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Contract Manager

Adexen

Benin

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen is seeking a dynamic Contract Manager to be based in Benin Republic. Our client is a leading international civil construction group.

Responsibilities

    • Effectively manage the Company’s contracts for projects (including client contracts, subcontracts and supply agreements) throughout their lifecycle to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with contractual obligations, legal requirements and the company’s standards.
    • Conduct in-depth review of proposal and tender documents for diverse projects.

    • Prepare requisite documents for submission.

    • Draft / review and interpret contracts, ensuring terms are favourable, and align with the company’s contracting standards, and legal requirements.

    • Negotiate contracts for diverse projects, ensuring terms are favourable, and align with the company’s contracting standards, and legal requirements.

    • Oversee the administration of contracts throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring compliance with contract terms, monitoring performance, managing changes and disputes, and facilitating contract closeout.

    • Identify, assess and mitigate contractual risks by implementing effective risk management strategies and plans.

    • Ensure compliance with contractual terms, as well as legal, regulatory, and company requirements throughout the contract lifecycle. 

    • Monitor contract performance against contract requirements, key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones by tracking progress, identifying issues, and implementing corrective actions to ensure project success.

    • Assess the impact of any change on projects & negotiate any necessary amendments to contract. 

    • Identify, assess and pursue / defend contractual claims in favour of the company as necessary.

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date contract documentation, including contracts, amendments, and correspondences. 

    • Provide leadership and guidance to relevant stakeholders and team members. 

    • Ensure projects are completed on schedule through effective coordination and monitoring of timelines and milestones, giving timely notices and coordination with stakeholders.

    • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants. 

    • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure their reasonable needs and expectations are met. 

    • Resolve conflicts and disputes that arise during projects by implementing effective dispute resolution mechanisms and fostering positive relationships with stakeholders.

    • Provide support and advice on existing or new potential business opportunities.

    • Liaise with Project Team to confirm that contract program and subcontract schedules are set up and kept up to date.

    • Report on project claims and change orders, as well as potentially critical contract issues to Head of Contract Management and other Management.

    • Contribute to development and implementation of policies, processes and procedures for the Company’s contracting process.

    • Ensure the Company’s internal contract documents are accurate and well maintained.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Law, Quantity Surveying, or Construction Management.
    • Master's degree (e.g., Master of Construction Management, Master of Business Administration) will be an added advantage.
    • Relevant certifications such as Certified Commercial and Contract Manager (CCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or equivalent
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in contract management within the construction industry, with a significant portion of that experience involving managing large-scale, high-value contracts, negotiating complex agreements, and resolving disputes. Experience in oil and gas industry can be considered
    • In-depth understanding of construction contracts, including complex legal terms and conditions, contract administration, and risk management.
    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to construction projects.
    • Ability to adapt to changing project requirements and navigate challenges effectively.
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, and other relevant software and tools.
    • French (Native speaker) / English (Intermediate level)

We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Construction & Real Estate

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Legal & Administrative

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

5 - 10 years

Skills

Contract Negotiation, Construction, Contract Management

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