Interim Contracts Manager - Projects in Birmingham, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Interim Contracts Manager – Projects

Location: Central Birmingham

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: 12 month FTC

About the Company:

As an Interim Contracts Manager within West Midlands Trains you will be responsible in supporting and guiding procurement in line with the WMT and Abellio procurement policies. You will manage the processing of all purchasing requirements of the business and franchise commitments obligations are met.

Acting as the key interface between all Directorates within the business, this is an exciting opportunity within West Midlands Trains to join us in a role based at the Head Office site in central Birmingham. You will have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business and with a wide range of external organisations.

Interim Contracts Manager Responsibilities:

  • Guiding and supporting the business in procurement activities in line with the WMT and Abellio procurement policies.
  • Tendering of indirect purchase requirements of varying values for all Directorates of WMT, and where necessary other Abellio Group companies.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts and contract amendments necessary to meet business requirements and franchise commitments/obligations.
  • Liaise with the Franchise Team and the Department of Transport to obtain approval of Key Contracts in line with the Franchise Agreement.
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice to the business where required.
  • Provide the primary interface between WMT and external lawyers for matters relating to contracts.
  • Attend contract review meetings where necessary.
  • Support the Head of Procurement to deliver business requirements, where necessary representing the Head of Procurement at meetings.
  • Provide management reporting where required.
  • Support the Head of Procurement with the review and development of the procurement policies and procedures to respond to the demanding needs of the business.

Interim Contracts Manager Requirements:

  • Sound commercial and financial awareness
  • Experience of working with and interpreting complex legal documentation
  • Experience in management and negotiation of large contracts
  • Experience of working with legal advisors and instructing legal advice
  • Working towards or hold Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Membership (CIPS)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to multi task and manager several concurrent conflicting deadlines
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities between Finance and other Directorates
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player

Interim Contracts Manager Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free standard travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% discount on all other train operating companies over most of the UK rail network
  • Enrolment of our West Midland Railways Pension Scheme and our pension salary sacrifice scheme – Smart Pensions

If you think that you're suitable for this Interim Contracts Manager role, please apply now!

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