Contracts Manager

  • Permanent
  • Berkshire, South East
  • Posted 7th December 2017
  • £40000 - £48000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1187
Contracts Manager
Berkshire
£40-48k + competitive pension + benefits

My client is a recognised market leader, looking to recruit a driven contracts manager to form part of the wider commercial team, responsible for a portfolio of high-value contracts as well as developing a small team. The role is to ensure the suppliers deliver in line with their agreements, monitor their performance and build ongoing relationships. They are going through a period of change and are striving for continuous improvement… therefore you will be working closely with suppliers to push for innovations and cost-effective solutions.

Role:
*Identify contracts required between departments to support requirement for a compliant and competitive business at market opening
*Structure, bid and negotiate contracts from a company perspective to achieve optimum risk allocation and best value whilst ensuring focus on customer
*Adhere to and support the development of contract management processes
*Ensure that all processes followed are in line with legislation and company policies and are auditable
*Drive continuous improvement in contract development through close engagement with internal and external customers
*Developing good working relationships and close liaison with clients.
*Additional integral responsibilities include report writing, record maintenance, satisfactory communication at all levels, maintenance of Company image, employee welfare and team building

Candidate:
*Strong technical understanding of high-value commercial & contract management
*Experienced and driven people manager
*Robust background in customer-facing engagement
*Great attention to detail, exceptional analytical / numerical skills and an ability to communicate information and influence key stakeholders at all levels
*Strong negotiation skills are essential as is the ability to lead, develop and engage with your team.
*Demonstrable track record of driving performance improvement of existing processes using customer insight, and market analysis and your commercial acumen

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