Contracts Manager

  • Job Reference: CFC 77284
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Manpower UK
  • Location: Hythe, Hampshire
  • Salary: £53,900 to £73,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Contracts Manager. This is a full time position based in Fawley, Southampton.


Drive value, efficiency and expanded market advantage via end-to-end category management while ensuring operational integrity.

Abstract/Main Responsibilities

  • Interaction with internal business clients to clarify requirements, agree on procurement tactic, address queries and issues
  • Advice Client during opportunity development, including scope and pricing model
  • Advise Clients on key items to consider in RFx/Bid process (from planning to evaluation)
  • Provide portfolio specific market intelligence to Clients, Category Manager and other network Contract Leads
  • Develop and maintain portfolio of craft labour agreements
  • Help identify new/innovative/niche vendors that could add value to clients
  • Prepare tenders, request for information/ quotations, sealed bids, conducting reverse auction events and related duties
  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions
  • Conduct functional reviews as required with Tax, Law, and other functions
  • Steward tactical Client relationship for key portfolio activities
  • Identify Business Value and agreement rationalisation opportunities within the portfolio
  • Ensure transactional efficiency of agreements (SAP friendly)
  • Execute procurement strategies developed by Category Manager and interact with Regional Procurement groups
  • Supplier relationship management within portfolio, including, monitoring, evaluating and reporting suppliers conformance with contract metrics where applicable
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Strong Commercial expertise
  • Effective negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills
  • Understanding of client business and objectives
  • Strong English Communication skills - verbal and written
  • Project planning, scheduling and execution skills
  • Industry and market knowledge
  • Analytical skills / TSC / Bid Evaluation
  • Procurement functional expertise
  • Knowledge of Purchase to Pay process including SAP systems
  • Category expertise (Preferred) - Oil and Gas knowledge, craft labour or equipment and materials
  • Problem solving
  • Safe behaviour
  • Strong ownership and ability to work independently
  • Able to negotiate and write a contract, interact with local Suppliers and Clients
  • Disciplined process execution
  • Customer service focus
  • Proficient with MS Office


  • Contract Leads/Category Manager/Contracts Manager
  • Area/Regional Procurement manager
  • Global Business Centre procurement
  • Corporate functions
  • Client Contacts (Business/Service Line)
  • Payable
  • Suppliers