Manager, Contracts and Legal Services

Five year full time position based in DarwinAbout MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.About the positionThe Manager, Contracts and Legal Services is a critically important position at Menzies that enables our health and medical research work to improve health outcomes and save lives.As the Manager, Contracts and Legal Services, you will be responsible for leading and delivering efficient and high quality research and commercial contracting services for Menzies.Operating as an expert in the contracts space, you will provide clear leadership and advice to your team and colleagues across Menzies. You will display excellent contract negotiation skills and experience working in complex environments.This position will also be responsible for managing a range of legal services, as they arise, across the organisation.About you Thrive on timely, successful contract negotiations with an appreciation that your role is essential to enable Menzies’ work, whilst managing riskExtensive experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing contracts, with the ability to resolve complex legal contractual issuesSuperior communication skillsValue working with and supporting a high performing collaborative teamExperience managing and driving transformation and continuous improvementHighly developed professional negotiation, influencing and relationship building skills with stakeholders, collaborators, and clientsThink critically and use expert judgement when undertaking complex tasksContact: Brendon Douglas on 08 8946 8633 or brendon.douglas@menzies.edu.au  What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package and benefits $151,870 - $163,116 salary package (comprising gross salary $123,056 - $132,434, superannuation and salary packaging benefits).Closing date: 23 November 2020 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit www.menzies.edu.au/careers or phone 08 8946 8626.  POSITION DESCRIPTION 123056 AUD Darwin