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Indirects Contract Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsEssex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted14 November 2018

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This is an exciting opportunity to take join a global procurement function as the indirects contract manager based out of Harlow. In this role you will be managing a range of contracts across a number of different categories, you will be tasked with building strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders whilst identifying new opportunities in the lifecyle of the contract.

Client Details

My client is a global leading FTSE 250 Chemical Manufacturer based in Harlow, they have a number of sites across Europe and they are very ambitious in their growth plans and development. As a indirects contract manager you will have touch points across a number of different business disciplines and will be able to see what really makes the business run. My client sees the development of their staff as a big priority and are willing to invest in the development of their staff.


The key responsibilities of the indirects contract manager are:-

  • manage and ensure that value is delivered from the strategic indirect contracts (travel, mobiles, fleet, MRO, waste, FM)

  • Ensure that the savings and value from contracts are delivered and suppliers and service levels are effectively managed
  • Develop key stakeholders relationships to ensure compliance with the perferred supplier agreements and be the first point of contact
  • To support supplier relationship activities such as: review meetings, improvement actions, escalations process, SLAs performance
  • To receive and manipulate supplier management information and reports to provide insights on savings opportunities and manage action plans
  • To operationalise new supplier arrangements and systems, for example being a system power user (end-user support for booking tools, suppliers portals etc) and escalation point for billing queries


The successful indirects contract manager will:-

  • Have good knowledge and experience of contract management and/or procurement (across areas such as travel, mobiles, fleet, MRO, waste, FM)
  • Be a self-starter, proven ability to work self directed, drive results and prioritise work activities
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, team player and able to deal with diverse and demanding workload
  • Good written and verbal communication skills able to produce concise reports suitable for Exec level communications

  • IT literate and have experience of using the Microsoft Business Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), particularly excel (Pivots, V-look-ups, conditional formatting. charts)

Job Offer

This is an excellent indirects contract manager in Harlow for an ambitious procurement professional who wants to develop and grow their career. The business and role offers a wide scope of opportunity to see how a number of different business disciplines work and how procurement can really add value to these business areas.

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