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Contract Manager

Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Closes: 22 Sep 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 521547659

As a Contracts Manager at HS2 you will provide contract management across HS2 Ltd's corporate contracts portfolio. HS2 have a growing portfolio of contracts, including both standard government forms and NEC3 contracts. The NEC3 form of contract embodies a strong procedural approach to support collaboration, discipline and control and HS2 Ltd must comply with statutory requirements along with relevant government policies to deliver value for money.

About the role:
  • The Contract Manager will report to the Senior Contract Manager. The main accountabilities will be to:
  • Manage a portfolio of corporate contracts up to a combined value of £60M.
  • Manage the progress of change requests through the company's governance structure, systems, processes and in association with other HS2 functions;
  • Proactively monitor and mitigates risks associated with their contract portfolio
  • Liaise with stakeholders with respect to the progress, spend and performance reporting of contracts, imposing and monitoring performance plans and Early Warnings where applicable
  • Managing formal disputes;
  • Undertake compliance checks against contracts;
  • Work to achieve value for money at each stage of the contract;
  • Produce and work against contract management plans for each contract;
  • Manage contract exit;
  • Monitor contract performance and administer service credits and warranty payments where applicable;
  • Manage the workload of an Assistant Contract Manager;
  • Review financial standing of suppliers on an ongoing basis, and manage any resulting actions.
  • Additional accountabilities may include:
  • Analysis on a range of commercial and technical information;
  • Setting up and facilitating meetings and information sharing with other functional areas;
  • Development of reports and presentations to update key stakeholder groups;
  • Ad hoc support to high-profile projects.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:

  • Significant track record of corporate contract management;
  • Demonstrable analytical, commercial and negotiating ability;
  • Proven ability to lead stakeholders through contract change request processes;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage contract risk and strong understanding of different forms of contract and risk allocation;
  • Knowledge of working with or for publicly funded bodies including central government departments.
  • Knowledge of contract types and contract management processes ideally with knowledge of Crown Commercial Services and G-Cloud model contracts;
  • Knowledge of contract performance reporting methodologies;
  • Working knowledge of procurement lifecycles and stages;
  • Knowledge of working with or for publicly funded bodies including central government departments;
  • Strong understanding of different forms of contract and risk allocation.
  • Experience managing a variety of corporate contracts with specific demonstrable experience of IT contracts;
  • Experience monitoring performance and compliance of suppliers and contracts with demonstrable experience of IT suppliers;
  • Stakeholder and supplier management;
  • Experience with a good range of programmes and software (Excel, SAP, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Project, CEMAR);
  • Experience of managing Assistant Contract Managers or Contract Administrators.

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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