Contracts Manager / Supplier Relationship Manager

  • Permanent
  • Reading, South East
  • Posted 31st May 2018
  • £50000 - £55000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1218
Contract Manager / Supplier Relationship Manager

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

*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 enduring contract management processes
*Ensure that all processes followed are in line with legislation and company policies and are auditable with key documents, information and communications confidentially stored
*Drive continuous improvement in contract development
*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

*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 & influence key stakeholders at all levels
*Strong negotiation skills are essential as is the ability to lead, develop and engage with your team
*The successful candidate would be able to demonstrate a track record of driving performance improvement of existing processes using customer insight, and market analysis and your commercial acumen

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