Contract Manager at Schneider Electric

Contract Manager



Schneider Electric – As the Global Specialist in Energy Management™ and market leader in industrial automation and software, Schneider Electric enables people to experience and transform efficiency where they live and work; from home to enterprise, across the grid and the city. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group brings a world where innovative individuals use collaborative solutions to make the most of their energy, while using less of the common planet.




Job Summary

  • We are currently recruiting for a Contract Manager within our Process Automation Business Unit  based in our Lagos  office.





  • The successful candidate will be leading the contracting efforts for Sub Saharan Africa business that is vital to the future success of the organisation, and will play a key role in ensuring the ongoing growth and success of SB. You will play a key part our Global contracting function.
  • The Contract Manager will be expected to liaise closely with senior management within our Sales, Client Management and Operations divisions to continual develop and refine our contracting solutions to meet the appropriate legal standards required by a leading global energy organisation, and to enhance our contracting activities for our stakeholders and customers that promote fast and effective solutions that support the growth of our business whilst managing our risk and exposure in a pragmatic way in line with our corporate governance model.






  • The focus of role would suit someone with experience in both a pre and post contract environment.
  • To support the sales and operational teams in negotiating and executing customer and supply chain contracts in line with company guidelines and internal legal advice.
  • Support (and lead where appropriate) in the management of the flow of information to and from Schneider Electric to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and protection of contract/commercial entitlements. Comply with Global Customer Projects and Service Organisation (GCP&SO) reporting procedures.
  • Provide market leading contractual support to the business to facilitate business growth, manage risk exposure and allow smooth delivery of services to our customers.
  • Work with key stakeholders to manage our strategic and tactical interactions to maximise the success of our business and ensure effective relationships and collaboration to grow and evolve our business, as well as to refine, innovate and develop our contracting solutions, process and control environment to support such objectives.
  • Work with the Project and Operations Teams to deploy a contract guide highlighting the project team’s commercial and contractual requirements relating to rights and obligations under contract, key contractual processes and requirements for the development and submission of claims for variations, extension of time and any other claims.
  • Work extremely closely with the Sales and Client Management teams to deliver an exceptional and timely level of service to them and to our Clients.
  • Be able to create, review, amend and risk assess various forms of contractual documentation to meet our commercial, finance and legal requirements and maximise the opportunity for SE embodied with such.
  • Present commercial risk assessments, mitigations and insightful solutions to senior leaders to facilitate informed and effective decision making.
  • Discuss, explain and champion contractual requirements with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Negotiate contracts in a collaborative fashion with our Clients to ensure mutually successful outcomes.
  • Act as lead point of contact for contractual escalations and queries and provide effective resolutions.
  • Training of colleagues, client facing leads and new recruits in our contracting and commercial rules and processes, simplify the complex to get our key messages across to various audiences.
  • Digital innovator and owner of performance metrics of effectiveness and efficiency of contractual support.
  • Contribute to a continuous learning and improvement environment, help initiate and deliver change.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and experienced operator (at least 5 years) in sales contract preparation, review and Legal or contractual qualifications are not a prerequisite for the role but may be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Contracting or legal experience in the sale and provision of Environmental Commodities, RECA services or Sustainability consulting would be a distinct advantage.
  • A dynamic individual & values role model that inspires & influences our stakeholders in equal measure.
  • Effective communicator capable of interaction with Senior Management, Executive Sponsors and Client Legal and Purchasers as well as coach, teach and support the development of their colleagues.
  • The ability to communicate, influence, negotiate and challenge to deliver results with a customer centric mindset. Experience of dealing with and influencing project teams, customers and business leaders.
  • Strategic management and thought leadership skills experience to manage and evolve the business relationship with various business unit leads and to guide them in the desired contractual solutions and process.
  • Excellent standards of quality, accuracy, reliability and accountability in all that they do.
  • Have an entrepreneurial business ownership mindset, a “Can-do” and positive attitude to challenges and opportunities and an autonomous approach to managing workloads with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to prioritise and execute multiple tasks efficiently under pressure.
  • Experience in working in a multinational and multicultural environment is an advantage
  • Experience or knowledge of the energy industry is an advantage but not necessary






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