Risk and Contract Management Manager

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 14 Jun 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Consulting | Quality and Risk Management | Risk and Contract Management - Manager

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. We have received numerous awards over the last few years, including Best Employer in the Middle East, and Best Consulting Firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award.

Deloitte Consulting in the Middle East (DME-C) is on an exciting transformation and growth journey, as part of this, it plans to further strengthen its internal functions which provide foundations for scaling safely. The journey will pivot us to large and complex deals in transformation, technology implement and operate. Accordingly, DME-C is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Risk and Contract Management - Manager.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

- Integrity
- Outstanding value to markets and clients
- Commitment to each other
- Strength from cultural diversity

In this role you will support the Deloitte Consulting and engagement leadership on contract matters contract matters during the delivery of specific large-scale, high-risk engagements within the Public, Private or Financial Services sectors. These contracts are large-scale, complex, professional services consulting engagements, often incorporating a high degree of technology delivery - each with their own objectives and challenges requiring a professional hands-on approach to Contract Management.

The successful candidate's key responsibilities include, among others:

- Reviewing and monitoring contractual obligations of the parties to validate that these are met in line with terms and conditions
- Working closely with engagement teams to propose and support creation of change orders, with a primary focus on ensuring timely and appropriate adjustments to contract schedule, price or other terms as circumstances and impact assessments dictate
- Providing expert advice to engagement teams on contract management and contract compliance matters
- Summarizing and communicating key contractual requirements and obligations
- Developing and implementing contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for individual engagements and/or client accounts
- Leading or providing support for subcontracting activities, working alongside engagement /technical lead, engaging Legal during negotiations as necessary and ensuring that all subcontracts include applicable prime contract flow down provisions
- Creating Contract Summary Packs (CSPs), obligation trackers and other standard documentation for new and ongoing engagements
- Annotating and adjusting templates such as SoWs, Change Orders
- Providing training to the business and supporting Deloitte's overall delivery excellence program
- Building a network throughout the delivery excellence functions across the member firms
- Manage contract queries

Requirements:
Qualifications/Requirements

Essential

- 7+ years of relevant business experience in contract or commercial-related functions;
- Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate degree from a reputable University in Law, Business Administration, or related disciplines;
- Prior technology delivery experience with large platforms contracting such as SAP and Oracle
- Contract management experience in complex professional services agreements;
- Contract management experience in complex information technology (IT) consulting, IT outsourcing, and IT professional services projects;
- Ability to evaluate risks associated with large professional services engagements;
- Ability to articulate complex contractual details to a wider project teams and stakeholders;
- Ability to review contract documents such as SoWs and CRs and provide redrafts and suggested wording to ensure that the obligations and commitments of both parties are clear, risks are understood, and deliverables are achievable;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, deadline-driven environment;
- Proven ability to manage a demanding workload effectively;
- Self-motivated and able to work autonomously;
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable

- Direct client facing and/or subcontractor facing experience;
- A track record of forging relationships with internal finance and legal teams and management stakeholders;
- Experience in a consulting partnership or a similar large entrepreneurial business setting;
- Project Management experience on large scale consulting/professional services engagements;
- Previous contract negotiation experience preferred;
- Experience in contract management systems is an advantage;
- Fluent in Arabic

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Deloitte is the world's largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory and tax and services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries, whether they are in the energy, communications, oil and gas, financial services, family businesses, healthcare, public or education sectors among others.

With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte's more than 250,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte globally and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926 with 26 offices in 15 countries to date. What distinguishes Deloitte member firms in the Middle East is the global and regional expertise and know-how offered through specialized and highly knowledgeable talent. Deloitte aims to offer the best services to its clients through a team with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff in the Middle East which guarantees effective communication with clients and a deeper understanding of their needs. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include best employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.

Deloitte drives progress. Our practices around the Middle East support clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to markets and clients
  • Commitment to each other
  • Strength from cultural diversity

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