Contract Manager

Contract Manager

We are looking to appoint a Contract Manager to work in the Sales & Marketing Department based at Newton Abbot, reporting to the Executive Manager Sales & Marketing. Whilst this is a full-time role, reduced hours may be considered for the right candidate.

Main responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Sales Department with the preparation of supply/purchase contracts, either by the use of in-house standard documentation or the review, negotiation and amendment of customer-proposed documentation.
  • Liaising with and assisting the Customer Support and the Projects Departments to ensure the efficient execution and administration of sales and maintenance contracts in the UK and overseas both during and after the sales process.
  • Liaising with and instructing UK and overseas lawyers as necessary.
  • Liaising with and assisting the Executive Managers and Directors on an ad hoc basis as required.
  • To professionally represent Centrax to all external parties.

Skills and Experience

  • Formal qualifications in engineering, construction or law with sound experience as a contracts manager, project manager or similar position.
  • Good knowledge of the English legal system and contract law.
  • Sound experience in risk identification, assessment and proposing mitigation measures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, together with negotiation and analytical skills. Ability to improve documentation to support Centrax’s position while maintaining a balanced approach.
  • The ability to interface and support other Departments and colleagues and to refer matters to management as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay calm and handle conflicting priorities.
  • Fluent IT skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to travel regularly overseas (often at short notice) and flexibility to work beyond contracted hours.
  • Familiarity with the gas turbine, power generation and CHP business.
  • Working knowledge of European legal systems e.g. French/German/Italian Civil Codes as they relate to contracts.
  • Previous experience of dealing with supporting bank guarantee documentation (advance payment, performance and warranty).
  • Good level of written and spoken European foreign language(s).

Pension scheme, Bupa health insurance, subsidised canteen, secure parking, 25 days holiday (will be pro rata for reduced hours).

Whilst applications from any suitable person are invited, applicants must be working in the UK or already have the right to do.

Salary dependent on experience.

When applying, please ensure you provide explanations for any gaps in your employment history.

For Recruiters

At Centrax we know the precise type of person who would flourish in our business. As such we won’t consider speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies whether emailed to Centrax employees or the HR team.

We only use agencies who have signed up to our preferred supplier list and have an understanding of our business. Only our selected recruitment partners will earn a fee where we have instructed them directly within a specific remit.