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A Contracts Manager with some legal knowledge and experience, is urgently sought for a leading agricultural science organisation in Cambridge.

Leading and well respected agricultural organisation based in Cambridge are actively seeking a Contracts Manager with some legal knowledge and experience. The duties of this role will be varied but will mainly include the following responsibilities: -

To support the submission of high quality proposals including research and commercials proposals.

To provide a contract negotiation service

To liaise with legal advisors as required

To ensure that commercial contracts and collaboration agreements are in place.

The checking of submissions to funding bodies.

Negotiating agreements and drafting as required.

Developing quite complex collaborative bids and project managing the bid preparation and delivery.

To ensure intellectual property is protected.

Ideally the appointed individual will have some knowledge or experience of the following:-

UK and EU funding streams for science and agriculture.

Negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements.

Preparing contracts and legal documents relating to research and commercial activity.

Analysing terms and conditions and helping to interpret these as necessary.

Legal matters - perhaps with experience in liaising with solicitors, etc.

Project management of complex multi-partner projects

Candidate profile:-

Relevant Degree (Law, Business) or relevant professional/legal qualification

3 - 5 years of professional experience

Competence in dealing with Contract Law and Intellectual Property.

Previous experience in contract development, and ideally also in bid submissions.

Awareness of commercial matters.

Previous project management experience helpful.

High level of attention to detail.

Excellent IT skills - office, word, excel and powerpoint.

Able to present information clearly and to a high standard.

Numeracy to confidently deal with figures and budgets.

Location: Cambridge

Salary: Competitive depending on experience.

For further information on this job please do call Margaret Wilkinson on 01885 485526 / 07875 197231 for a confidential chat or email your CV to

Thank you!

De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agricultural, Farming, Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. It was established in 2000. The team of consultants consists of experienced agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. De Lacy Executive is the only agricultural recruitment consultancy approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UKs recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is one of the few registered with the Information Commissioners Office under the Data Protection Act.

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  • Added: 16th May 2016
  • Ref: M581
  • Type: Commercial Support, Economist/Banker/Accountant/Analyst/Insurance, Regulatory Affairs/Policy
  • Salary: Competitive rewards package depending on experience.