Job no: 593200 Work type: Full time – Continuing/Permanent Categories: Legal Services, Business Development and Industry Engagement, Accounting, Audit and Finance Full-time, ongoing position Salary Level HEW 8 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University About Us RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. Culture Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together . Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other. Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. About the College The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College. The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support: Quality Enhancement Learning and Teaching support The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School across five distinct functions: Student Lifecycle Planning & Operations Technical Services Program Lifecycle & Governance WIL & Engagement Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures. The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths. About You Reporting to the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Strategy & Innovation, you are responsible for developing appropriate agreements for industry engagement and partnerships activities and for providing commercial advice and recommendations, for negotiating and facilitating the drafting of complex contracts and providing oversight of those contracts pre-execution. You will also work closely with the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Industry Engagement to maintain an awareness of development activities and possible work arising and to ensure the timely and accurate development and execution of contracts to optimise service delivery expectations. To be successful in this position, you’ll have, but not limited to: Proven skills and experience in contracts management with a strong commitment to stakeholder engagement. Substantial commercial acumen and demonstrated experience negotiating a wide range of contracts with a variety of different industries and developing and managing contracts with national and international funding bodies. Demonstrated experience in providing whole-of-life management of contracts to ensure obligations are met. Demonstrated ability to develop initiatives and solutions informed by comprehensive quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Proven administrative skills with the ability to handle confidential issues responsibly. Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage complex tasks with a commitment to meeting strict deadlines. High level computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office software, databases and project management software. High level communication, influencing and negotiating skills, with the ability to build productive relationships within the organisation and externally. Demonstrated understanding and experience of the key principles of intellectual property management including identification, due diligence, protection and commercialisation, with intellectual property transactional experience in science and/or engineering disciplines highly regarded. Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. Bring Your Whole Self to Work We are better for our diversity . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. To Apply Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ Apply now ’ link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Kassie McKnight (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via . HEW 8 – Contracts Manager.pdf Receive opportunities at RMIT directly to your inbox by subscribing here . RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment organisation, and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements. RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: Application close: 17 Feb 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time