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Senior Contract Manager

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted25 July 2017

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Senior Contract manager required for a client located near Westminster.

The role is responsible for managing a portfolio of contracts to deliver value and manage risk over the full contract lifecycle. The portfolio may span a range of contracts or include a single large contracts for complex services where there may be a high degree of interdependency with the supplier.

The job holder will be expected to support key supplier relationships with the Senior Contract Business Owners (SBCO) and ensure that plans are implemented to encourage innovation, maintain a robust performance management regime, and ensure adequate investment by the business areas in Contract, Supplier and Service management.

This role will require cross functional working, not only with business areas and suppliers but with other areas of Commercial such as Procurement (on contract start and exit) and Commercial Hub.


  • Develop tailored strategies for individual contracts to ensure delivery of the goods or services at the standards, performance and cost as agreed in the contract, and provide clarity on commercial dependencies and obligations on all parties.
  • Be accountable for all contract changes, ensuring that change management processes are followed and that the commercial consequences of change are properly controlled.
  • Identify and mitigate commercial risk and maintain a risk management plan for each contract, ensuring that significant risks are escalated senior management. Monitor suppliers and supply markets relevant to the contracts in scope, identifying threats or opportunities and progressing these through to a conclusion. Develop and maintain robust and implementable contingency plans for critical contracts.
  • Working with Procurement, develop a transition plan before contract award to ensure smooth migration to the new supplier and the timely implementation of enabling resources and processes.
  • Align contract management processes with wider organisational governance processes, operational boards, Primary Service Level Agreements, and risk structures.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience of pro-actively managing complex contractual change (customer or vendor side)
  • Experience working in High value programmes
  • Contract exit management / transition experience
  • Well versed in identifying and migrating commercial risk
  • Ideally MCIPS or IACCM Qualified

Please apply now to find out more.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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