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Strategic Contracts Manager

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 26/04/2018 12:00
£53,541 per annum
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Executive / Managerial
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Closing date:
26 Apr

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This job is closed for applications.

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This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

This post is based at the centre of the council in the Resources Directorate which has key responsibility for managing the council’s money and people as well as ensuring that democratic decisions are well informed and legally sound.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Resources Directorate for a Strategic Contracts Manager. This a new post which will play a key role in delivering savings and ensuring that we achieve maximum value for money across the organisation when awarding and managing contracts.

The successful candidate will undertake an initial review to identify potential savings from high value contracts where significant reductions might be most effectively achieved and take the lead role in implementing a strategic approach to contract management across the authority. This will involve a review of contracting and contract management arrangements generally, forming proposals for implementation which will ensure that appropriate commercial and performance management, contract process management (including risk management), supplier relationship management and governance is in place and applied over the life of all contracts.

The role will include working collaboratively across the whole Council, the Procurement Team and/or other specialist services as necessary, assisting with the development of, and utilising, best practice arrangements for the development and on-going maintenance of the strategic relationships between the Council and the Contractors and/or Sub-contractors as appropriate and that robust performance management is in place across the Council and applied over the life of relevant contracts.

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience in contract management who can also demonstrate negotiation skills at the highest level, with the capability to implement best practice in terms of the Council’s approach to managing its relationship with a wide range of contractors and sub-contractors.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous staff benefits and discounts, including a lease car scheme.

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