Principal Contracts Manager

Job Title: Principal Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £48000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: 2020-04-07
Reference: 8695
Contact Name: Nicole Rich
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 07, 2020 17:30

Job Description

About the role:
As the Principal Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for leading the performance management of all commercial contracts across a specific sector of the business, with a complete understanding of risk and exploiting the opportunity to outperform budget.
You will be responsible for implementing and monitoring the contract performance with robust Key Performance Indicators and performance framework which you would use to organise and lead contractor implementation of change and continuous improvement
You will have Indirect control of £15-20m Capex budget per annum along with the indirect responsibility for Field Operations’ Capex Serviceability budgets of £19m whilst proposing and leading negotiations for all contract delivery, reconciliation and change management.
You will be required to recommend ‘make or buy’ and contract changes through ongoing analysis to outperform budget and enhance the quality of contracted service.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Relevant Commercial /Contract Management experience or qualifications
  • Management Qualification or experience of performance management
  • Commercial minded
  • Understanding of basic principles of Contract law
  • Demonstrable excellent influencing/negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of the water industry and regulatory framework would be desirable but not essential
What’s in it for you:
Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday. There is also a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps.
We’re proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 
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About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.