Contracts Relationship Manager

  • Permanent
  • Berkshire, South East
  • Posted 7th December 2017
  • £40000 - £48000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1188
Contracts Relationship Manager
£40-48k + competitive pension + benefits

My client is a well-known market leader, looking to recruit a driven contracts manager to form part of the wider commercial team. The role will own the supplier-client experience for a significant portfolio of high-value professional service contracts. You will be responsible for ensuring both the business and suppliers have an effective & long-lasting relationship to enable effective service delivery and encourage continuous improvement & innovation. You will monitor supplier's performance and ensure they deliver in line with their agreements.

*Delivering commercial and contractual cost efficiency and value-for-money; responsible for overall commercial and performance management and administration of contracts.
*Drive to maximise service contract performance using challenge and innovation, taking appropriate risks, rewarding performance where necessary, and forming effective and professional relationships internally and externally
*Contributing to supplier relationship management / service partner business plans and processes to forecast, track and report on performance
*Structure, bid and negotiate contracts from a company perspective to achieve optimum risk allocation and best value whilst ensuring focus on customer
*Drive continuous improvement in contract development
*Develop good working relationships and close liaison with clients and monitor commercial deliverables of service contracts.

*Strong experience of managing ongoing relationships with service providers
*Experienced in owning a portfolio of high-value contracts
*Great attention to detail, exceptional influencing skills and an ability to communicate / translate technical information to key stakeholders at all levels
*Strong negotiation skills are essential
*CIPS would have advantageous.
*Proven track record of driving performance improvement of existing processes using customer insight, and market analysis and your commercial acumen
*Full UK driving licence is required

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