Legal & Contracts Manager - FTC ManpowerGroup are currently looking for an experienced Legal & Contracts Manager (L&CM) to join our expert in-house Legal team on a fixed-term basis. This position is responsible for managing a range of complex commercial and contractual matters within ManpowerGroup UK&I. The role of the L&CM requires an individual with a legal qualification and / or proven commercial management background, with extensive recruitment industry specific experience. The individual will have impressive people skills and be able to engage with senior managers and the Board of Directors, as well as corresponding designations within third party organisations. The L&CM will ensure compliance with ManpowerGroup corporate policy whilst creating an environment of progressive sales solutions. A key part of the role will be to advise on IR35 regulations, Agency Workers Rights as well as general matters relating to the supply of temporary and permanent staff in a range of organisations. Remote working will be expected for this role, with some minimal travel to our Head Office in Uxbridge. Responsibilities Commercial / Legal TasksLegal and commercial review of complex contractsNew opportunity due diligence including reviews of proposed contract terms and service level agreementsContractual administration including letters of intent; third party agreements; direct supplier agreements; confidentiality agreements; contract extensions; etc.Maintain a library of all new contracts and standard contract document formatsResponsible for ensuring up to date versions of all ManpowerGroup standard agreements upon legislative, corporate and / or policy amendmentsAttending both external and internal meetings including but not limited to client and third party negotiations Person SpecificationKey CompetenciesAttention to detail and accuracyStrong communication skillsAbility to work proactively with different disciplines and be able to adapt to your working style as required for the circumstanceAbility to work to challenging timelines whilst maintaining the perspective to prioritise the workloadPragmatic approach to balancing sales opportunities and corporate riskProven experience operating within the recruitment industryDeveloped SkillsCommercial Awareness - the ability to think laterally and understand the cost and value drivers within a competitive business environmentContract knowledge - an understanding of the formation of commercial contracts and the drafting and application of contracts to Manpower Group standardsCommunication - the individual should have excellent written and oral skills to concisely and clearly provide documented information both internally and externallyNegotiation - experience of meetings with both external and internal clients within a business environmentIT - proficiency with the Microsoft suite of applications, especially Word and Excel Communication & Interpersonal skillsExpresses oneself clearly, concisely & effectively verbally & in writingAble to deal with different situations, audiences and personalitiesPolite and professional both in person and over the telephone, andConfidence to deal with people at all levels. Initiative, drive & flexibilityUses own initiative & judgement to tackle issuesEnthusiastic, energetic, positive and displays "can do" approach; andRises to challenges & copes with competing demands. Team WorkingAble to work direct a team to operate efficiently, providing support to others as and when necessary. Planning & organisational skillsPlans ahead & organises both self and team colleagues effectively; andManage priorities to achieve deadlines without compromising on quality of work. Corporate ComplianceWorking with and through other internal departments to deliver corporate and functional objectives.