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Contract Manager

  • Location:

    Warrington, Cheshire

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  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Contact:

    Samantha Clinch

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Contract Manager - Warrington - 6 Months

To support the Procurement Team in the delivery of agreed objectives by providing a quality Procurement & Supply Chain Contract Management service compliant with the Procurement Management Lifecycle and Public Contract Regulations. The postholder will deliver and manage multiple procurements and contracts in parallel, ensuring protection from unnecessary risk whilst delivering Value for Money, building strong relationships with Delivery Partners and supporting Commercial contracts.

Support the Department in delivering its Strategic Objectives, taking responsibility for engaging with stakeholders to ensure a teaming approach throughout the Procurement Lifecycle.

Responsible for managing and delivering multiple sourcing strategies and contracts. This will include but not be limited to:
* Sourcing activities which generate benefits and achieve financial savings targets
* Supplier Relationship Management and extensive Contract Management
* Identification of internal and external cost drivers
* Preparation of Supply Chain documents including tenders, contracts, amendments, delivery plans and internal reporting
* Drafting and negotiation of Supply Chain contract Terms and Conditions, ensuring Flowdown Terms are integrated appropriately
* Support bid process to ensure any sub-contract requirements are understood and underpinned as necessary

Lead cross functional delivery teams from a Sourcing perspective to secure on time delivery within budget whilst adhering to public procurement regulations, company procedures and ensuring the wider delivery team are aware of and adhere to their responsibilities.

Negotiate and deliver contractual agreements with Delivery Partners to ensure that service, quality, cost, security of supply and the deployment of the suppliers capabilities in innovation are secured

Undertake cradle to grave contract management (and or advice to other functions where relevant),including but not limited too:
* Contract Amendments / Variations
* Contract Progress Reviews
* Risk Reviews
* Supplier Relationship Building
* Supplier Incentivisation
* Supplier Performance Management and KPI Monitoring / Reporting
* Contract Milestones creation, monitoring and acceptance thereof
* Contract Close Out
* Reporting to Internal and External Stakeholders

Develop sustainable and effective Supplier Relationships functioning as an Intelligent Client to the Delivery Partners.

Support the Head of Procurement in the implementation of new processes and systems to continually improve procurement's service provision.

Support the collaborative procurement agenda by engaging with the Suppliers and influencing their Commercial Behaviours, Delivery and Activities.

CIPS qualified and recognised as a procurement professional
Experience in Public Sector procurement including a variety of procurement routes and knowledge of exemptions
Demonstrable relevant experience
Extensive experience in drafting, implementing and managing multiple forms of contracts including Subcontracts and EPC contracts.
Strong negotiating and influencing skills at all levels
Able to hold people to account, lead cross functional teams and experience in working with resolution management.
Experience of working in a fragmented team across multiple locations and proven experience of influencing a wider team from a commercial perspective.
Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of complex procurements and contracts, preferably in EPC environments
Significant experience and proven track record of contract and supplier management
A good technical appreciation of the range of procurement categories
Proven track record of working well under pressure, to tight deadlines, whilst remaining calm and clear thinking with limited supervision
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational skills
Project management skills / awareness
Good IT skills

Contract Manager - Warrington - 6 Months

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