Contracts/Purchasing Manager (Business Travel), Milton Keynes

Verridian Recruitment
Milton Keynes
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client, a major Bank is seeking a Contracts Manager (business travel), you will be responsible for technical and administration procurement support as well as directly supporting senior supplier and contracts managers in the management and monitoring of purchases and payments.

The Bank have built a culture of respect, where everyone supports each other to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond - every day.

As a Contracts Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

Support for the Contract Manager accountable for the delivery of Travel across the whole of the Banks UK operations and subsidiaries.

Ensuring appropriate and accurate MI is delivered on time from the Travel Management Company (TMC) to support the business areas.

SAP compliance analysis and reporting to complete the Group control model Attend Forum’s and committees, draft minutes for approval.

Distribute minutes.

Support tender specification review and requirements writing with stakeholders

Maintain and update Purchasing databases

Logging and tracking spend submissions

Produce detailed and objective analysis of the performance of the third party in the delivery of the service to ensure that SLAs and KPIs are continually achieved

What we’ll be looking for in you:

Skilled in relevant software (SAP, Excel, Essbase (desirable), Word, PowerPoint and other packages), with ability to run database queries

Highly numerate

Good capability levels in analysis and interpretation of data, being able to draw succinct and meaningful conclusions

Strong communication skills with the confidence to challenge business processes / information, where appropriate

Ability to interpret and evaluate multi-source information and make authoritative recommendations

Manages multiple, conflicting interests and deadlines

Ability to communicate effectively and influence at a Senior Management level and cross functionally

Degree educated or equivalent

In addition to your pay and bonus, we offer you a benefits package that’s flexible and allows you to be in control, as well as all the policies, tools and guidance to support you. For your commitment and success, we offer one of the most competitive basic salaries (circa £30k - £35k) with a distinct career development opportunity.

Other benefits include:

Discretionary annual bonus


27 days Holiday plus bank holidays with the option to buy and sell 5

Product discounts

Retail and High Street discounts

Sharesave Scheme

Flex benefits including childcare vouchers and private medical insurance

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Women in Business network provides women with valuable development tools. We’re creating a better balance of women in management positions, and empowering everyone to fulfil their true career potential.