SMS group S.p.A. is a company of the German group SMS, a worldwide leading company for plant and machinery manufacturing in the steelmaking and non-ferrous material industry, with some 14,400 employees worldwide.
SMS group S.p.A. is an Italian company wich can count more than 500 employees in three different location of Tarcento (Udine), San Donato Milanese (Milan) and Genoa, with its wide technical expertise, is specialized in the production of innovative and turn-key plants, such as hot and cold rolling mills for flat products, process lines, reheating furnaces and heat treatment lines, rolling mills for long products, meltshops and continuous casting machines.

Our Center of Excellence Implementatiom is looking for a


Contract Manager (CTM)


As a Senior Contract Manager, you form the Project Management team in our important large-scale projects in the three-digit million range - together with the Project Manager. You manage the project from a commercial perspective and in this role you are the main contact and representative of the project internally and towards external partners on commercial and contractual issues.

This essentially includes:

  • Monitoring the project from a contractual and commercial perspective, in cooperation with all involved international SMS companies;
  • Implementation of end-to-end contract management, financial management, project cost controlling, risk and claims management, completion dates and renewal dates of contracts, warranties, insurances, bonds etc;
  • Management and coordination of contractually compliant communication with the customer and all contractual partners;
  • Ensure the application and compliance with relevant contractual stipulations in change order management and claims administration;
  • Develop Extension-of-Time strategies in accordance with contractual conditions;
  • Support in settlement of the claims in relation with relevant company departments by proposing strategies and actions;
  • Participate in the commercial / contractual negotiations during entire project life cycle;
  • Ensuring the proper processing and implementation of the commercial contract contents;
  • Maintaining project overview & ensuring commercial project success;
  • Operate and up-date the Project Risk Management System as per applicable project guidelines
  • Consolidate, analysis and prepare monthly reporting of all contracts;
  • Carrying out monthly project reporting to the steering committee and management;
  • Preparation and coordination of consortium contracts and commercial management of consortiums including payment release, change management, claims management.


You have completed a degree in economics or a comparable qualification.

What is also important to us is:

  • Several years of professional experience and success with a track record in a comparable work and industry environment, ideally combined with construction site experience;
  • Very good knowledge of commercial project management and international contract law;
  • Interest in commercial/contractual topics and affinity for numbers;
  • High social skills and ability to work in a team / leadership experience in an international commercial team;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills (knowledge of another foreign language is advantageous);
  • Analytical thinking skills as well as a structured and independent way of working;
  • Good knowledge of common MS Office applications, as well as experience in dealing with SAP;
  • Resilience & Flexibility;
  • Willingness to travel worldwide.

Location: Tarcento (IT)


We are looking forward to receiving your application by email to

SMS group S.p.A.

Veronica Fugazzaro