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Contract Manager, Supplier Relationship Manager, Vendor Manager

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

  • Greenfield Contract Management Opportunity
  • Varied category options - a role to suit your strenghts

About Our Client

We're working with a recently established business who have quickly become one of the UKs leading transport and distribution companies.

Job Description

  • Engage with internal stakeholders to build close trusted relationships and to ensure a full understanding of expected outcomes
  • Communicate contract related issues and to understand and act upon any concerns raised
  • Ensure a complete understanding of all contracts assigned, including the products/services being bought, pricing, processes, opportunities and risks
  • Develop a commercial contract management strategy, including the development and deployment of a contract management toolkit
  • Monitor spend, risk, performance and contract obligations through KPI's and SLA's, across a portfolio of contracts within a category
  • Manage and collaborate with stakeholders to complete contract close outs, extensions and renewals.
  • Ensure the Contract database is kept up to date and plans are in place for continuity of supply for all contracts approaching expiry/renewal
  • Establish, maintain and grow supplier relationships by serving as a single point of contact for contractual matters
  • Ensure that risks are identified and that mitigation actions are defined and managed
  • Effective use of contract analysis to establish and implement initiatives that can unlock in-contract value
  • Effective use of contract portfolio analysis to identify opportunities to work closer with strategic suppliers, improve processes or work differently to create additional value for the business and its stakeholders
  • Act as a role model for the company's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with the company's ways of working, such as encouraging and supporting others
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

The Successful Applicant

  • At least 5 years' experience in commercial management, ideally within a regulated business and / or within the UK rail industry

    Your skills and experience will include:

  • Strong knowledge of contract development and management
  • Knowledge of procurement processes, including relevant regulatory requirements (e.g. OJEU and Public Contracts Regulations)
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong ability to engage and manage stakeholders
  • Experience in driving innovation and change
  • UK rail industry and/or capital programme knowledge and experience is an advantage
  • Proven experience in managing large value complex contracts
  • Public sector experience would be an advantage
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong people skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team

What's on Offer

As well as a generous £50,000 - £60,000 basic salary, our client are happy to offer:

- 20% bonus

- 36 Days holiday +/- 2 bought or sold

- 6/12% pension contribution

- Flexible, Remote home working


More Info / Apply

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