Contract Manager

Solihull

Salary Negotiable + package

Our client is a leading Data Services provider associated with Gas utilities. In recognition of their strong brand and continued growth, we're recruiting for a Contract Manager to join their vibrant team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the effective day-to-day contract management and delivery of bought-in goods and services to agreed terms. This includes proactively monitoring end-to-end supplier performance to ensure it meets agreed levels and driving service improvement activities.

You'll also support the implementation of the vendor management strategy and drive best practice governance activities (includes supporting contract negotiations, renewal and alterations as necessary) in accordance with internal frameworks and policies.

We're looking for a candidate with demonstratable experience in strong negotiation skills, managing third parties within formal governance framework, supplier relationship management, service performance management, (contract and technical). CIPS accreditation is desirable

In this role you will:

  • Lead on commercial negotiations for both new and existing services.

  • Support the implementation of the vendor management strategy

  • Manage day-to-day commercial relationships and proactively monitor supplier performance.

  • Be responsible for the identification and management of non-compliance with terms and conditions and any associated liability by actively assessing, mitigating and resolving problems, risks and/or issues.

  • Work with key vendors to assist them with the improvement of their processes, service provision and capabilities.

  • Support the Senior Contract Manager and wider Contract Management team with early identification of supply risks and ensure appropriate mitigation techniques are developed and deployed.

  • Deliver continuous process improvements in line with the overall purchasing strategy and contribute to the delivery of annual reduction in expenditure, innovation, process efficiency.

  • Support the Legal team to ensure efficient and satisfactory contract development and implementation (including providing robust, clear commercial instructions on the commercial deal and input into commercial aspects of contracts).

If this role is of interest, please contact Jazz on 0116 303 3597 for a detailed job description

£40,000–£50,000 per annum

£25,693–£25,693 per annum

£126.20 / week