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  • Job reference: RMS0223661

Contracts Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/03/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
This role will report directly to our Administration Manager. The position will be based at Norwich
with travel to our clients other sites as operationally required. The successful candidate will provide sound
commercial advice to contract sponsors and users and ensure the company maximises the economic
benefits from the services provided by it Contractors. You will be confident and self-motivated and
have good analytical and problem solving skills. As you will be representing the company our client expect
a high level of integrity and a professional manner in dealing with contractors and third parties

Key accountabilities include:
 Lead a team of contract specialists to provide the best commercial guidance to contract
sponsors, ensuring value for money is optimised.
 Advise, guide and support contract users on the fundamental principles and processes to
adopt when developing and implementing contracting strategies
 Draft and compile requests for information, requests for proposal, invitations to tender,
tender evaluation and contract documents in a clear, detailed proactive manner with the
objective of minimising claims and disputes
 Ensure tendering, bid clarifications and tender evaluations are carried out consistently and
 Support contract users in the resolution of commercial and contractual issues with
contractors including review of terms and conditions of contract in collaboration with
company's legal, risk and insurance specialists
 Prepare recommendations to management for award and execution of a variety of contracts
 Take ownership and act with the authority of the nominated company commercial
representative to maintain a designated portfolio of contracts.
 Liaise with company's procurement department to optimise the procurement strategy and
ensure full compliance with company procedures
 Liaise with group contract department to access group frame agreements.
 Support contract users in commercial negotiations with contractors
 Draft and issue contract letters and notices when required
 Establish systems for contractor performance management

Key Skills:
 A flexible, team player, able to work effectively in a dynamic environment alongside
different disciplines
 Delivery driven and able to work with a high degree of self-initiative and integrity
 A creative thinker, well-motivated with a proven delivery record
 An effective communicator at all levels of management both internally and externally
 High degree of commercial acumen and awareness
 Developing and presenting effective contracting strategies

 Previous experience in the oil and gas industry would be advantageous
 Qualified to degree level or able to demonstrate equivalent practical experience
 Working knowledge of LOGIC or similar style standard contracts
 Working knowledge of BIMCO forms
 Proficient in IT toolkit including MS word and Excel

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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