Contract Manager

Calderbridge, Seascale
£52,518 - £64,233
27 Mar 2019
11 May 2019
VN 05 19
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Role Description

The Waste Portfolio Commercial team requires a Contract Manager to lead, direct and develop the Waste Management Services Framework Agreements and Contracts.

This will involve managing a team, providing leadership, expert advice, guidance and direction to the Commercial team, Waste Management Services (WMS) team and the wider LLWR business.

Ensuring LLWR delivers the services, manages new and residual commercial risks, and realises opportunities and benefits through the Waste Services Frameworks and Contracts suppliers and customers.

The appointed individual will ensure the consistent application of the contract and commercial management disciplines within the Waste Management Services and lead in enhancing and developing the frameworks & contracts.

The role would report into the Head of Procured Services, but must maintain a close working relationship with the Head of WMS, WMS’ Customer and Operations team and any programmes or projects which support the wider LLWR business.


Ensuring the generation of contract and commercial management deliverables, including some reporting against progress to the Head of Procured Services, to the wider LLWR business and Stakeholders. Leading and managing a team and providing guidance to assist them in the delivery of services to LLWR standards and expectations. Manage the identification, analysis, and management of contract and commercial risks, issues, and assumptions. Manage and advise on the application of further competitions, co-ordination & assessment of tender documentation and producing recommendation for award, (framework terms are based on NEC3 Term Service Contract). Ensure contract and commercial management of new service projects placed through the services framework during engagement. Provide support and guidance to both internal parties and external customers and suppliers. Lead on service project transition and development of standardised service project documentation (e.g. service quotations, plans, risk registers). Lead in the establishment of new supplier relationships and appropriately strengthen and maintain existing relationships. Providing support to the Customer and Direct Services teams Set and monitor personal and team performance objectives.

Manage and assist the review of the C&CM Internal management systems to align with, and cope with, new service requirements for contract management and the wider LLWR business

Essential Skills/ Qualifications

Strong commercial & contract awareness and able to demonstrate experience in public sector purchasing & contract management. Ability to manage and lead a team of individuals. Experience of establishing & maintaining suitable supplier relationships. Excellent organisational & time management skills and able to work independently and prioritise workloads under pressure. Able to communicate effectively with employees and suppliers at all levels in order to provide an effective service. Strong written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills will be required. Experience of leading or clear involvement in complex business programmes. Able to establish and then strengthen strong professional relationships between LLWR employees and our supply chain in order to support and achieve LLWR’s strategic objectives. Mature and measured personal presence and belief to influence and work with personnel in a fast moving service delivery environment, with many competing priorities and strong personalities. Experience of public procurement regulations, or alternative structured procurement system, to support the further competition processes. Good IT proficiency, including use of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable Skills/ Qualifications

Degree (minimum 2:2) with relevant experience. Professional qualifications in relevant field and/or suitable relevant experience in contract management covering a range of services. MCIPS / RICS NEC3 term service contract. Complex service contract mobilisation & management. Full UK driver’s license. Security Clearance.