Contract Manager

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    £19 - £23 per hour + DOE

  • Contact:

    Lisa Meikle

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Our client are looking for a Contract Manager based in Glasgow on a contract basis initially for one year but may be extended.

The ideal candidate will have a Supplier performance/ Procurement background and be familiar with Finance/Business process

The Contracts Manager will be responsible for defining contracting strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and (in some cases) managing contracts.


  • Leading the end to end commercial contract cycle, involving strategy, procurement, implementation, management and renewal phases
  • Leading the development and implementation of contract strategies to maximise contract value and mitigate risk
  • Through specialist knowledge of contract management, identify, manage and deliver competitive tendering strategies to support the business' commercial and performance objectives.
  • Working closely with the Procurement team and O&M teams to prepare detailed contract scope for invitations to tender for designated contracts.
  • Evaluating the technical and commercial aspects of tender submissions and making recommendations to the Commercial Services Manager, Onshore Management Team and Procurement team
  • Leading the negotiation of the commercial aspects of designated contracts to deliver commercial solutions
  • Lead audits, assessment of designated suppliers and contractors to support ongoing development of contract strategies to ensure business commercial success and mitigation of associated risks
  • Lead commercial meetings with Contractors to manage commercial risks, monitor claims made by either party through detailed contract review and effective supplier relationship management.
  • Act as key point of contact for the O&M and Commercial teams in relation to contract timeframes, scope, costs, payments and Budget implications
  • Support Commercial Services Manager to deliver the clients annual Opex and Capex budgets for the operational portfolio
  • Enact role of SAP requisitioner to ensure that contracts are raised and managed in line with business requirements
  • Ensuring alignment of management system (SAP) with contract terms and conditions

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in creation and analysis of detailed contract performance reports, identification of performance issues, development of action plans for resolution of issues and driving performance improvements.
  • Good all round understanding of financial, commercial and business principles and risk mitigation practices.
  • Ability to determine when optimum commercial terms have been achieved during a negotiation process with justification for recommending such terms for approval.
  • Ability to think strategically to ensure commercial guidance supports immediate and long term strategic objectives
  • Strong people skills with the ability to form effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and utilise these relationships to successfully deliver role
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to lead and negotiate multiple complex commercial arrangements and discussions
  • Thorough understanding of contract implementation and management for short and long term commercial agreements.
  • Strong self-performance management and delivery focus with the ability to balance conflicting requirements of quality, cost and time and make decisions in tight timescales.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the Commercial elements of the SAP system


  • Ability to travel to projects across the UK and Ireland and internationally as required with a valid UK Driving License and Passport
  • Degree level qualification
  • Experience in commercial and contractual aspects of technology and engineering
  • Proven ability to manage negotiation of multiple commercially complex contracts against tight timescales
  • Strong ability to manage own performance with focus on delivery within a varied and challenging workload whilst producing high quality results
  • Strong computer and general IT literacy, as a minimum MS Office and excel