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Contracts Executive - German Language

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 463563/001_1562747826
  • Sector: Finance, Phaidon International
  • Date posted: 10/07/2019

Contracts Executive - German Language

Are you a recent Graduate with exceptional German speaking skills? Here at Phaidon we are currently looking to hire our next Contracts Executive.

The role will give you the responsibility to provide global support in the review and negotiations of Client terms of business. The Contracts Executive is expected to work under the Group Compliance Director supporting all offices and brands to advise and negotiate a range of standard and non-standard contracts for the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. With a key focus on New Business for our German and Switzerland offices, playing a key role in our growth across Germany and the DACH region.

This role will require a native/fluent German speaker

Required experience and qualification

  • German as a First Language
  • Law degree or other equivalent qualification
  • Experience is preferable but not a requirement
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure and to keep priorities under review


  • Review new contracts and advise contract owners of any business risks
  • Responsible for preparing contract review summary
  • Distribute contracts to appropriate internal stakeholders for review with consultant/manager or directly with the client to resolve any issues
  • Manage and control and log negotiated terms of business
  • Support of drafting of any legal document: NDA's/Work Orders/Addendums
  • Ensure all new contracts are signed and saved to internal front office system ensure completion of any supporting documents (for supplier portal set up, self-billing agreements, bank details, insurance confirmation etc)
  • Continually review the contract process to identify ways of improving success
  • Keep up to date with changing legislation/regulations effecting recruitment services
  • Support Group Compliance Director will roll out of changes


  • A fantastic package including an exceptional starting salary and bonus
  • Fun, sociable working environment including pool tables, table-tennis tables and many cool activities!
  • weekly drinks and
  • Surrounded by like-minded people to grow alongside The opportunity to own a function, implementing your own personality into the process


  • Knowledge and clear understanding of all aspects of pertinent commercial/recruitment law
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing at all levels
  • Strong team player with ability to work alone using own initiative
  • Strong people / stakeholder management skills
  • Be able to work under pressure, with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work to set deadlines
  • Be able to prioritise and manage the progress of workloads within a team environment and report back on a regular basis what progress is being made
  • Ability to research and keep abreast of relevant areas of law
  • Understanding/appreciation of the nature of the recruitment industry
  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to work to set deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent numeracy, literacy and grammar
  • Ability to negotiate with external parties to bring matters to a successful conclusion
  • Excellent record keeping skills

If you feel like this would be a great role for you and would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, feel free to apply as we are actively hiring for the position!