Contracts Manager

Gold Group
Bedfordshire, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client is looking for a Contracts Manager to join them at their Bedforshire site. My client consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers.

Working Hours
Week 1 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri 8.30am - 4pm
Week 2 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm Fri day off
Lunch break 30 mins each day

Specific Job Description

Manage, provide guidance on and administer multiple, complex acquisitions and relationships with minimum management assistance:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the different types of commercial/contract models and how to use them
Independently defines risks; create and implement solutions to problems and issues as they arise
Independently identify, define and implement contract revisions and improvements in accordance with normal procedures
Liaison with internal organisations, customers and suppliers in support of above and provide guidance and advice relevant to assigned agreements
Organise and maintain contract files
Ensure timeliness of all contract actions
Keep leads, team leads and/or managers appraised of current issues and their mitigation/resolution.
Responsible for ensuring flow down of prime contract commercial requirements to suppliersCarry out negotiations in support of the below:

Negotiations completed in a reasonable time with minimal management/team lead dependency
Required to be influential in negotiation plan including preparation, strategy, appointment of roles and the approval process and is able to maintain effective control
Is recognised as a Lead for fact findings, negotiations and follow-up activity
Negotiate Terms and Conditions on non-standard agreements
Resolves difficult problem areas and shows a risk avoidance approach to doing soRequired skills, qualifications and experience

Proven ability to work to challenging deadlines
Strong negotiation skills and experience of negotiating contract amendments in a collaborative manner
Strong customer relationship management experience
Independent and self starter but a good team player
Good experience with MS office Packages particularly Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent formal written communication skills
Strong presentation skills, confidence to present to customersDesired Skills

Business Management or Law degree would be desirable
IACCM practitioner desirable
Prior defence or public sector contract negotiation/management experience would be desirablePredominantly negotiating changes and amendments with customers. Reporting both quantitative and qualitative on the commercial health of the contract and current status of contracts and contractual issues. Sometimes have to deal with quite challenging short notice deadlines so must be able to prioritse and management workload well.

Will also have some dealing internally with procurement on procurement contracts but mostly dealing with the customer side of contracts.


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