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Contract Manager

  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 19/07/2018
  • Job reference: J389903A

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Contract Manager

Location: Nottingham

We are actively looking to secure a Contract Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

The Role

The Contract Manager will be required to manage the process of creation, negotiation and the ongoing management of Commercial Contracts delivering excellent customer service, value for money and safety performance whilst ensuring adherence to the clients Corporate Governance.

This role has a primary focus on management of outsource contact services and telephony infrastructure services but our remit is far broader than this and the post holder can add value across a wide spectrum of activities.

This shall include Budgetary Control and Business Risk Processes, the primary role being to ensure commercial integrity on all matters and contracts within the annual >£100m Commercial spend.

You'll need to work flexibly within the Commercial Team by providing support to the Senior Contract Managers and the wider UK Management Team whilst supporting the relationship with third parties.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Management of all contract related activities, including the development and creation of brand new commercial contracts and associated contract variations.
  • Devising and drafting new contract schedules detailing the specific goods and/ or services being purchased in line with the client's business requirements.
  • Engage directly with senior internal and external stakeholders (up to Director-level) and operational teams across Energy Solutions to ensure excellent performance delivery.
  • Ensuring adherence to the clients Contractor Safety and Engagement policy, including carbon reduction programmes and delivery against our safety, responsible, working together, quality, cost and delivery measures.
  • Establish and conduct monthly/quarterly performance reviews with third parties and key internal stakeholders to ensure delivery of services to meet our vision of being our customers' Trusted Energy Partner.
  • Work closely with third parties to identify and drive the successful delivery of service improvements and initiatives to improve contracted services or provide cost savings which benefit the client. Applying business knowledge and commercial expertise to contribute to the development and drive the delivery of the client's business strategy.
  • Identification and management of any business risks associated with the contracted service, up to and including Board-level.
  • Ensuring that commercial contracts remain compliant with corporate governance model, meeting all contractual, commercial, legal and regulatory requirements and obligations and actual contract spend is within its authorised budget and any potential under/overspend is managed within that governance.
  • Ensuring all my actions and behaviours treat our customers fairly and comply with regulations.

Essential Skills:

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships, influence and collaborate with stakeholders, peers and senior management across the business.
  • Strong commercial and analytical acumen.
  • Proven ability to make decisions and deliver against tight deadlines amidst conflicting priorities.
  • Pro-active and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel to other client sites, third party offices and industry forums on a national basis.
  • The ability to challenge established thinking in order to make positive changes to business processes.
  • Understand any regulations, policies and processes which relate to the job role and provide fair outcomes when giving service to our customers.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of the electricity and gas markets, including the regulatory environment.
  • Pro-active and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Working knowledge of preparing and maintaining commercial documents, as well as contract law.

Suitable candidates should submit CVs in the first instance.

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