Senior Contracts Manager

Senior Contracts Manager

  • Location

    Hertfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development, Technical Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £651 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Harker

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Senior Contracts Manager

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum + package (inc. monthly bonus structure)

Location: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

Capstone are currently recruiting on behalf of an ambitious, growing sub-contractor specialising in the design, supply and installation of cladding. They are seeking a highly motivated, committed, positive and collaborative individual to join their expanding team. This position has become vacant due to internal promotion alongside a high volume of project work and an expanding contract portfolio. The Contracts Manager will report directly to the General Manager and sit within the management team.

It is essential you have a passion for continuous improvement, together with the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to successfully undertake this senior and influential role. You will line manage a small but busy team of Project Managers and assistants enabling them to deliver multiple project portfolios to our customers - mainly contractors and developers in the new-build residential and other construction markets.

You will need to focus on supporting the Project Managers to deliver numerous projects within tight deadlines, contractual constraints, and budgets to ensure we meet customer expectations. You will take responsibility for allocating projects, senior level reporting and the development of your team empowering them to deliver great customer service, continuous improvement of processes, performance indicators and supply chain management.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A minimum of five years' contracts management experience within a construction-based environment, including contractual and commercial negotiations
    * The line management of a multi-disciplined team within a complex environment
    * Project Management Qualification desirable
    * CSCS card
    * Driving licence

Key Responsibilities:
* Line manage a small but busy team of Project Managers and assistants
* Manage a portfolio of contracts up to a combined value of £10M
* Undertake compliance checks on contracts at bid stage to manage our contractual risk
* Monitor the progress, spend and performance reporting of contracts, monitoring performance plans to maximising profit on each project
* Proactively monitor and mitigate risks associated with the company contract portfolio
* Allocation of resource and assistance in the Contracts Team
* Implementation and support of a training plan for our installation teams
* Managing formal disputes
* Review financial standing of suppliers on an ongoing basis and manage any resulting actions
* Ad hoc support to high-profile projects
* Developing and using an on-site quality assurance system

* Experience of contract management in a sub-contracting business
* Analytical, commercial, and negotiating skills
* Project planning, estimating, budgeting & cost control
* Ability to manage contract risk and understanding of different forms of contract and risk allocation
* Strong understanding of Project Management methodologies and the ability to coach others in these methodologies
* Governance, assurance & compliance
* Dispute resolution and negotiation skills
* Problem solving
* Leadership
* Ability to motivate and encourage others
* Effective planning, organisational, monitoring and reviewing skills
* Excellent communication both verbally and written with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with project stakeholders
* Be decisive and work well under pressure
* Emotional intelligence
* Great team player
* Critical thinker

If you are interested in the role and fit the above criteria, please call Celia Harker on 0203 757 5012 or email c.harker@capstone-recruitment.com

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