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Contracts Manager

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BS/3/VendMan_1531388686
Contact Name: Bhavna Sharma
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Contracts Manager



As the Contract Manager, you'll develop and maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the vendor management process for this successful telco organisation.

The Role:

  • Build and track specific performance against short, medium and long-term benefit, report and challenge vendor where necessary to stay on track
  • Instigating Service Improvement Plans if appropriate)
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to establish and facilitate the provision of forecasted/demand information to vendors on a regular and accurate basis
  • Provide support and input across the whole of the supplier/vendor management lifecycle - from the development of the partner strategies through tender management and the management of contract change
  • Have relevant technical expertise for the domain to objectively review
  • Using commercial and technical expertise, utilise problem solving skills and be able to collaborate with the Partners at the appropriate level to achieve outcomes within the framework of the contractual obligations
  • Provides a channel for users to request and receive standard services
  • Negotiates service level requirements and agrees service levels with technical teams
  • Monitors service delivery, identifies and implements actions to maintain or improve levels of service
  • Reviews service delivery to ensure that agreed targets are met cost effectively and prepares proposals to meet forecast changes in the level or type of service
  • Negotiates with relevant parties in respect of disruptions and major amendments to the provision of services.

Skills & Experience:

  • Leadership and managerial experience at a senior level demonstrating strong stakeholder relationship management
  • Demonstrates the ability to bring thought leadership to their area, decompose problems, collaborate, deliver sound decision making and communicate effectively
  • Proven ability to develop, coach and motivate people, recognise gaps and build plans to develop capability
  • Has clear experience of their domain with knowledge of technologies, frameworks and standards and how to successfully apply these, through improvement roadmaps, to drive incremental maturity improvements and outcomes
  • Understanding of marketing led/consumer brands and the importance of customer experience
  • Able to demonstrate working in a service orientated environment and the importance of this in product development
  • Able to advise on and support the creation of strategies and visions with a proven record of translating these into operational plans that maintain a people and customer experience focus
  • Will have a background on using insight and tracking performance to enable quality decision making, and will be able to articulate the benefits or drawbacks of such decisions
  • Proven record of working in an ambiguous, fast paced delivery environment showing an ability to handle ambiguity and differing speeds of change
  • Will be able to show experience of working across multi domains to take a more enterprise wide view
  • Will have clear experience of working in a role managing complex operations and changes whilst being accountable for their budgets and value realisation
  • Will have solid financial acumen
  • Background of working in a heavily partnered environment where delivery success is highly reliant on the capabilities of partners and the ability to support and deliver those outcomes together
  • Has previous experience of supporting the delivery of a set contract outcomes with a value of £10m to £15m p.a

If you would like to be considered for the role, please email your CV to - Suitable candidates will be contacted before shortlisting.

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