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  • Job reference: RMS0126972

Contracts Specialist

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/08/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world’s leading management and construction consultants.

The Role:
The aim of this role is to assist the other Contract Specialists in the day to day tender/contract management/contract close out activities across a prescribed workstream
The objective of the role is to support the successful performance of the assigned portfolio or programme/project., through the delivery of the Clients contractual obligations and the optimum provision of goods and services from the supply chain including all aspects of procurement, supply chain management, strategy development, price analysis, negotiation, contract placement and management

To mentor and develop support staff within the assigned portfolio or programme/project workscope where appropriate.
To a CO or SCS for the contribution to Commercial Directorate (CD) activity within defined, scope, schedule and cost:
To establish, collate and conduct the initial analysis of forecasts of the demand requirements and ensure that individual procurement activities are effectively undertaken to meet their needs.
To ensure contract and supply chain strategies are adhered to within their portfolio of work.
That commercial risks identified are managed and mitigated where possible.
To protect the Company’s legal interests
To challenge demand requirements to ensure value for money sourcing.
To manage the sourcing, assessment, selection and award of contracts.
To assist in ensuring value added commercial and financial contract management techniques and controls are deployed on contracts through to contractual close-out.
To assist in the maintenance of procurement activity records, reports and system data are completed accurately and to agreed timescales.
To obtain, monitor and provide feedback on contractor/supplier performance against the contract(s) and where applicable build measures into contract improvement plans.     
To ensure consistent application and implementation of CD policy, procedures and governmental requirements.
To assist the CO or SCS in managing key stakeholder relationships, including the Clients and other identified stakeholder issues relative to the assigned portfolio or programme/project workscope as identified by the CO or SCS.
To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements, including promoting a “safety culture” (both within the Client and the Supply Chain).
To contribute to the delivery of significant and sustained improvements in the discharge of these accountabilities.
To promote open and transparent competition throughout the supply chain.
To provide commercial support and advice to internal customers.

To the Commercial Director, for the Client for exercising individual financial delegated authority.
To establish priorities for CD activity within assigned portfolio.
To supervise Contract Assistants engaged in CD activity within assigned portfolio or programme/project workscope
To deputise for CO or SCS when necessary.
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