Procurement Heads

Junior Contracts Manager

£28-32,000 + free parking + ample procurement exposure
16 Aug 2019
30 Sep 2019
Specialist Area
Contracts Manager
Full Time

A well-known SME shipping company highly praised by employees is working on several exciting projects and is looking for a junior contracts manager to join the business. Initially a 12 FTC with a view to becoming a permanent opportunity, you will be managing the contracts across all categories, within a popular, fast-paced industry. This role is attractive because you will have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you wish so if you have a willingness to learn then this company is willing to teach.

As Junior Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing purchasing agreements as directed to make recommendations for appropriate courses of action to improve performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Working with stakeholders across all areas of the company to generate specifications for work packages and to tender requirements as appropriate
  • Analysing existing areas of uncontracted spend and recommending appropriate courses of action and implement where appropriate.
  • Reviewing purchasing categories as directed to aggregate departmental requirements, rationalising suppliers and recommending areas for implementation or renegotiation of contracts
  • Effectively managing the addition of new suppliers in accordance with the company’s requirements and to minimise risk
  • Supporting business units and project teams in effective sourcing activities through early purchasing involvement as directed.
  • Ad-hoc procurement project throughout the business as directed

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent planning and time management skills.
  • Good Judgement and decision making
  • Customer-focused with effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical with good data skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Self-motivated with drive and creativity
  • PC literate with experience of Microsoft Office

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Some exposure to contract management and/or some exposure to purchasing processes
  • A technical understanding of Procurement
  • Graduates with a degree in Procurement or Supply Chain are welcome to apply
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience is desirable
  • A passion for Procurement, an enthusiastic and driven attitude with a willingness to learn.

Benefits of the Junior Contracts Manager role include:

  • A dynamic working environment with no shortage of opportunity
  • Extensive exposure and experience in contract management and supplier management
  • An insight into all relevant procurement categories, e.g. Fleet, People, Maintenance, Food and Beverage
  • Free car parking
  • Free foot passage for commuting purposes if based on IOW