Contracts Manager Team Leader

Elmbridge Permanent
  • Join a unique, technology focused organisation based in Surrey
  • This organisation is a key player in the Space Technology industry

About Our Client

This Commercial Contract Manager, Space Technology role is based in Surrey and acts as the team leader for the Contracts team. The role covers work on a broad range of contracts, including NDAs, Licence Agreements, Heads of Agreement, Teaming Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding.
The company recruiting for this business is well established and respected in its field, operating in the Space Technology industry. The company is backed by a large, international parent Group.

Job Description

This Commercial Contract Manager, Space Technology role is based in Surrey and involves:

* Organisation: day-to-day operations, organising, supporting and sharing in the team's work and goals.

* Contractual: your own and the team's preparation, negotiation and management of all contractual commitments relating to projects and new business from acquisition of project to contract closure.

* Team Building: encouraging and motivating the team

* Mentoring & Coaching: provide coaching, training, and mentoring where applicable.

* Leading by example.

* Providing a clear vision for the team.

The Successful Applicant

This Commercial Contract Manager, Space Technology role is based in Surrey and requires:


* Extensive proven experience within a related contractual field.

* Previous experience leading and working within a team with the ability to mentor and develop colleagues.

* In depth knowledge of contracts principles, drafting and interpretation.

* Experience of identifying contractual risk and proposing effective mitigation strategies.

* Managing high value and complex proposals and contracts in the UK and for export.

* Negotiating high value contracts and amendments.

* Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contractual documents such as NDAs, Licence Agreements, Heads of Agreement, Teaming Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding etc.

* This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.


* Space industry, including European Space Agency (ESA), UKSA funding (CEOI, NSIP)

* UK MOD contracting on a range of proposals and contracts, including single source contracts and implementing the Single Source Contracting Regulations on those contracts.

* Experience in US Department of Defence contracting.

* Educated to Degree level.

What's on Offer

The benefits package includes; 32 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme with Life Assurance, Private Medical & International Travel Insurance, Annual Bonus Scheme, Share Incentive Plan, Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental Pay for new parents, High Street Discount Scheme and many more!

The company prides itself on being a flexible company. This is a Surrey based role, once embedded, ideally 3 days a week will be spent in the office and two at home. Initially, more time spent in the office will be needed in order to get to know all key teams and stakeholders.

Heather Ninnes
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2477

Job summary

Job function
Contract Administrator / Contract Manager
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Heather Ninnes
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2477
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