Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Contract Manager II

    Job Location US-PA-Blue Bell
    # of Openings
    Contract Management
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for contract negotiation, commercial contract management/administration and related activities in accordance with corporate strategies and business objectives.



    The Contract Manager II shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


    • Assemble and analyze project information considering all possible commercial aspects of the project in accordance with Linde internal procedures (e.g. client's financial background, taxes, duties, projected interest, export regulations, customs regulations, shipping facilities).
    • Review of the relevant proposal documents.
    • Commercial risk evaluation and application of Linde risk management tools.
    • Review of contract terms and conditions in cooperation, if necessary, with Linde legal counsel.
    • Drafting of a commercial proposal in accordance with Linde contract guidelines
    • Reconciliation of the commercial proposal with the Project Manager.
    • Contract negotiations with the client in accordance with Linde corporate contracting and risk management guidelines.
    • After contract award to LINDE assume responsibility for all commercial and legal matters, including:
    • Preparation of Terms & Conditions Summary
    • Commercial Kick-off Meeting
    • Manage and update contract value and payment plan in SAP-SD
    • Issue invoices to clients and monitor receipt of payment
    • Export credit insurance and/or other insurance
    • Review client letters of credit prior to issuance
    • Oversee preparation of documents related to letters of credit drafts
    • Corporate or bank guarantees required in sales contracts
    • Coordinate the resolution of tax issues (e.g. sales tax, permanent establishment, withholding taxes)
    • Review of Job Change Notices, as required.
    • Support Project Manager in identifying and resolving claims and/or back charges
    • Resolution of warranty issues.
    • Interface with Procurement and Subcontracting Department as needed, to ensure:
    • Flow down of relevant clauses of client contract
    • Opportunities to pass through claims and back charges from client to vendors/ subcontractors and vice versa.



    • Juris Doctorate (preferred) or equivalent experience.
    • Three years of experience in contract negotiation and administration.
    • International/intercultural experience preferred.
    • Understanding of contract law and risk management principles
    • Detail oriented.
    • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks/projects.
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office software; Word, Excel.


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