Contracts & Commercial Manager

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Contracts & Commercial Manager

£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Chloë Williams
Research & Content Consultant
01273 007152

We’re presently working with a leading environmental and sustainability consultancy on a newly created, senior management opportunity within their project management team in London. This is an organisation with an excellent industry reputation and exciting reinvestment/growth plans currently underway. An ideal time to join them and embed yourself as a pivotal person within the senior management cohort, driving the business to the next stage.

The role is central to delivering improved financial performance in the business as well as a better understanding of project risks and opportunities. The role will necessitate regular interaction with Project Managers/Directors as well as clients. It is expected to deliver a step change in contract review, negotiation, understanding and management, project commercials and profitability. The CCM will also inform the commercial and pricing (fee rates) strategy on a dynamic and project-by-project basis based on experience, anticipating risks and market insight.

Role overview:

  • Manage, coordinate and participate in the preparation of all necessary project cost plans, budgets, forward expenditure estimates, cash flows, cost reports and commercial agreements.
  • Provide strong input and leadership into the regular review of project costs and budgets.
  • Prepare and document all contract documentation for consultant and supplier services.
  • Process, review and document all contractual payments and maintain records of expenditure against approved fees and budgets.
  • Manage and direct supporting commercial staff appointed to the project.
  • Assist and provide strong guidance to all members of the project team and executive management team in commercial and contractual negotiations with contractors, clients and suppliers.
  • Review and assessment of project scope to ensure project budgets and cost plans are not exceeded.
  • Ensure compliance with the contract agreements and internal procedures is achieved.
  • Prepare reports to the exec management team and Project Directors as required.
  • Develop and manage procurement and contracting Policy and Procedures.
  • Develop standard contract terms and conditions for all teams/Bus.
  • Assess and revise contracting strategies and conditions for improvement.
  • Arrange for final contract document review and acceptance by legal, and executive management.
  • Provide advice on all contractual issues during the complete life cycle of the Contract until the contract closes out.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine the need for change.
  • Keep abreast of new legislation, government policy, best practice and relevant external factors relevant to procurement and consulting service activity.
  • Ensure effective audit and performance management mechanisms are in place and provide statutory returns and reports as required.

Interested in this role? Get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

Contact the Legal Team – Hayley Rose or Chloë – at Harvey John for more information.

Harvey John recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.