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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Commercial Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £29000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kate Garrett

  • Contact email:

    kate.garrett@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KG2199_1569595789

Butler Ross are working closely a leading services business based in Portsmouth to support them with the recruitment of a Procurement and Contract Specialist. In this business, the team is quite new, so this role plays a crucial part in the development of the procurement function. You will work closely with all internal functions to create a centralised contract framework, support in reviewing and negotiating contracts and always ensure that compliance targets are met.

Main responsibilities of the Contract Manager

  • Work closely with all internal functions to create a centralised contract framework
  • Support in reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Always ensure that compliance targets are met
  • Successfully maintain the contracts register
  • Work closely with the legal team to make sure that all procurement policies and procedures are fully compliant and align with all frameworks

Skills & Experience required of the Contract Manager

  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Sourcing experience - you need to understand the full end to end procurement process
  • Strong commercial acumen - these suppliers are sometimes very challenging
  • Excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal/negotiation skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and the ability to prioritise - this role is very reactive
  • Studying towards CIPS would be advantageous. Legal qualifications would also be considered

This role would suit a Contract Officer, Contract Administrator, Contract Specialist of Contract Manager who is looking to develop their career.