Portfolio Contract Manager

Posted 12 November by Pontoon
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Contract Manager

Warwick

6 Months

The Portfolio Contracts Manager leads a team of Contracts Managers in the development, definition and reinforcement of value enhancing contractual partnering arrangements. Deploying appropriate professional teams to support the arrangements and leading on negotiations to maximize commercial advantage and ensuring suppliers perform to the contractual agreements. Supporting the development and implementation of appropriate commercial strategies, playing a central role in eliminating preventable value loss, delivering "in life" contract management savings based on 3% of annual contract spend and ensuring contract delivery for key stakeholders including contracts that are critical to UK Operations.

  • Leads a team of Contract Managers in the development, definition and reinforcement of value enhancing contractual partnering arrangements.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to execute all contracts through conception to completion. Assessing contract risks and executing mitigation plans ensuring opportunities to drive value are leveraged and that risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Provide the commercial lead on supplier contract, providing commercial leadership and expertise across a range of contracts as required to maximise the efficiency and value of contracts.
  • Proactively identify, build and maintain strong strategic partnerships with suppliers in order to understand and influence external opinion and maintain a strong reputation.
  • Partner with and coach suppliers to encourage new entrants to the market to ensure availability of equipment of an appropriate standard, cost basis and quality to meet demand.
  • Lead on implementation of a Supplier/Contractor Performance and Monitoring process, reporting on contract performance and escalating where needed.
  • Lead on the commercial management of development contracts, providing expertise and experience in order to determine and agree contractual requirements that will out-turn within budget and deliver against business objectives, ensuring they comply with relevant policies and procedures and drive maximum and mutual benefit for the business.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to execute all contracts through conception to completion. Assessing contract risks and executing mitigation plans ensuring opportunities to drive value are leveraged and that risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Provide the commercial lead on supplier contract, providing commercial leadership and expertise across a range of contracts as required to maximise the efficiency and value of contracts.
  • Proactively identify, build and maintain strong strategic partnerships with suppliers in order to understand and influence external opinion and maintain a strong reputation.
  • Partner with and coach suppliers to encourage new entrants to the market to ensure availability of equipment of an appropriate standard, cost basis and quality to meet demand.
  • Lead on implementation of a Supplier/Contractor Performance and Monitoring process, reporting on contract performance and escalating where needed.
  • Lead on the commercial management of development contracts, providing expertise and experience in order to determine and agree contractual requirements that will out-turn within budget and deliver against business objectives, ensuring they comply with relevant policies and procedures and drive maximum and mutual benefit
  • Leads a team of Contract Managers in the development, definition and reinforcement of value enhancing contractual partnering arrangements.

Experience

  • Breadth and depth of contract management knowledge, including understanding key commercial, regulatory and economic drivers for driving greater value from contractual arrangements
  • Ability to analyse KPIs and contract data, to manage contract performance and support commercial decision making and summarise key messages for a senior audience
  • Strong track record of building external relationships to drive and deliver commercial value and to improve supplier performance in £multi-million contracts
  • Track record of building and enhancing business relationships with key internal senior stakeholders
  • Developing and managing assurance processes in a commercial environment, ensuring that risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Experience in both decision making in commercial and/or technical roles that have positively impacted on business performance.
  • Experience in evaluating supplier capabilities to meet the UK business requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Comfortable communicating with impact to a wide cross section of the business including senior management.
  • Directing/Leading discussions/negotiations, steering agendas, challenging the status quo and effectively delivering difficult messages to parties inside and outside the business.
  • Experience of setting up, negotiating and managing complex supplier contractual arrangements.

Reference: 36585284

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