Commercial and Legal Manager

  • Responsibility for the joint team from two Government organisations, delivering commercial, procurement outcomes and legal support
  • Manage all program contracts and procurement whilst overseeing and managing budget and performance targets
  • Ensure the procurement activities remain compliant with Government and Agency rules
  • Manage the commercial and legal risks in the program
  • Provide legal advice to the leadership team to ensure all contractual obligations are understood and upheld
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure they adhere to contractual obligations
  • Ensure that all new contracts are provided to interested parties and support the implementation of these contracts
  • Lead, coach and develop a high perming team with a strong performance culture
  • Provision of strategic guidance and building organisational capability and resourcing of the team
  • Other duties as required
Your background:
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in the ACT with significant experience in this field
  • Strong commercial experience including procurement and contract management at a high level
  • Ability to lead to achieve objectives in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience of working within the Australian Defence Contracting Framework
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage strategic relationships
  • Minimum baseline security clearance required; with the ability to obtain a Negative Vetting Level 1 clearance
Virginia Field has significant experience in recruiting contract management and procurement roles in the Canberra market.  If you have a procurement and contract management background and would like to have a confidential chat with Virginia about your career, don’t hesitate to call (02) 6113 7528.
Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Virginia Field