EMEA Commercial Contracts Manager

Edinburgh
úCompetitive Salary plus Bonus and other benefits

About Viavi Solutions

Viavi Solutions has been pioneering solutions to enhance communication technologies for almost 100 years. We help our customers around the world optimize and maintain many of the world’s largest and most complex networks. Behind all the data that moves around the globe, are Viavi employees that see the big picture and who can untangle the complexities of global networks.

Our employees are also at the forefront of optical security – we bend light to develop and deliver optical solutions that provide security to the world’s currencies and safety and performance applications for consumer electronics and spectrometry. 

Position/Team Overview

Viavi is looking for an EMEA Commercial Contracts Manager to be based in either our Edinburgh or Newbury office.

The EMEA Commercial Contracts Manager will report to the VP of the Commercial Engagement Team which is part of the Company’s Business Management Organization. The Commercial Engagement Team was established in 2017 to own both commercial and contract management for both direct and indirect sales across the entire Network and Service Enablement portfolio.    

Duties and Responsibilities

The EMEA Commercial Contracts Manager will:

  • Provide proactive commercial contract support for the Company's business in EMEA including reviewing, negotiating, drafting and analysing complex sales and supply contracts, master purchase / framework agreements (maintenance, software, hardware support, etc.), license agreements, contract amendments, terms and conditions and statements of work; 
  • Partner with the Commercial Management Team, Business Management Organization, Sales Organization and Business Units to ensure internal/external deliverables are met in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Interact comfortably and proactively with and support needs of various internal stakeholders (sales, finance / revenue recognition, operations, etc.);
  • Travel to internal and external meetings and lead contract negotiation team at customer locations as required.  
  • Partner with other members of the Commercial Engagement Team to efficiently and effectively manage workloads, collaborate on departmental and cross-functional initiatives and participate in team activities; 
  • Familiarity with contract lifecycle management databases that compile and organize contracts w/ approval and signature routing features.
  • Assist in preparation of presentations (PPT).
  • The Contract Manager may be required to administer elements of contracts.
  • Working knowledge of revenue recognition rules and implications a plus.

Required Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate:

  • 5-10 years of commercial contract review, negotiation and management experience at a global technology company.
  • Will be a confident self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously with the ability to use judgement to make sound and reasoned decisions and who is proficient in handling multiple activities/managing a variety of commercial and contractual matters.  
  • Will have strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish credibility and facilitate an effective working relationship with a wide range of global Company representatives and with colleagues within the Company’s Business Management Office are a must.  
  • Will have demonstrated business acumen, initiative, and organisational, prioritisation and time management skills are essential.  
  • Must be comfortable rolling up their sleeves and taking independent initiative to resolve problems in a timely manner.  
  • Will be able to highlight legal and/or commercial risk with the ability to explain this to the business stakeholders identified above with suggestions on how best to mitigate and/or move forward in line with Company’s stated commercial objectives, strategic thinking, goal and team orientation, and a history of developing productive cross-functional relationships across all levels within an organization.
  • Must be willing to travel regionally and internationally (15% travel).  
  • Must have a University Degree.

Desired Qualifications & Experience

  • Legal / Paralegal studies a plus.
  • French / German / Spanish / Italian Language Skills a plus.
  • Experience in telecommunications, enterprise, software and/or service deals strongly preferred.

UK Benefits

Viavi Solutions UK offers a very competitive benefits package including: Pension, Private Medical, Business & Leisure Travel Insurance, Life Assurance, Income Protection, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Program, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work.

This is what Viavi employees are called to do on a daily basis. In order to best enable our customers’ success, we rely on people who see opportunity where others see challenges; people who enjoy collaborating with a diverse range of peers and look for workarounds when their first (or second) attempts don’t work.

Come work with us, where we’ll celebrate your unique expertise, drive and passion.  Learn more on our company website and follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. 

If you would like to find out more about the EMEA Commercial Contracts Manager vacancy please go to our company website.

Application Details

Nadia Mikrouli
0131 666 6223
7 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh
EH12 9dh

Reference No: 18000005

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