CV: Contract Manager


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 Date Submitted:22-05-2013
 Last Modified:20-11-2013 (07:37)
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 Current job:Contract Manager
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsContract Manager with a Legal background, pragmatic approach and hands-on mentality. Wide interest, affinity with technical aspects of activities, used to working in a high-tech environment. Works both individually as in teams. Positive-critical attitude


Date of birth  : 8 July 1977
Nationality    : Dutch
Marital state : Unmarried, living together
Children       : 2 (2009 &2012)
Contract Manager with a Legal  background, pragmatic approach and hands-on mentality. Wide interest, affinity with technical aspects of activities, used to working in a high-tech environment. Works both individually as in teams. Positive-critical attitude, strong analytical skills, intercultural awareness and strong communication skills. In combination with a non-legal and non-formal approach and hands-on mentality well capable of translating the common issues between stakeholders in an explanation and strategy that is well suited for all stakeholders. Seeks ways to improve efficiency and contract awareness. Used to working in an international and intercultural environment. Forward thinking.
Specialties: Advising internal and external stakeholders in setting up new activities, managing changes to existing contracts, suppliers and risks from the initiation phase up to evaluation and follow-up phase or contract changes. 

Strong communication and analytical skills, pragmatic, can interest people.
• “Workshop Contractmanagement”, November 2013, Inkoop Academie.
• “Cancellation & termination of contracts”, November 2013, Alblasserdam at Zwartbol Academy.
• “Effectively Managing & Leading People”, November 2012, London at Falconbury.
• “Drafting Commercial Contracts”, September 2011, London at Falconbury.
• “Drafting Legal Clauses”, September 2011, London at Falconbury.
• “EU related procurement experience/trends”, September 2011, Noordwijk at the European Space Agency.
• “PRINCE2 Foundation”, October 2010, London at Datrix Training. Certificate.
• Post Academic Course “General Clauses & Conditions”, January 2010, Utrecht, by the Vereniging van Incasso  Advocaten en het Centrum voor Recht & Praktijk of the Erasmus University Rotterdam
• “Drafting & Negotiating IT-Contracts”, July 2009, London at Falconbury.
• “Shipbuilding contracts for lawyers”, September 2005 till April 2006, Albasserdam at the Zwartbol Academy  
   from Zwartbol Advocaten.
• Master Civil Law, 2006-2009 Erasmus School of Law
• Bachelor Dutch Law 1997-2006 Erasmus School of Law
• VWO 1995-1997
• HAVO 1989-1995
• Temporary Support Legal at Adecco Group Netherlands for Ajilon Finance &
  Administration, 32 hours per week.
  June 2013 till November 2013
  - Guiding and advising tender/sales managers and buyers on a legal matters, drafting and risk management regarding contracts, tenders and offers;
  - Advising and guiding a buyer with and negotiate a feasibility and implementation study for a large IT-project, creating awareness about the impact of the purchase and of the commercial, infrastructural and legal risks of such a project;
  - Revising and redesigning the Legal archive and methods of archiving.
• Contract Manager at the Procurement Department of ESA (European Space Agency) for Ajilon Finance & Administration, 40 hours a week.
  December 2008 till June 2013.
  - Checking if the technology was compliant with export control/regulations;
  - Contract generation, drafting, negotiation and administration in procurement projects. Implementing changes in the procurement process regarding financial and legal topics. Advisory role on the technical, financial and project aspects;
  - Preparing selection guidelines, invitations to tender and criteria, project specifications and quotations for (European) tenders which used a sealed bid process;
  - Preparing Statement of Work, evaluating offers and contracts with engineers;
  - Contact point for suppliers regarding contract changes, invoice issues etc;
  - Supported departments included Telecom, Technology/Material Testing/Life Science;
  - Actively seeking ways to improve the cooperation between contract support, the technicians/engineers and suppliers, stimulating contract awareness and to make the procurement process more efficient;
  - Responsible for divers administrative activities during follow-up and close-out phase;
  - Executing different procurement activities for telecom, materials development and testing, software development, laser & atomic research;
  - Coaching new colleagues;
  - Streamlining activities with the political structures and different stakeholders; 
  - Spokesman for all 140 consultants working at ESA/ESTEC during a take-over of the consultancy agency we worked for;
  - English was the main language.
• Freelance Legal Counsel (Van der Korput Juridisch Advies).
  Augustus 2007 till present
  - Various cases of labour law, contract law, company law;
  - Legal Counsel of a Director/Main Shareholder at a General Shareholders meeting;
  - Advise companies with constituting their business and improving efficiency;
  - Commenting, drafting, evaluating and proposing contracts, general conditions etc;
  - Contracts include IT-contracts, €350 mln escrow account agreement, general clauses & conditions, SLAs;
  - Clients include constructing companies, high-end hairstyle trademarks, webdesign Companies, rental agencies.
• Staff Member at the Foundation for Legal Aid in Krimpen aan den IJssel, 1 evening per month.
  1999 till present
  - Unpaid, on voluntary basis;
  - Training & coaching new members;
  - Explaining clients what the legal aspects of their problem are, advising how to proceed or deal with the issue yourself.
• Compliance Administrator Custumor Due Dilligence at FMO (Finance Through Development) on projectbasis, 32 hours a week.
  September 2006 – January 2007
  - Participations Department (participating in Private Equity-funds in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America);
  - Customer Due Dilligence-investigation on all existing customers;
  - Reviewing Fund Investment & Fund Management Agreements and structures;
  - Main language was Engels.
• Legal Executive at Zwartbol Advocaten, 20 uur per week.
  May 2005 till April 2006
  - Writing notifications and comments, memorandums, procedural documents and  correspondence for my clients and the lawyers;
  - Actively attending court sessions, court appearances and client meetings;
  - Responsible for my own hour registration & administration;
  - Employment Law, Contract Law, IPR, Property and Family Law;
• Assistent-salesman at Rogam Mercedes-Benz dealership, 7 hours a week.
  Februari 2006 till January 2007
• 1997 – 2006 Various activities, including promotional work, post department assistant, outbound Callcenter Agent, salesman at SNS, salesman men’s fashion store, instructor for Erasmus Law School etc.
• Excellent passive and active knowledge of English, both speaking and in writing.
• Chairman of the joined Modis International/Ajilon Finance Works Council.
  October 2011 till June 2013
  - Set out and streamline the Works Council policy with the employer in a way that allows both stakeholders to communicate and cooperate in a constructive manner so the Works Council could contribute to a strong company with a good basis for acceptance amongst the employees;
  - Managing internal and external communication as the contact person and spokesman;
  - Involved in topics that cover the whole Adecco concern;
  - English was the main language.
• Chairman of the Foundation for Legal Aid of Krimpen aan den IJssel, 1 evening a month.
  2013 till present, 2001-2003
  - Responsible for internal and external correspondence, job interviews and contact with the Village Council, coaching and training new colleagues.
• Studytrip to London. Subject: “Maritime London” (Law of the Seas & Maritime Organisations). March till April 2008
• Participating in the National Student Pleading Competition. 2000, 2002 and 2004.
• Commissioner of Activities at the board of the Company Law Student Association of the Legal Faculty Society Rotterdam.
  1998 till June 1999
  - Organising activities and excursions for law students;
  - Writing the monthly column in the Law Faculty Magazine.
• At request.
• 1997 till 2010 Member of the Legal Faculty Society Rotterdam.
• 2000 Member of the Students Corps Pampus.
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