Legal Contract Manager

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£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£50000 - £55000
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Sodexo are currently recruiting for a number of new opportunities in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

Sodexo are recruiting for a Legal Contract Manager to be based in the London office, with the flexibility to have the role based out of Paris. We are looking for the Legal Contract Manager to strengthen our international team and provide dedicated support on one or more Global Strategic Contracts in a multi-cultural environment.

You will provide full contractual support and expertise on the Account to the wider business. The Legal Contract manager will report to a Senior Contract Manager, this is a really great opportunity for someone to join the team with great stakeholder management and client facing experience. It would be advantageous for the role holder to have experience within the Facilities Management sector and have worked on a commercial client facing account previously. You will be required to travel to Paris occasionally for periods lasting two or three days, this may include further European countries at times.

Main responsibilities
Support and advice local teams in the implementation of local agreements in line with a master agreement, in strong collaboration with legal counsels in country.
Answer all questions on the contracts, and be the point of contact for all contractual issues.
Train the Central and Local teams on the contractual requirements to leverage contractual Compliance.
Assess the risks and the impact of changes and any deviations from the standard terms.
Advice on how to limit such risks and increase profitability through a right use of the contracts.
Ensure the right approval channel, in compliance with Sodexo Group internal delegations and the contractual Governance and Cycle of Change.
Leverage knowledge management and consolidation of best practices on the Account.
Implement and maintain Change Control Log, Deployment and Contract Management reports, Contract databases, tools and procedures, in line with the contractual requirements and ensuring consistency with the existing ones.
Get the different stakeholders to abide to the global tools and processes.
Take part to Governance meetings with the Client, reporting on the status of the local contracts, the change requests and any escalated issue
Follow-up with the right stakeholders within Sodexo and the Client organizations until completion of the local contracts, change requests and action plans.
Assist the Senior Contract Manager on other files / projects.

Ideal candidate
Working experience in a multi-cultural and multi-jurisdictional environment (in legal arena).
Professional use of English (Business & Legal English).
Excellent command of Excel & Ability to master varying types of software.
Experienced in getting people to abide to top-to-down processes (e.g. Delegation of Authorities) on a large scale.
Strongly organized, with the ability to prioritize work.
Excellent communication skills.

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

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Legal Contract Manager, Legal, Contractual

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Raj Bahara

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