London, Greater London

£28,000 - £34,000 pa

Permanent, Part-time

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Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Contract Manager. You will provide essential contract and commercial support to the Home Learning Environment team, proactively managing their key contracts to provide material goods and early learning packs to vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Contract Manager, the key contracts you will be responsible for range in value from £250,000 to £800,000, including the provision of a website and technical support, and are due to run for three to five years. You will also be responsible for building proactive and positive relationships with suppliers and being the key contact for day to day operation of the contracts. In addition you will:

  • Ensure that the suppliers you manage are compliant to their terms, and deliver the required results, setting and monitoring tolerances for performance
  • Review and analyse monitoring information provided by suppliers
  • Deliver quality improvement plans for the contracted services, drawing on and using internal and external feedback
  • Ensure that key terms of signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement whilst delivering value for money and managing risk through informed and reliable judgement.

To be successful you will be commercially astute with a good understanding of Contract management and proficiency in the purpose, composition, interpretation, management and enforcement of agreements/contracts and frameworks. As well as excellent negotiating skills, you will have the ability to problem solve operational and contractual issues and negotiate solutions to reduce any impact on the service. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of dealing with demanding challenges in a complex, operational environment
  • A proven track record and understanding of contract management processes and performance management regimes and incentivisation mechanisms
  • Experience of negotiating contracts and contract performance
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills  with the ability to effectively communicate and report, both written and verbally
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Word and Excel.

An understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable families and families living in poverty is desirable.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23rd June 2019