Contracts Manager


  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
  • Location: London
  • Contract type: Permanent

Emma Timothy


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This is a massive step up the career ladder – a fantastic opportunity with a prestigious company.

Our client is one of the largest residential property companies in the UK, with a strong presence in the UK and Europe. They are looking for a Contracts Manager to work closely with their Supply Chain Partners to form a compliant supply chain that meets both the company and customer needs and delivers value for money.

The successful candidate will lead monthly main contractor and sub-contractor review meetings ensuring adherence to company standards, and will be adept at monitoring performance against contract KPIs. They will manage the mobilisation of new contracts and stabilising new suppliers will be critical to this role and overall success. The Contracts Manager will be mobile, working and managing relationships at all of the client’s operational locations and offices.

The successful candidate will have a robust approach and an ability to challenge the status quo in order to implement continuous service improvements and efficiency.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing suppliers in line with company ethos
  • Regular monitoring of supplier performance against the applicable bench marked criteria and KPIs, closely monitoring performance.
  • Identifying areas of positive/ negative trends in performance and implementing changes where needed
  • Attending contractor meetings (both informal and formal).
  • Ensuring that the supply chain is compliant.
  • Ensuring change requests deliver continued value for money
  • Managing contract disputes, withholding of payments.
  • Acting as a second line complaint investigator.
  • Project Management of regional and national repairs and maintenance contracts
  • Contract and specification review and drafting
  • Cost control, cost and invoice reconciliation
  • VFM analysis of supply chain
  • Sample checking of invoices/payments/quality of works on site
  • Responding to unplanned and emergency maintenance needs, sometimes at short notice and out of hours
  • Providing out of hours support and advice

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience.

  • Service experience both the provider and client side of the housing repairs and maintenance industry.
  • Understanding of Property Investment and Management within the Private Sector
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a large and complex service relationship, using influencing and negotiating skills and contract management tools such as KPIs.
  • Strong residential property and ideally asset management experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant Landlord and Tenant Act and Housing Acts
  • An understanding of best practice and emerging trends in the Private Rented Sector
  • Procurement experience, including contract and specification writing
  • Project Management skills
  • QS/Cost Control knowledge
  • Financial literacy to enable the identification and analysis of business opportunities and contribution to the preparation and analysis of business cases.
  • Good technical knowledge of construction and repair/refurbishment of residential property.
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and a strong team player
  • Full UK driving licence is essential.
  • Based in London/ability to travel nationally

The role is paying up to £55,000 for the right candidate.

If you believe you are apt for the role, I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Emma at Deverell Smith today.

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