Senior Contract Manager

180.00 - 230.00 GBP Daily + GBP180 - GBP230/day
09 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Senior Contracts Manager wanted!

We are looking for a long term strategic hire to be part of a large organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the creation, negotiation, execution and management of supplier contracts in the Global Strategic Sourcing organization.

The Senior Contract Manager is responsible for:

Developing sourcing plans based upon a strong technical knowledge of clients' needs for products/services in order to provide counsel to the business units on effective supply chain solutions
Leading commercial negotiations with Suppliers for high value contracts that minimize risk. If any risk exists, ensure that it has been reviewed and accepted by the client organization
Working cross-functionally and interfacing with other business groups throughout the Corporation to leverage existing suppliers against business unit needs.
Developing and maintaining Supplier relationships and performance ensuring the Client's interests are protected.
Providing professional services in assigned areas of influence and impact (Commodity, Team, Process or MoW responsibility).
Leading and supporting Executive concurrence process to support decisions, in line with appropriate the Client's Schedule of Authorization.
Managing and enhancing all commercial aspects of the commodity with key relationship owners, ensuring global alignment, synergies and strategies are maintained to highest professional standard
Managing contracts and contractual relationships with suppliers to ensure the highest levels of rigour are employed to support and protect the Client's business and operations
Maintaining appropriate data / information systems to support processes
Main Activities include:

Negotiate and execute, or support implementation of, product, service and resale contracts:

Work within multifunctional teams, taking responsibility for all negotiations with suppliers and partners concerning the provision of product, services and resale ability;
Provide a single point of contact between the Client's and key suppliers to effectively manage contractual and performance issues on key supplier contracts;
Manage contractual changes in interface, scope, deliverables and SLA;
Manage resolution of performance issues with suppliers.
Management and enhancement of global pricing

Manage Supplier Contracts:

Manage and implement cost saving initiatives to improve performance against budget and revenue enablement;
Implement processes to measuring performance of Strategic Suppliers
Manage escalations to ensure timely resolutions mitigating risk to the business
Manage the timely renewal of recurring contracts versus business requirements.

Act as Team Lead to Senior Contract Managers and clients:

Engage each individual in the Team and encourage him or her to communicate.
Promote environments in which, the Team can observe and experiment.

Key Skills:

Strong Negotiator
Leadership, communication (oral and written to all audiences, including executives) and interpersonal skills
Global awareness
Teamwork & customer focus
Understanding of complex contractual terms & conditions
Strong business management skills and Analytical approach to issues
Ability to manage workload and delegation management skills
Structured, process orientated approach
Ability to improve processes by learning lessons from resolving day-to-day issues
Self Starter
Legal Background or contracting experience
Project Management
Fluent in English (second language a plus)

Minimum of 5 years experience in management of international and multi-national strategic supplier relationships or procurement
Bachelor's/University Degree or equivalent in Business Management, Procurement, finance or related field, Masters degree a plus
Be a Certified Purchasing Manager or hold the grade of Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS), via examination or Legal Degree.
Business and cost management experience
Good technical knowledge of telecommunications industry
Familiar with working in international teams and management across functions
Interested? Then please contact Gregory on (phone number removed) and we can discuss the details