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Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

  • Location:

    Bristol, England

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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An opportunity has arisen for a Contracting Manager to join our prestigious client:

Job Purpose

Working within an integrated Procurement and Commercial Function, this role is to manage the Customer and Sub-Contractor activities on prominent opportunities. Key to success will be the ability to foster strategic relationships with a diverse range of organisations to ensure that there is a clear and robust supply chain and commercial position with our Sub-Contractors and Customers. This will involve working closely with the internal integrated campaign bid team, external suppliers and partners.

A successful track record and ability to deliver commercial solutions to complex challenges, with strong communication skills, stakeholder management and the ability to influence, will be required to deliver in this role.

Due to the short timescales required, we need someone able to start at short notice and hit the ground running. The role is currently envisaged to be required for 3-6 months with the opportunity to be redeployed if there is a business need.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Lead the both Head Contract and Sub-Contract activities as part of the Integrated Business Team (IPT) for a key contract and business winning activities.
  • Draft, prepare and negotiate complex contract documentation using standard and non-standard formats.
  • Promoting customer intimacy in internal and external relationships.
  • Focal point for project Customer and Sub-Contractors for all commercial matters.
  • Identify solutions for complex areas of potential risk /opportunity e.g. deliver commercial solutions/mitigation's.
  • Basic understanding of SAP or equivalent integrated business systems.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Procurement/Commercial prime contracting experience.
  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills.
  • A proactive person who can build enduring relationships with Customers, partners, sub-contractors and internal teams.
  • Experience of Defence, Security and Aerospace sectors.
  • Experience of complex US/European Supply Chain and Sub-Contract Management.
  • Promote a culture of best practice and sharing of knowledge within the function and across the wider business.

Intrinsic Factors

  • The role will require occasional UK travel.
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