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Contracts Manager

Date: 15-Apr-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Origin Energy Services Ltd


  • Provide specialised support to Centralised Energy Services 
  • Undertake negotiation of contractual Terms and Conditions 
  • Melbourne based


Working for us

At Origin we have a strong purpose and values that challenge us to find the answers to the big energy questions. Every person that works with us helps us reach that goal. If you bring good energy to Origin, you’ll get it in return. A challenging career. An exciting industry. And the support to grow and explore your potential.



This is a unique opportunity to join the Centralised Energy Services team in Melbourne as Contract Manager.  In this role you will support the profitable growth, effective risk management, agility and speed of response in the negotiation, development and decision-making pertaining to sales, and supplier agreements and related commercial matters for the Centralised Energy Services (CES) and New Property Channel (NPC).


Other responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiation and preparation of agreements related to developers, owners’ corporations and builders for Embedded Networks, Hot Water and other product offerings
  • Management of the standard agreements to optimise Origin’s commercial position, customer centric terms and to respond to legal and regulatory changes.
  • Support the Legal team in the commercial development of new value-adding offers/products for CES and NPC business units.
  • Execution of actions to resolve high-value commercial disputes and issues.
  • Briefing and engagement with internal and external lawyers and supporting the prioritisation of legal activity.
  • Briefing and engagement with (but not limited to) Tax, Procurement & Vendor Management, Regulatory, Compliance, and Insurance functions.
  • Supporting the management of compliance across business units with all Origin corporate directives pertaining to commercial contracts and dealings.
  • Prepare commercial briefs/advice of benefits, risks and issues pertaining to proposed commercial agreements.
  • Management and coordination of contracts to be in-line with regulatory and compliance directives.



You’ll need to be commercially savvy, have high attention to detail and the ability to focus on robust processes and controls to manage customer contracts. You must also hold qualifications in a legal or commercial discipline.

Through the work you’ve done you can show skill and experience in:

  • Commercial, risk, legal management or sales management in a relevant company and industry environment
  • Applying commercial and risk management principles to provide pragmatic, results focused advice and decision support
  • High attention to detail and focus on robust processes and controls to manage customer contracts
  • Customer centric approach and the ability to balance commercial and customer needs to drive the right business outcomes
  • Stakeholder management skills, including the ability to engage and influence internal and external parties
  • Dealing with internal or external legal advisers in developing standard and customer-specific agreements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energy industry experience, especially with commercial and industrial customers 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply contract law principles is desirable

A great team to join

It's an exciting time to join Origin. Together we’re powering a cleaner, smarter energy future for Australia and beyond, always looking for better ways to deliver for our customers – and for our people.


Origin's Retail business is Australia’s leading energy retailer, we provide 4.2 million customers with a range of energy products, services and solutions to keep our homes, businesses and communities going.

As we continue to build a simpler, smarter and more engaging business for the future, we’re looking for people who are passionate, curious and customer focused. People who are excited by the challenge of finding new ways of working, new ways of delivering for customers and more affordable energy.


Origin. Good energy

At Origin, our focus is on getting energy right for our customers, communities, and planet. Because we know it’s up to us to shape the future of energy.  


For more information contact: Iain Pratt - 03 8665 7325 , quote Requisition ID: 78236


Origin recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


Here's a little about what makes us, us: www.careers.originenergy.com.au