Contract Manager,Abuja,Ericsson Nigeria

Contract Manager,Abuja,Ericsson Nigeria

Ericsson is a world leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Using innovation to empower people, business and community, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions to help shape a more sustainable world.

Purpose

Undertake contract review and gap analysis, ensuring that proposed and contracted contractual provisions conform to regional and account guidelines and directives.
Together with the sales team and supporting organizations, driving improved financials (working capital, cash flow, margins)
Drive the creation of a contracting strategy in the pre-award phase, gathering inputs from various internal key stakeholders and decision makers.
In conjunction with Legal counsel, support the drafting of the contract agreement by ensuring that all the commercial (business case) provisions are appropriately included within the contract agreement.
Supporting the negotiation phase by taking the lead during negotiations on contractual provisions, in conjunction with the Key Account Manager.
Ensure that internal governance processes, directives and instructions are adhered to and managed within the framework of the existing governance model.
Ensuring contract signature and supporting the handover to the delivery team.
Driving ongoing education and awareness of the contract content and provisions.
Supporting risk and contract management efforts throughout the contract life-cycle.

Qualification

A graduate degree in Business Management and Sciences, Commercial Law, or equivalent.
5 years Contract Management experience working in a corporate environment in the telecommunications or IT industry.
Excellent financial knowledge and understanding in order to identify and address potential shortcomings.
Appreciation of operational complexities and requirements.
Be able to draft and incorporate basic commercial and operational business requirements into a customer contract.
Highly proficient in English (written and spoken word)
Must be able to drive C-Level discussions and negotiations.

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