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Provides overall leadership for the legal and contract management department. Ensures consistent legal support and coordination of all national & international proposals and contracts. Is responsible for the effective and efficient provision of general in-house legal counsel advisory services to senior and project management. Is responsible for contract management and supports (project) management in the process contract management.

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Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), established in Vlissingen

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Supports the sales team during negotiations with drafting contracts and aligning or revision of appendixes of the main contract and ensures consistency with the terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for professional support of (project) management in the process of systematically contract management.
  • Is accountable for the further professionalizing of company’s contract management through the whole contract life cycle.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies as all applicable (int.) laws and regulations.
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers and / or legal advisors.
  • Monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise (project) management accordingly.
  • Executes document control of all contract correspondence, changes, status reports and other documents and supporting information for any claim/dispute arising during or after the project.
  • Monitors contracts or any other documentation where the company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
  • Negotiate, review and/or draft documentation for (general) business transactions and prepare and advise the management.

Your Profile

  • Master degree of law, preferably Dutch law and contract law.
  • Extensive experience as in company General Legal Counsel.
  • Experience in contract management, preferable, in international shipbuilding business or manufacturing / construction business.
  • In-depth knowledge & experience of contract management and general company legal counsel practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of (Int.) national contract law.
  • Good command of the Dutch (native speaker) & English language (written & verbal).
  • Ability to frequently travel long distances and work abroad.

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Rob Mulder

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+31 (0) 118 48 27 52


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