Description We’ve connected millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use since 1990. But the world has grown, becoming more urban, complex and connected than ever before. So we’ve changed too. We know we can’t stand still or be complacent, so we’re planning, innovating and working to remain as vital and relevant as ever before. Join us and you’ll help us build the energy systems of tomorrow. Join us and be at the heart of energy. About the role As the Contract Manager you will develop, define and achieve sound contractual partnering arrangements, deploying appropriate professional teams to support the arrangements and leading on negotiations to maximise National Grid’s commercial advantage and ensuring suppliers perform to the contractual agreements. Supporting the development and implementation of appropriate commercial strategies, you will play a central role in eliminating preventable value loss and ensuring contract delivery. You will design and maintaining best in class contract management processes and provide specialist commercial support to other teams / projects within as and when required for specific projects with which they are involved. About you You will have a Degree or equivalent and experience of setting up, negotiating and managing supplier contractual arrangements. With customer management experience and a strong track record of influencing customers and partner organisations, you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be capable of leading and influencing a large devolved team. You will have the ability to analyse KPIs and contract data, and to manage contract performance and support commercial decision making. Who we are At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow.