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Senior Contract Manager (Commercial Procurement)

  • Job reference: BBBH4656
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Contract

Our client works on many of Europe's exciting projects and as a result of growth are looking to expand their team.

We are recruiting for a Senior Contract Manager for a an exciting project based in Birmingham.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Contract Manager you will provide strategic direction and be accountable for a team within the Corporate Contract Management team and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department.

The Senior Contract Manager must deliver significant benefits to ensure all Corporate Contracts within their team are managed successfully and compliantly within the Contract Management System (CMS), whilst delivering value for money and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a team (direct and indirect reports) to deliver technical and commercial expertise of corporate Contract Management
  • Ensure effective integration between the Contract Managers and Corporate Procurement team in the progression of procurement activity
  • Ensure governance approval and assurance is achieved for of all contract deliverables as defined within the CMS, including contract variations and contract management plans
  • Lead the identification and implementation of innovative contract management approaches in order to enhance levels of service and minimise costs and contractual and commercial risks, ensuring compliance with the CMS
  • Drive effective processes and behaviours across the team and with external suppliers
  • Lead the development of positive relationships with Directors/Senior Managers internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify, develop and prepare business cases, reports and committee items and present to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders (including Boards and Committees)
  • Actively engage with all areas of the business during business planning exercises, and use the outputs to monitor spend and budgets across the contracts portfolio
  • Promote the importance of compliant contract management across business units and best practice through continuous improvement so that the CMS is effective in delivering objectives
  • Advise all stakeholders on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments, applicable government policies and procurement routes; to ensure that all activities comply with regulations

Skill and Requirements:

  • Member of APM, RICS, CIPS or similar recognised body
  • Understanding of the supply market for indirect services in the public / utilities sectors
  • Experience of leading teams, managing/coaching staff in their career development and proven ability to drive excellence in staff leadership and management skills
  • Experience of managing contracts ranging in value and delivering savings to a public sector organisation
  • Effective internal and external stakeholder engagement skills
  • Skilled in compiling and reviewing robust tender and commercial documents in line with regulations and internal governance e.g. Contract Management Plans
  • Ability to identify the opportunities to develop, implement, realise and embed innovation, value for money and benefits realisation within the processes and contracts
  • Demonstrates stakeholder focus, giving priority to engage with and understand requirements and facilitating others' understanding, to ensure these can be discussed and met as closely as possible
  • Understanding of EU procurement and contract life-cycles for specific projects and articulate procedures and policies
  • Ability to develop meaningful metrics for contract management purposes, incentivisation and contract performance measurements

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV.

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