Contracts Manager

Candidate Source
£43000 - £50000/annum
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The UK`s largest water company is seeking a Contracts Manager based in Reading to join its expanding team to hold responsibility for contracts and ongoing relationships with suppliers of services as well as some management and supervision staff.

This company provides the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and is going through a period of exciting change.  On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and the 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Its 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. The company is focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing its customers with a great experience.

As the Contracts Manager, your duties will include:

- Identifying contracts required between departments to support requirement for a compliant and competitive Retail Non-Household business at market opening.
- Managing structures and bids
- Negotiating agreements from a company perspective to achieve optimum risk allocation and best value whilst ensuring focus on the customer.
- Adhering to and support the development of enduring contract management processes.
- Ensuring that all processes followed are in line with legislation and company policies and are auditable with key documents, information and communications confidentially stored.
- Driving continuous improvement in contract development through close engagement with internal and external customers.
- Developing good working relationships and close liaison with clients.
- Maintaining a high standard of quality work.
- Additional integral responsibilities include report writing, record maintenance, satisfactory communication at all levels, maintenance of Company image, employee welfare and team building.

To be a successful Contracts Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

- Strong technical understanding of commercial and contract management.
- Exceptional analytical / numerical skills and an ability to communicate information and influence key stakeholders to all levels (internal and external to the company).
- A robust background in customer-facing engagement.
- Strong negotiation skills are essential, and experience in sell-side negotiations would be an advantage.
- Able to demonstrate a track record of driving performance improvement of existing processes using customer insight, and market analysis and your commercial acumen.
- Good market knowledge and commercial awareness of the changes occurring in the water sector along with the external logistics market, as well as best practice in a customer service environment. Experience in the development or implementation of commercial or contractual governance frameworks in Thames Water or other utility sectors would be advantageous.

In return, the Contracts Manager will receive a salary of £43,000 to £50,000 depending on experience.

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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