DuPont Sustainable Solutions has an opening for a
Paralegal / Contract Administrator
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
. The Paralegal / Contract Administrator is the business support position that DuPont Sustainable Solutions holds accountable for ensuring all Middle East Africa (MEA) legal and contract administration processes are in compliance with DowDuPont’s corporate standards and internal control requirements. They will provide appropriate legal guidance to the MEA Leadership team and contribute to reinforcing a culture of compliance and ethical behavior through the design and implementation of a robust legal framework. The Paralegal / Contract Administrator is also accountable and responsible for negotiating and drafting contracts, ensuring that contract administration policies and procedures are documented and that all personnel involved in the contract administration process receive the appropriate level of training.
About DuPont Sustainable Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a leading provider of world-class operations management consulting services to help organizations transform and optimize their processes, technologies and capabilities. DSS is committed to improving the safety, productivity and sustainability of organizations around the world. Additional information is available at:
THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, developing a legal framework for the organization and a roadmap to achieve compliance goals. The person in this role must be comfortable working with ambiguity, have a proven track record of designing and implementing legal and compliance requirements across the region. In addition, he/ she must have experience in reviewing the terms and conditions of contracts, agreements for a Consulting or Services business, to enable a culture of compliance and ethical behavior. He/ she must have strong leadership presence and demonstrate outstanding communication skills – in particular, the ability to translate DuPont requirements and guidelines into clear, easily understandable and implementable terms and conditions to enable DSS contractual obligations. The successful candidate must also have a proven track record of managing senior level stakeholders to executive level. In addition, the ability to analyze and interpret complex performance-based contracts to provide meaningful input to the DSS leadership team during contract negotiations.
Your key responsibilities:
Drafting and negotiating all contracts in Middle East and Africa in close collaboration with the business and corporate legal to ensure DSS can meet DuPont legal terms and business abilities
Receiving and checking all Client contracts received in the Middle East and Africa before they are signed
Act as the key point of contact for contract management activities. Liaise with Market leaders, managers, and consultants on all issues and queries relating to client contracts, corrections of contract, support documentation and approval for exception process
Ensure compliance with DuPont policies and procedures, ethical practices, company values, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
Provide training/onboarding to new employees, on the DSS contract management process, and legal issues relating to contracting and ethics etc
Lead the review and update of DSS Middle East and Africa standard client contract templates on an annual basis (incorporate changes/updates in the Legal, Tax, Finance areas, communicate the changes to the entire DSS organization, translate the templates into main required languages, provide trainings, etc)
Develop & implement new contract templates; ensure regional/local variations & requirements addressed appropriately. Manage the interface between the DSS business, Legal, Finance, Credit, Tax, the project management team and any other party
Maintain relevant databases to ensure data accuracy, follow-up all opportunities close-out and handle approvals
File & Archive client contracts to follow CRIM and Audit requirements and provide client contract reporting on ad-hoc basis
Supporting the executives in preparing the Bid package to answer to bid invitations.
Work together with the consulting team in the performance of internal controls verification (i.e.: SOX reports, spot checks, support during internal audits, etc)
Manage issuance of the required contracts, subsequent documentation & amendments – commercial sales contracts, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultancy agreements
Cooperate with corporate functions such as Credit, Risk Management/Insurance, Tax, Project Management, Pricing, HR, Finance, Sales, to senior leadership executives
Review, analyze and interpret terms and condit
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