Corporate IT Contract Manager
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If the thought of working as part of a great team on the largest infrastructure project in Europe appeals, here is your opportunity. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in fact, to be part of HS2 - the high speed rail network that will provide the spine of our 21st century transport system and be a catalyst for regeneration. Join our Corporate Contract Management team and you won’t just be supporting an exciting venture that will change the prospects of generations to come - you’ll play a key role in building up HS2 as a company and gain unique experience which will inform your career for years to come.
An incredible variety of projects
The Corporate Contract Management team are responsible for a portfolio of over 300 contracts which includes IT, mainly procured from Crown Commercial Services (CCS frameworks). Depending on your level of experience you could be setting strategies and leading a team, driving delivery across complex supply chains or helping senior colleagues to ensure the success of their projects right across the lifecycle. Put simply, whichever level you join us at, you’ll be a key member of a highly professional team working in a fast-paced environment where there will always be a new challenge to explore and a new change to influence.
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To succeed, you will need to understand effective contract management strategies, be familiar with different forms of contract, be confident in delivering and enhancing performance, be adept at identifying and managing risk and be able to forge effective relationships with stakeholder communities who often have diverse and sometimes conflicting objectives. This role will appeal to those with either an interest or existing knowledge of IT providing essential contract management support to the business, proactively managing a number of key contracts. This is an ever changing environment so effective negotiation and supplier engagement skills together with the ability to drive value for money, prioritise and manage change are all key. At a senior level we’ll also be looking for a proven ability to lead and develop individuals/teams and embed a culture of improvement which aligns to the HS2 vision of being the Customer of choice for our Suppliers.
Uniquely rewarding opportunities
More than just a railway, HS2 is an unparalleled venture in modern engineering. The sheer scale of the venture brings its own challenges in terms of managing supply chain capacity while maintaining effective competitive tension. You’ll help us to become a company that’s as impressive as the extraordinary programme we have the privilege to deliver. As you play your part, you’ll be surrounded by people who are experts in their field. In addition to the rewarding nature of your achievements in the role, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, access to the latest technology, and the potential of flexible working practices to support your work-life balance.
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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