Contracts Manager

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Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £36,900 to £56,500 + 10% annual bonus & car allowance (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent Full Time Hours with Flexible working patterns available – 37 hours per week

The Role
Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager you will be responsible for the commercial management and administration of contracts to ensure successful delivery in accordance with all internal policies and procedures such as the Procurement Manual, Commercial Manual and the LCP Governance Framework Manual. Supports the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.

Your skills and Experience
You will understand and support the development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on a project(s) / contract(s).
Comply with all safety policies and procedures, promote safety and safe working practices both internally and externally to improve safety performance.
Providing a world class procurement and commercial service to internal customers including: -

- Identify supply chain cost reduction opportunities and improvements in the Procurement and Commercial process.
- Conduct sourcing events (if required) procuring at lowest cost of ownership and in accordance with the principle of efficiency and best value.  This includes covering all commercial, business and legal project risks in contracts and negotiating terms and conditions within own area of responsibility to ensure ongoing value for money throughout the lifetime of the contract.  
- Compile negotiate and award Call Off Contracts in accordance with terms and provisions of Agreements.  Managing the interface with suppliers/contractors and internal stakeholders to ensure value for money and appropriate commercial controls are embeded in all contracts.
- Deliver all project(s)/contract(s) within own area of responsibility and approved budget authorisations. 
- Manage all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.
- Responsible for ensuring compliance to all internal policies and procedures and audit requirements such as self-audits or compliance reviews.

What do I need? 
• Understands the financial aspects and implications of projects
- Aware of the commercial impact of decisions and the implications on procurement processes.
- Knowledge and experience of contract structure and documentation.
- Awareness of the processes relating to procurement strategy.
- If working for a Regulated Business Unit - Detailed knowledge of UK Utilities Contracts Regulations.
- Knowledge of relevant statutory and legal provisions.
- Detailed knowledge of Company procurement and commercial policies and procedures.
- Degree educated or equivalent direct entry to recognised appropriate professional body preferred. [If construction Contracts Manager then Quantity Surveying Degree required]
- Highly numerate with experience of interpreting numerical data
- Experience of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts
- Understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it.
- Highly developed drafting and writing skills.
- IT skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, Oracle Purchasing Systems.

Our Company
We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

Our Benefits
Lots of good things, including 34 days holidays (inclusive of public holidays), pension plans and paid volunteering days. Click here for a full breakdown;

Next Steps
Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.
Closing date for applications is: 30th August 2019

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