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Legal & Contracts Manager



5d ago

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Legal
  • £0
  • Belfast

AI generated summary

  • You need commercial or legal expertise, experience in multi-disciplinary organizations, relationship-building skills, and analytical abilities to excel in managing contracts and risks at Thales.
  • You will provide legal advice, support commercial negotiations, manage contract changes, respond to customer agreements, and handle disputes for major win-business campaigns at Thales.


  • Have a commercial background with experience of managing contracts/risks and/or a legal background combined with commercial experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience working within in a complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-site organisation.
  • Possess multi-disciplinary qualifications e.g. LLB, Engineering, Finance, Programme Delivery – advantageous.
  • Be adept at building and managing relationships across all levels and throughout the identify, bidding, negotiation and delivery phases of bids/projects
  • Have proven analytical and written skills and the ability to understand pricing, risks and mitigation of contracts.


  • Providing advice and recommendations to the business relationship agreements, bids and projects under their remit on commercial issues, risks, liabilities and opportunities
  • Commercial proposition development for major win-business campaigns.
  • Supporting senior management and where required participate in commercial negotiations with customer, consortium partners and in conjunction with Procurement, sub-contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Providing bid and project teams advice, recommendations and costings pertaining to UK and International contracts in relation to Direct Selling Costs, including but not limited to Credit Insurance, Bank Guarantees and Letter of Credits.
  • Responding to and negotiating customers proposed contractual agreements and Contract ‘Changes’ and support senior management in the management of such changes, including the preparation, approval and negotiation.
  • Identifying and managing issues and disputes arising with customers in conjunction with the Legal function.


What will be the main responsibilities of the Legal & Contracts Manager in this role?

The main responsibilities of the Legal & Contracts Manager will include proactively managing and directly influencing bids and projects, as well as providing legal support and advice on contracts and agreements within the organisation.

What kind of organisation is hiring for this Legal & Contracts Manager role?

The organisation is world-renowned for researching, developing, and supplying technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people every day to make life better and keep us safer.

What kind of team will the Legal & Contracts Manager be working within?

The Legal & Contracts Manager will be working within the Defence Commercial, Legal & Contracts team, which is highly regarded within the organisation.

What level of experience is required for this Senior Contracts Manager role?

The role requires a Senior Contracts Manager with a strong background in managing contracts and bids, as well as providing legal support and advice. Previous experience in the defence sector may be beneficial.

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Thales is a global technology leader with more than 77,000 employees on five continents. The Group is investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust. Trust is essential for societies to flourish, with humans playing a central role in every critical decision. Thales's high-tech solutions, services and products help companies, organisations and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions. And in each of our five vertical markets — digital identity and security, defence and security, aerospace, space, and transport — our customers play a vital role in society.