Senior Contract Specialist
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The Senior Contracts Specialist operates at a global level, in highly complex environments with large scale clients.
The Senior Contracts Specialist negotiates, agrees and compiles legally binding contracts between Dimension Data and clients or vendors with the view of establishing a mutually favourable operating relationship.
The Senior Contracts Specialist partners with commercial and bid office colleagues to create contracts for very larger local, regional or global deals and take final accountability for the management of the full contract lifecycle.
Senior Contracts Specialist develops a deep understanding of the product solution or service required by the client to define the best contractual agreement between Dimension Data and the client.
Their intention is to minimise risk and optimise revenue for Dimension Data whilst ensuring optimal value is received by the client.
They partner with the sales organisation and other internal stakeholders to ensure that products and services are offered with appropriate competitive terms and conditions to ensure profitability for Dimension Data.
They also apply their knowledge of the business to establish contracts with vendors and sub-contractors.
They take responsibility for drafting and compiling baseline contracts for straight sales opportunities or for requests for proposal and tender activities. They focus on :
They are very good at creating clear and succinct documentation and writing business correspondence.
Contract life cycle management
The Senior Contracts Specialist identifies risks associated with contracts and make recommendations to mitigate and eliminate these risks.
They negotiate contract terms with clients or vendors on behalf of Dimension Data and they are responsible for noting and applying agreed changes to revised contracts.
They advise on contract deviations and non-standard contract clauses. It is their responsibility to ensure legal compliance for all contracts under their control.
The Senior Contracts Specialist acts as main point of contact for clients or vendors during the contracting process and they drive the process of obtaining approvals, applying changes and pursuing review cycles.
They will also work towards the speedy finalisations of negotiation processes and ensuring that contracts are signed and finalised by all relevant parties.
During the contracting processes, the Senior Contracts Specialist will act as final point of escalation. They communicate progress in a timely way and keep all stakeholders informed.
They take full responsibility for the contract lifecycle and ensure that the administration and management functions are performed that are required to ensure timely and professional contract finalisation.
They manage the contract deactivation process as and when required and ensure the required systems are updated accordingly.
The Senior Contracts Specialist will maintain and manage contract documentation electronically and in physical formats when required.
They ensure that all contract administration duties related to their contracts are executed timeously by assigned Contracts Administrators.
They ensure the quality of contract data and ensure the accuracy and correctness of contract details. They ensure that all renewal and new billing takes place in line with the agreed process.
They ensure that the relevant systems are updated with the required information from the contracts process. They review system data for accuracy and use the renewal plan to prepare renewal documentation for distribution to the relevant clients.
They will also establish relationships with vendors and partners when required to obtain relevant contract details and to negotiate terms of engagement.
They act as advisors to management and other colleagues regarding contractual rights and obligations and when required they assist in interpreting contractual terms and conditions.
Produce and use reports
Senior Contracts Specialist maintains contract logs and they compile and ensure the distribution of reports on contract activity.
Coach / Mentor
To enable their teams to achieve their objectives, the Senior Contracts Specialist acts as mentor / coach to more junior contract specialists and administrators.
They generally act as advisor to their teams and providing with constructive feedback on their performance.
They have expert knowledge on the management of contract life cycles and are have the ability to recommend improvements to policies and processes and help to implement improvements.
They have good analytic ability and above average financial skills. Their ability to work well with internal teams and to communicate clearly contributes to their success in the position.
These employees have an excellent working knowledge of contractual legislation and they are proficient in structuring of contracts and all associated parts.
They are expertly skilled at negotiation and are they able to achieve agreement amongst stakeholders with varying viewpoints.
What would make you a good fit for this role?
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Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.
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