DuPont Paralegal and Contract Administrator (m/f) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Paralegal and Contract Administrator (m/f) (Job Number: PAR00001013)

Description

INTRODUCTION

DuPont Sustainable Solutions has an opening for a Paralegal / Contract Administrator located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) . The Paralegal / Contract Administrator is the business support position that DuPont Sustainable Solutions holds accountable for ensuring all Middle East Africa (MEA) legal and contract administration processes are in compliance with DowDuPont’s corporate standards and internal control requirements. They will provide appropriate legal guidance to the MEA Leadership team and contribute to reinforcing a culture of compliance and ethical behavior through the design and implementation of a robust legal framework.

About DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a leading provider of world-class operations management consulting services to help organizations transform and optimize their processes, technologies and capabilities. DSS is committed to improving the safety, productivity and sustainability of organizations around the world. Additional information is available at: www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com at http://www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com/

THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, developing a legal framework for the organization and a roadmap to achieve compliance goals. The person in this role must be comfortable working with ambiguity, have a proven track record of designing and implementing legal and compliance requirements across the region. In addition, he/ she must have experience in reviewing the terms and conditions of contracts, agreements for a Consulting or Services business, to enable a culture of compliance and ethical behavior. He/ she must have strong leadership presence and demonstrate outstanding communication skills – in particular, the ability to translate DuPont requirements and guidelines into clear, easily understandable and implementable terms and conditions to enable DSS contractual obligations. The successful candidate must also have a proven track record of managing senior level stakeholders to executive level. In addition, the ability to analyze and interpret complex performance-based contracts to provide meaningful input to the DSS leadership team during contract negotiations.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating all contracts in Middle East and Africa in close collaboration with the business and corporate legal to ensure DSS can meet DuPont legal terms and business abilities

  • Receiving and checking all Client contracts received in the Middle East and Africa before they are signed

  • Act as the key point of contact for contract management activities. Liaise with Market leaders, managers, and consultants on all issues and queries relating to client contracts, corrections of contract, support documentation and approval for exception process

  • Ensure compliance with DuPont policies and procedures, ethical practices, company values, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations

  • Provide training/onboarding to new employees, on the DSS contract management process, and legal issues relating to contracting and ethics etc

  • Lead the review and update of DSS Middle East and Africa standard client contract templates on an annual basis (incorporate changes/updates in the Legal, Tax, Finance areas, communicate the changes to the entire DSS organization, translate the templates into main required languages, provide trainings, etc)

  • Develop & implement new contract templates; ensure regional/local variations & requirements addressed appropriately. Manage the interface between the DSS business, Legal, Finance, Credit, Tax, the project management team and any other party

  • Maintain relevant databases to ensure data accuracy, follow-up all opportunities close-out and handle approvals

  • File & Archive client contracts to follow CRIM and Audit requirements and provide client contract reporting on ad-hoc basis

  • Supporting the executives in preparing the Bid package to answer to bid invitations.

  • Work together with the consulting team in the performance of internal controls verification (i.e.: SOX reports, spot checks, support during internal audits, etc)

  • Manage issuance of the required contracts, subsequent documentation & amendments - commercial sales contracts, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultancy agreements

  • Cooperate with corporate functions such as Credit, Risk Management/Insurance, Tax, Project Management, Pricing, HR, Finance, Sales, to senior leadership executives

  • Review, analyze and interpret terms and conditions to identify all legal risks and business considerations for internal customers and provide sound contractual resolutions to mitigate liability exposure while ensuring compliance with company policy

  • Assist business in interpreting and implementing established policies, procedures and practices as related to the company guidelines

  • Supporting T&C’s during the bids and tender process

  • Review all DSS Middle East and Africa contracts to ensure compliance with legal terms, work with legal to obtain approval of review, work with market leaders and all business personnel to negotiate acceptable contract terms

  • Perform paralegal responsibilities for DSS in the Middle East and Africa

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Qualifications

Your qu alification profile:

  • BS/BA in Law

  • Minimum 5-8 yrs. experience in a similar role

  • Fluency in English (Arabic a plus)

  • Knowledge in ERP system and / or Salesforce will be an advantage

  • Problem solving and flexibility

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong familiarity with contract terms

  • Negotiated contracts in past

  • Must be able to work under pressure and in a high-energy environment

Core Values, Engagement, Work Environment, Culture

  • Role model effective leadership behaviors and DowDuPont’s Core Values

  • Champions organizational vibrancy, engagement and inclusion

  • Drives efforts toward our desired culture and facilitates management’s ability to lead through change

LOCATION

Dubai, UAE

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Equality is one of our guiding principles. Respect for people is intrinsic to our culture and an unshakable part of our Code of Conduct. We are recognised for this by our peers, our customers, our employees and independent organisations. We therefore actively encourage applications from all diversity groups.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com .

Primary Location: EMEA-United Arab Emirates-Dubai-Dubai

Organization: Sustainable Solutions

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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