Lead Contracts Manager

Reed In Partnership
09 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Contracts Manager – Liverpool – 7 month FTC with potential for extension

Experienced contracts manager with great relationship management skills? Looking to join a growing organisation delivering high quality public services across the nation?

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

The Role

The Contracts Manager will provide support to our Supply Chain Management and Operations teams, producing all contractual documentation relating to initiating, maintaining and closing our relationships with supply chain partners and sub-contractors.

Your main responsibilities would include:
Producing sound contracts that pass commercial and financial risk to supply chain partners, ensuring all necessary expectations around performance, finance and data security are includedHandling any amendments, variations or breaches of contracts and any terminationsClear communication with the Supply Chain Management team across the country regarding specific contractual termsNotifying the management team of minor and major breaches, including invocation of step-in rightsClosing down of contracts either at the end of the contract life or terminationLine management of the Contracts Co-ordinator

What's in it for you? Joining a rapidly expanding company, benefits including a discount scheme, and investment in your future offering scope for Continued Professional Development. We offer help with costs of gaining additional qualifications and with a variety of contracts across the country, the opportunities are endless!

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria
Demonstrable experience of reviewing and drafting business to business contractual agreementsDemonstrable experience of supporting Operations staff to manage multiple contracts/clientsExperience of working proactively and reactively to respond to urgent contract change requests, while focusing on continuous improvementDemonstrable understanding of coordination and administration of multiple agreements across a supply chainExperience in a fast-paced, service-focused target driven environmentDegree or equivalent relevant qualificationAttention to detail, exemplary time management skills, clear communication and structured decision making

Desirable Criteria
Certificate in Contract Management or other relevant qualificationPrevious experience in Public Sector programmes.Awareness of and interest in public sector contracting

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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