The Contracts Manager will be responsible for managing a wide range of contracts, driving improvements in service provided by contractors to satisfy Internal/external customers. Ensure inclusion of Sustainability, value for money, budgetary targets are achieved in the procurement of all externally provided services & contracts. You will : Ensure the fundamental values of integrity, honesty, civility & ethical principles at work. Have three years' exp. in a Contract Mgt. or Project Mgt. role with a qualification in Project Mgt etc. Oversee mgt. of various contracts with external service providers. Ensure that SLAs are fulfilled by conducting audits & service performance review meetings. Research a contract's terms, alert parties to renewals or extensions & track all communications between stakeholders & suppliers. Understand the critical importance of resilient, ethical & sustainable supply chains & how the actions taken with suppliers can lead to positive impacts on local communities, climate targets & equality. Specific Responsibilities: Establish & manage contract plan. Coordinate the provision of these services between the contractor & company mgt., ensuring CI performance is in line with specification. Establish & manage process, policies, procedures, controls & SOPs. Develop & Lead on Sustainability. Lead weekly & periodic performance review meetings with contractors. Audit the performance of contractors & holding them to account for any adverse variances. Monitor contracts, spend, SLAs & report compliance with contracts & establish improvement plans for low compliance areas. Relationship/stakeholder mgt. Vendor discussion & negotiations. Benchmarking, spend mgt., Forecast, finance input. Train, advisory, workshops & guidance; knowledge of & ensure best practice adherence to policies etc. Lead continuous improvement, best use of technology etc. Skills & Knowledge required for this role: Kanban, PRINCE2, Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma Lean 6 Sigma. managing 10 + high value/challenging contracts. Prioritise & move fast between tasks. Strong commercial focus. Excellent communication skills & an ability to liaise, influence, negotiate, challenge effectively & build relationships at various mgt. levels & with suppliers. Creative & innovative - developing solutions to improve stds of service or reduce costs. Excellent planning & organisational skills. Working with stakeholders on achieving high performance, clear & realistic objectives. Strong IT skills in the MS Office suite. Competencies: Leading & managing change throughout the course of a contract. Establishing strong relationship & an ability to influence & deliver the best outcome. Deciding & initiating action with a focus on value for money. Customer service orientation. Achievement through personal engagement. Ability to meet deadlines, planning & implementation. A competitive salary & good benefits range is on offer.
60 days ago