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This group is for those that are in transition (between roles, out of work, looking for employment, etc.) and those that help them. It is meant for networking, thought leadership around the topic, sharing ideas and jobs leads.

Remember that IACCM has both a jobs board and resume database for your use as well.

 
 
Network Updates

Moving Forward - key resources to survive and thrive - IACCM Member update June 2020

To help IACCM members move forward, this webinar explores resources and information recently released. Topics include: Need to know 1. VIBE Summit 2. Staying on TASK in the New Normal 3. Coaching for the New Normal 4. IACCM Council Elections - Vote Now 5. COVID-19 Support. Member-only offer ends 30 June 6. Managing Contracts Virtually - offer ends 26 June Research 7. Most Negotiated Terms 2020 Resources 8. Contracting Excellence Ideas and Issues 9. Adaptive Automation and Talent: Is There a Link? Events 10. TASK Webinars 11. Virtual Member Meetings 12. Ask the Expert and other Webinars 13. Body Language in Live and Online Negotiations BONUS 14. Think Global - Act Local

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Voting for the IACCM Council is now OPEN!

Take this opportunity to influence the future of IACCM and play your part in the mission to achieve world-class standards in contracting and relationship management processes and skills. The IACCM Global Council will be formed of approximately 150 IACCM Members each representing either a specific country, region or IACCM community network. Vote NOW for your preferred candidates and influence the ambassadors in this body of professionals.

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Think Global. Act Local. Nominate for the IACCM Council

You are invited to nominate to be an elected IACCM Council representative within a particular geography, industry and/or practice area. (Those who participated in the Advisory Board elections have automatically had their tenure extended and do not need to renominate unless they want to represent members in a different community network.).

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Does a Contract/Commercial Manager require a Law Degree?

Hello All, I have been working as a Commercial Manager for 6.5 years, responsible preparation and negotiation commercial contracts for high value complex transactions(FIDIC etc). I have a bachelors degree in electrical/electronic engineering and a masters degree in power systems engineering. My concern arose when I looked for job opportunities for a commercial manager outside my organisation, almost all job posting required a law degree. I am unsure whether or not I should purse a law degree to give myself the best change for future job opportunities. Your thought/ideas are well appreciated.

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Internship

Dear all, My name is Charles, I am 20 years old and I am currently in my 2nd year of bachelor's in business administration in Paris. I recently took an online course on the essential negotiations' skills. I am now looking for an opportunity to sharpen and develop these skills in a practical approach. I discovered the IACCM during one of the lectures. Since then, I took a closer look to the expertise of this association and found myself very attracted to the contract management and commercial management. I will be in Paris from end of May until the end of August 2019 and would like to know if there were any opportunities for me to improve my knowledge during an internship. If, anyone, is looking for an intern for an approximate duration of 2 months. You can contact me at derriencharles5@gmail.com Thank you for reading, Charles Derrien

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Diminishing Reward

Have members noticed decline in remuneration packages in the UK and Europe? There seems to be a distinct trend in recruitment to aggrandise job titles. Data input and procurement clerks are now being termed "Contract Managers". Further, certain major employers (esp in renewables) are holding down remuneration by stating "...offering i.r.o. 35k" for complex, multi million dollar, senior contracts management positions and rejecting any professional looking for a respectable reward.

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Tips for landing a Contract Managmer role

Dear All, I am a fully qualified Petroleum Engineer with over 4 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. I am also a fully qualified Project Manager with certificates in PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner. For sometime now I have been trying to enter the field of contract management. To this end, in order to appeal to potential employers, I have been progressively diversifying my CV by successfully accomplishing course related to Contract Management. I am very keen to make inroad into contract management positions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance, Arash

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Contract Management Recruiters

Can anyone provide the names - or links to a list of - recruiters that serve the contract management industry? I am looking to transition into the field in Toronto. Thanks.

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ISO consultant who can help my company to choose a CLM system

My company is migrating to an cloud-based Oracle ERP (finance and accounting) system. Our agreement allows us use of Oracle's procurement and contract management modules, but a call with Gartner suggested that Oracle's contract management system is not best-in-class and not necessarily used by Oracle ERP customers despite the ready integration with other Oracle ERP systems. The large consulting firm chosen to implement Oracle ERP at our company has not proven knowledgeable about available alternatives. We'd like to engage a consultant with deep experience with the top CLM solutions, to better understand what features and functionality are available with solutions other than Oracle, and potentially to help us develop and run an RFP with a few providers. We're a medium-sized (~650 employees) company in the financial services sector in the US that is considered a "financial market utility." As a practical matter, we have no sell-side contracts, only buy-side contracts, mostly from supplier paper, with only a few types (NDAs, consulting agreements, etc.) on our own paper. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thank you.

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