Commercial Manager (Contract Management)

Recruiter
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Ref
50178861
Contact
Kelly Morris
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Contract

SC Cleared Commercial Manager (Contract Management) - Basingstoke - 6 month contract

Currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager for a large IT company working on a defence project, due to the nature of the project the ideal candidate will hold an active and valid SC Clearance. The role will be based in Basingstoke on an initial 6 month contract.

The successful applicant will ideally be SC Cleared, be experienced in contract management particularly within the defence sector and be knowledgeable in contract law & contract writing within the defence sector. They will be responsible for maintaining the contractual integrity and legal compliance of the agreements, maintaining and building the customer relationships, preparing and negotiating bids for new parcels of work, dealing with all aspects of risk, issuing variations to change orders, for identifying and managing all aspects of risk, advising and managing claims, and will be expected to generate innovative commercial solutions that will enhance the delivery and management process.

The Role will be instrumental in supporting business development opportunities as well as securing commercial position's through transition and transformation.

The ideal candidate will poses;

  • 5 years plus Commercial/Contract experience. Proven track record of contract management, negotiation, disputes/mediation, drafting and strong relationship background.
  • Degree qualified in Business, Engineering or Law or similar with further business or academic qualifications
  • Strong commercial and business awareness together with detailed experience in complex contract management including diligent document control, reporting, drafting and preparation of claims and/or variations
  • Practical experience developing business proposals with the focus on developing attractive and compelling commercial agreements
  • Demonstrable ability to successfully conduct commercial contractual negotiations with Customers and Partners at both project and senior levels
  • Profound understanding of contract law, business accounts, accounting practices as well as current British and European legal frameworks and service/outsourcing contracts
  • Strong commercial acumen with the drive to succeed to achieve outstanding results
  • Comfortable in applying relevant tools and techniques to support decisions and thinking creatively about problems and problem solving solutions
  • Experienced in instilling a culture of collaboration and leading by example in actions, delivery and behaviours
  • Team leadership and management experience
  • Willingness to be vetted by UK Government to highest levels
  • Implementation of Contract management tools and procedures (including Obligation, Documentation and Change Management and Contract Awareness) to projects, so that commercial control is maintained throughout the project's lifetime.Management of the Risks and Opportunities Process and Database in conjunction with Operations.
  • Training, mentoring and influencing other community and wider team members Positively lead compliance with our internal directives, guidelines, procedures and policies as regards commercial practice in Project Execution.
  • Leadership in the provision of commercial and contractual direction, evaluation of Variation Orders and associated contract amendments.

The candidate will also have proactive strong commercial management skills, ability to deal with confrontation and help resolve or manage to a successful outcome for the Company. In-life management of commercial and contractual relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers (via Procurement), including conducting negotiations, issue/problem resolution.

Implementation of Contract management tools and procedures (including Obligation, Documentation, Change Management and Contract Awareness to projects, so that commercial control is maintained throughout the project's lifetime.

Leadership in the provision of commercial and contractual direction, evaluation of Variation Orders and associated contract amendments.

Management of the Risks and Opportunities Process and Database in conjunction with Operations.

Training, mentoring and influencing other community and wider team members Positively lead compliance with our internal directives, guidelines, procedures and policies as regards commercial practice in Project Execution.

Please feel free to get in contact for more information

SC Cleared Commercial Manager (Contract Management) - Basingstoke - 6 month contract