Contract Manager

Oslo, 

Norway

Are you passionate about the energy transition? Join us.

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

About the position

If you are driven about the green transition and have strong contract manager expertise, we want you to join us as our new Contract Manager.

You will be responsible for serving the growing portfolio of projects and collaborate with colleagues who are the best in their respective fields. If you are driven by personal initiative combined with loyalty and commitment to your team. And the ability to convert complex issues into simple contractual solutions, then we want to talk to you. Play a key role in the green transition and join us in Nel that is cutting edge of new energy innovations, with an energized, progressive culture.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing front-end commercial and contractual tender support
  • Responsible for conducting contract Management of large projects globally with a commercial and contractual responsibility
  • Organize and lead project stakeholders for contractual matters to obtain relevant information
  • Participate in different project & tender teams with broad exposure throughout all project phases; from early contract strategy; supplier marked analysis, supplier prequalification to managing the tendering process, contract negotiations and follow up of contracts & projects
  • Drive alignment with sales representatives, and customers on both Contracts and business matters; implement industry best practices as applicable
  • Establish and implementation of best practice ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance routines for our Project Supply Chain
  • Proactively provide advice on the project specific contractual procedures, specifically regarding claims, variations, correspondence, notification etc.
  • Ensure contract obligations are known and followed by the project team
  • Manage Variation Orders (VOR/VO), disputes and claims
  • Liaise with Legal department regarding all legal matters and potential legal issues in the projects
  • Support project purchasing with the establishment and negotiation of complex subcontracts and strategic procurements during project execution

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or law with contract management and legal experience. Master’s degree is a plus.

Required skills and abilities

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience with contract management with a strong emphasis on equipment delivery projects
  • Thorough understanding of contract and procurement strategies, complex agreements, negotiations and contract formation, performance issues and contract closeouts.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced environment while producing results and maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English, and Norwegian or other languages is an advantage

Preferred skills and abilities

  • You are a person who likes to negotiate, are ambitious and have a commercial mindset
  • You have strong cooperation- and communication skills
  • Are structured and place high value on business ethics
  • Solve practical problems and take ownership

Closing date

Applications for this position must be received by 10/10/2022

We offer:

  • To be a part of a strong team which contributes to the green shift that will give us all a better future
  • A challenging job in an international company with a leading position in the market
  • Get the opportunity to work in a team consisting of competent and committed colleagues
  • Good development opportunities in a company in strong growth
  • Competitive salary and good insurance and pension schemes
  • Our office is located in Karenslyst Allé, close to all public transport at Skøyen. We offer a contemporary workplace and frequent interaction with colleagues across our locations.

Equal opportunity employer

Nel is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Our values we live by: Commitment, Honesty and Boldness

Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, grades and educational diploma to career@nelhydrogen.com