Contract Manager

Zambia Sugar Plc.

Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.


The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Contract Manager in the Finance and Legal Department, at the Nakambala offices in Mazabuka. The position reports to the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice and services that promote business growth while ensuring legal compliance and proactively identifying legal risk and mitigation actions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Business and Procurement function to analyse, prepare and revise Service Contracts, including the monthly control of SLAs for key suppliers of goods and services
  • Act as a point of contact for day-to-day legal queries and advice, including procurement and where applicable, contracts, land matters, commercial, labour, criminal and civil law related matters
  • Manage all legal contracts, documents and undertakings between the company and third parties
  • Manage the contracting process and outcomes including Leases, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Agreements and Contracts
  • Monitor Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Service Contracts to ensure they are drafted and administered appropriately in consultation with the end user and in accordance with the company’s Procurement Policy
  • Support the Procurement process in long term contract development, including preparation of tender documents and administering the tender process
  • Provide timely, accurate and quality legal advice to the business on all Procurement legal matters
  • Monitor and identify contract requirements for each financial year, advise the business on budget processes and the status of all contracts, ensuring that the Company complies with the applicable regulatory framework
  • Advise on and manage any disputes or claims that may arise
  • Facilitate training on contract management processes
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to build sound and harmonious relationships
  • Collaborate with the Illovo Group and country Legal teams to support best practice sharing and capability building
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law  (LLB)
  • Admitted attorney/advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court (Zambia)
  • Minimum of 5 years as a lawyer in a commercial procurement environment, with high proficiency in contract drafting
  • Business and financial acumen – working knowledge of the law (legislation, case law and common law) relevant to countries of operation, knowledge of litigation tactics and procedures, knowledge of anti-bribery and corruption compliance requirements
  • Skills in contract drafting, dispute management, partnering and relationship building,  influencing and negotiating
  • High proficiency in MS Word and other Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent standards of personal conduct.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, relevant professional accreditation, registrations and ID/Passport to [email protected]

The subject line of your email should read: Application – Contract Manager

Closing date for applications is Thursday 11th August 2022

Applicants may be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.

Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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