Contracts & Supplier Relationship Manager Job In Reading

Contracts & Supplier Relationship Manager

  • £60000 - £70000 per annum
  • Posted: 20/02/2018
  • Reading
  • Job Ref: 191103630
  • Permanent

Job Details

Commercial Contracts and Supplier Relationship Manager We are currently seeking a driven individual to lead and develop the contract management of approx. 100 agreements for our clients' group & retail business units; with a value in excess of £250m. Leading a small team of Contract Managers, you will identify and develop robust commercial and contract management strategies, drive value and innovation and ensure improved performance from the team and suppliers. This challenging role will give you the autonomy to proactively seek better opportunities to share best practice within the wider business to enhance the customer experience, and drive better value for money whilst identifying and mitigating risks. You will be working on contracts that relate to the support group and retail business unit, which includes professional services, consultancy agreements, HR contracts and more. Day to day this will involve: - Maximising contract performance by forming effective and professional relationships with supplier representatives and the wider business. - Monitoring commercial deliverables of contracts, identify and act upon opportunities to drive successful business outcomes - Working with sourcing, legal, treasury and health and safety on behalf of contract management in relation to all contracts; building appropriate relationships, influencing procurement policy and strategy where appropriate. - Supporting the management of contractual financial arrangements and the financial performance of partners, highlighting any areas of risk or opportunity, along with strategic plans to develop suppliers. - Regular review of financial actuals to budget forecast with finance, reporting and acting upon performance KPIs and communication of risk / opportunity to senior managers You will be responsible for ensuring the contracts continue to meet the business needs, deliver savings, drive innovation and undertake re-negotiations, variations and dispute resolution where appropriate. You will be commercially aware, with strong negotiation and influencing skills and a delivery focused mindset. Skills and Experience: - Strong experience of improving and driving innovation within contract and supplier management - Good understanding of contract law and a proven history of dealing with difficult negotiations - Experience dealing with conflicting priorities & difficult situations - Good working knowledge of OJEU regulations - CIPS Qualified Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is required If this sounds like your next career opportunity then please click on the apply button on this page, or contact Clare Choytooa at Pertemps Managed Solutions on 01189 207 0830 or at for further information.