qualifications and experience
• Arabic/English bilingual
• A high quality Contracts/ Legal manager with at least 3 Years PQE
• Experience gained in a reputable Professional Services firm
• Bachelors/ Masters Degree
• Commercial awareness
• Ability to establish credibility, respect and trust at all levels, including with senior members of the firm, some of whom have a considerable understanding of the law.
• Ability to lead, take responsibility and act autonomously including an ability to take difficult decisions and provide substantiated arguments.
• Strong personal communication skills, capable of dealing with wide range of people.
• Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects.
• The ability to keep calm in a crisis and to cope well with conflicting deadlines.
• Negotiation and influencing skills.
• Strong team player who is both committed and flexible.
• Meticulous, detail orientated, rigorous in approach with the ability to take own initiative

Accounting & Auditing

Desired Candidate Profile

UG: B.Com - Commerce
Doctorate: Doctorate Not Required


Auditing Risk management Consulting Legal Automation Contract Administrator Commercial management professional services Company Secretary Legal management

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