Assistant Contracts Manager

  • Permanent
  • Berkshire, South East
  • Posted 21st June 2018
  • £30000 - £34000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1222
Assistant Contracts Manager

My client is a market leading business looking to recruit a driven Assistant Contracts Manager. The role sits within the wider Commercial team, and will manage a suite of operational framework agreements, assure compliance and use your initiative and tenacity to deliver results. You will be responsible for the supplier-client experience and work closely with the Contracts Managers to ensure both the business and suppliers have an effective and long-lasting relationship. You will drive value & innovation, provide cost-effective solutions and monitor supplier's performance to ensure they deliver in line with their agreements and contractual commitments.

*Assist / manage overall contracts and help to resolve any commercial issues, minimising their impact for the business and its customers
*Support the management of contractual arrangements including the performance of suppliers, highlighting any areas of risk or opportunity
*Support contract amendments with Contract Managers as appropriate (Novation's, Price, Scope etc) to reflect agreed changes
*Contribute to the development and ongoing upkeep of category plans
*Support, facilitate and undertake contractual reviews with suppliers as appropriate
*Work with Procurement, Legal and, Health & Safety on behalf of the business in relation to Contracts, building and maintaining appropriate stakeholder relationships internal and external to maximise benefit
*Help maximise contract performance using challenge and innovation, taking appropriate risks, rewarding performance where necessary, and forming effective and professional relationships with suppliers
*Support and maintain a repository of all contract documentation and maintain these to appropriate levels of quality and accuracy

*Good grounding in contract management
*Strong experience of managing ongoing relationships with service providers
*Industry background in an operational or industrial environment
*Engaging, great attention to detail, good influencing skills and an ability to communicate / translate information to key stakeholders at all levels
*Commercially astute with confident financial analysis skills and be able to manage conflicting priorities
*Good understanding of basic negotiation process, tools & techniques and can apply practically with support

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