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Assistant Contracts Manager in Reading

Job Title Assistant Contracts Manager
Location Reading
Salary £28000 - £34000 per annum
Date Registered 20/04/2018
Job ID 123103634

Job Description

Do you possess experience of managing ongoing relationships with service providers? Are you seeking your next step within your procurement and contracts career?

We are currently seeking an ambitious Assistant contracts manager to form part of the wider commercial team, owning the supplier-client experience for a significant portfolio of high-value contracts.

You are responsible for ensuring both the business and its suppliers have an effective & long-lasting relationship to enable effective service delivery and encourage continuous improvement & innovation. You will provide cost-effective solutions and will monitor supplier performance to ensure they deliver in line with their agreements.

Key responsibilities:

• Delivering commercial and contractual cost efficiency and value-for-money; responsible for overall commercial and performance management and administration of contracts.

• Drive to maximise service contract performance using challenge and innovation, taking appropriate risks, rewarding performance where necessary, and forming effective and professional relationships internally and externally.

• Contributing to supplier relationship management / service partner business plans and processes to forecast, track and report on performance. Positively participating in the ongoing operation and governance of the commercial strategy

• Structure, bid and negotiate contracts from a company perspective to achieve optimum risk allocation and best value whilst ensuring focus on customer.

• Drive continuous improvement in contract development through close engagement with internal and external customers.

• Developing good working relationships and close liaison with clients and monitor commercial deliverables of service contracts.

Skills and Experience:

We are seeking a passionate Assistant Contracts Manager with a robust background in customer-facing engagement. You will have great attention to detail, exceptional influencing skills and an ability to communicate / translate technical information to key stakeholders at all levels.

Strong negotiation skills are essential; having CIPS would have advantageous.

Working within a close-knit team, this is a high profile role within the business with personal development opportunities, including direct engagement with director-level stakeholders. You will the opportunity to work closely with other teams, including, legal, financial, regulatory, operational and market experts.

If you are interested in this fantastic career opportunity please apply with your CV online or call Adam Roughton at Procurement People to discuss further.

How To Apply

Click APPLY at the foot of this page, or call 0121-272 8260 (Birmingham) or 0207 092 1849 (London) quoting the job reference number

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