Contract Relationship Manager


  • £40000 - £46000 per annum
  • Posted: 10/10/2017
  • Reading
  • Job Ref: 748100699
  • Permanent

Job Details

The largest water and waste-water services company in the UK is seeking an experience Relationship Manager to join its expanding team based in central Reading, Berkshire.

You will receive a competitive salary of up to £46,000 and a great package which includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more.

This company provides the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day, it supplies 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and its 350-sewage treatment works to treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. This high-profile role is at the forefront of an exciting time of change as the team is embedded within the business and brings technical expertise closer to the front line. You will be exposed to varied transformation projects across the sludge stream such as energy generation, energy consumption and chemical / de-watering and directly contribute to the success.

The role of Contract Relationship Manager will be to establish, maintain and manage contracts for the inventory and logistical delivery for wholesale water and wastewater services. The successful Contract Relationship Manager will be responsible for contract management of circa £60m per annum of logistics contracts.

You will ensure continuous improvement in how we manage both our supply chain and logistical movement to drive down radial distances and fuel costs.

Why apply?

The Contract Relationship Manager will also provide contract support for the creation of a one stop shop logistics centre that will ensure delivery of the equipment and resources our front line teams need to carry out their jobs.

This unique opportunity will enable the successful applicant to play a major part in the delivery of these changes, by developing innovative contracts to support the overall strategy.

If you have a background within contracts management within a logistics or construction background then this could be the perfect role for you!

The role of the Contract Relationship Manager will include:

Negotiation of contracts for wholesale service logistics and management of processes to ensure contracts are appropriately executed.

Managing a budget of up to 50m.

Day-to-day management and change of contracts and management of contract governance.

Monitoring contract performance with robust KPIs and performance management.

Management of wholesale customer relationships and engagement.

Management of contractual disputes and determinations.

Implementing contractual strategies which meet the business needs, undertaking re-negotiations where appropriate.

Developing contracts for new services in conjunction with the wholesale managers.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00 (36 hours per week).

What skills are we looking for?
The client are seeking an individual with a strong technical understanding of commercial and contract management, a keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical / numerical skills and an ability to communicate information and influence key stakeholders to all levels.

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced logistics or contract manager, with a robust background in customer-facing engagement. Strong negotiation skills are essential, and experience in sell-side negotiations would be an advantage.

A strong background in managing construction or logistics based contracts for large organisations is essential for this role.