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Senior Contract Specialist

Posted 9 May by Fusion People Ltd Easy Apply Ended
This role for a Senior Contract Specialist has been released on a temporary basis for 3 months initially

Main Duties:

* Work flexibly and collaboratively across structural boundaries in support of key outcomes.
* Thinking creatively, challenging the norms, and constructively challenging those around them to ensure continuous improvement and commercial astuteness.
* Take responsibility for identifying and actioning areas of risk including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Business Continuity.
* Accountability for the commercial performance of a portfolio of the Council's Strategic and Critical PFI contracts.
* Establish accurate monitoring and reporting of contract cost, performance, risk and any other relevant commercial issues. This will include leading the programme of strategic contract review meetings and briefing/presenting to internal/external senior stakeholders as required.
* Ensure suppliers achieve the performance standards set out in their contracts.
* Plan and lead the negotiation of commercial issues/changes to the contract to meet new business requirements or contractual disputes delivering optimal commercial outcomes at an appropriate level of risk.
* Ensure suppliers have adequate controls in place to address safeguarding, data protection and other sensitive issues.
* Work with Finance to ensure that appropriate tracking and reporting mechanisms are in place to capture the financial benefits being realised through the contract.
* Manage any commercial risks through the development and implementation of appropriate contingency plans.
* Provide commercial support and advice to both internal and external stakeholders regarding any contractual matters.
* Contribute to keeping policies, procedures, documents and workflows up-todate.
* Contribute to an effective Commissioning and Commercial Cycle through sharing appropriate contract performance and risk information in a timely manner with key stakeholders.
* Support operational and transactional contract managers across the allocated Directorate with meeting their contract management objectives.
* Efficiently and effectively manage contract change with support from the
3 Commercial Contract Manager and Advisor.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

* Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification such as MCIPS or MIACCM
* A demonstrable track record of managing strategic contracts in a large dynamic, fast moving, complex, business critical environment. This should include the ability to define, measure and improve key elements of supplier performance
* A track record of delivering continuous improvement in large, strategic partnership arrangements resulting in cost and service benefits
* Comprehensive negotiation skills appropriate to multi million pound contracts Knowledge of contract law and implementing contract and supply agreements
* Knowledge of the roles of commissioning, procurement, SRM and contract management in the successful delivery of services at an organisation the scale and complexity of Cornwall Council
* Knowledge of legislation specific to public sector procurement and contracting arrangements
* Knowledge of the issues of working in a political environment, skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives and taking a pan-organisational perspective
* Experience of financial management, risk management and the principles of effective project management

Please send your most updated CV to Grant Wilson by clicking apply now.

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