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Contract Manager

Publish Date:  Oct 12, 2020

Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, BE

Company:  Atos

Atos Belgium is looking for a Contract Manager to join the team and to be appointed to one of our Global accounts.


About the role
Atos Group Contract Management Office is looking for a Contract Manager with extended experience in the management and negotiation of Information Technology contracts (gained either as a member of an in-house legal department or Contract Management function, preferably in a large international group) to be appointed as Contract Manager for a Global account. The required experience on Information Technology contracts includes experience on deals involving, among others, systems integration, application and development maintenance, IT infrastructure, and managed services/outsourcing deals in public contracting.  
The Contract Manager in Atos is a strong client facing role. The Contract Manager is a Key player in the account governance, participating at top level executive meetings as a trustful advisor to the business teams, and managing compliance with contractual obligations protecting Atos’ interests and supporting business strategy decisions.  
The Contract Managers community in Atos is composed by a team of highly experienced contract experts, working in a global and smart professional environment in the major accounts of the Group over several countries, duly interconnected with latest technology tools that allow building their network to exchange knowledge and share different experiences. The community benefits from working under the same consistent methodology and standards defined at the Group level. The Contract Manager will be integrated as an active member of the delivery and account team and he/she will have a double reporting line into both the Account Executive and the Group Contract Management Organization. 
Main Responsibilities  
The Contract Manager works closely with the account-executive team and support functions (Finance, etc.), and is responsible for ensuring awareness of and compliance with the contract and contract management processes. The job is focused on the following areas: 

  • Being a proactive member of the Atos delivery team, advising and collaborating with the client executive partners, delivery managers and other team members in the contract execution, and management of the daily contractual relationship with the customer and partners of consortia in a way that protects the Atos’s interests. 
  • Becoming the first point of contact of the delivery team for all contractual matters, overseeing the direct follow up of the contract / legal aspects associated with relevant customer contract/s in close coordination with the corresponding country legal counsels.  
  • Collaborating with the delivery teams in scope/gap analysis, governance, management of change requests, monitor of the acceptance procedures, contract interpretation, etc. based on the priorities defined. 
  • Participating in negotiations preparations, strategy definition and meetings with the customer and partners. 
  • Drafting - with the other members of the delivery team- of any notifications to be sent to the customer or partners on any contract related topics.  
  • Ensuring that all contract changes (e.g. addendum) are recorded in correct time and format, and that the performance of the contractual obligations is properly tracked, documented and monitored. 
  • Identifying, assessing and managing risk-related areas in the contract execution and supporting rigorous and effective risk management processes. 
  • Providing advice on issues of contractual interpretation and assisting in any disputes resolution process. 
  • Participating in the review of, and subsequent transmittal of approved proposals or service orders to the customer. 
  • Developing external relationships with Client contract management counterparts (generally Client procurement and Legal) as well as third party personnel, as may be required. 

Skills, knowledge and job requirements 

  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of contract management / legal and commercial / contracts negotiation, on the Supplier side.   
  • Experience in IT Sector market. Strong understanding of commercial and contracting issues, regulations and terms and conditions within public and private contracting, systems integration, application and development maintenance, and infrastructure/outsourcing contracts. 
  • Strong business focus, solution and problem solving oriented, and ability to assess contractual topics in ways to improve contracts’ productivity.
  • Discipline and ability to set-up, to document and to deploy contract management processes in coordination with the operational teams in a global and international environment. 
  • Strong communication skills with all level of management (external or internal). 
  • Very high English drafting skills for complex contracting wording. 
  • Proficiency in using MS Office (Excel & PowerPoint). 
  • Deliver on commitments, be reliable, risk sensitive, agile and creative. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle a fluctuating workload and multiple priorities. 
  • Mastering the English and French language is a must, Dutch is nice to have and any additional knowledge of languages would be considered highly valuable. 
  • Business travel could be required from time to time. 

What we offer 
Besides challenging and welcoming working environment with global and local people, we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • A comprehensive personal benefits package
  • Interesting career opportunities both locally and internationally
  • The possibility to work in a complex and challenging environment for leading global clients
  • A personal development plan that is created together with your Manager


For more information about this challenging position, please contact our recruiter Marco Rondeel on +31 6 25006094 or marco.rondeel.external@atos.net
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