Contracts Manager




Finance & Accounting


up to £1,428 Per Hour



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MPA Recruitment are working in partnership with their public sector client to recruit a Contracts Manager for a full-time, temporary position in the Belfast area.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide expertise, advice and support in relation to effective contract negotiations and the management of high value contracts and utilities’ procurement to the Service Support Directorate.

  • Negotiate and manage a range of high value contracts (£1m+) to include but not limited to;

    • Electricity and Gas utilities
    • Fuel management – Bulk, Forecourt & AdBlue
    • BOC resupply of gases
    • Rates & Rent
    • NI Water
    • Heating oil
    • Mobile Phones.

  • Co-ordinate centralised mechanisms for the collection, maintenance and dissemination of consumption data for relevant contracts.

  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships by serving as a single point of contact for contractual matters.

  • Communicate contract-related information to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Manage record keeping for all contract-related correspondence and documentation.

  • Monitor and advise on the introduction of new laws, regulations and contract trends to determine potential impact on the organisation.

  • Analyse all requirements and provisions in contracts, including terms and conditions, to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations and policies and procedures

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must provide evidence by the closing date for application that they meet the following essential criteria:

  • Possess a degree level qualification in a relevant subject e.g. business management, business studies, finance

  • Have demonstrable experience of delivering effective contract management within a large and multifunctional environment in two of the following areas:

  • Contract negotiations & specifications
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Contract management procedure design & implementation
  • Using IT solutions to deliver effective contract management

  • Can demonstrate:

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Delivery of high quality work with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to advise and influence management.
  • Working under pressure and meeting multiple deadlines
  • A strong customer orientation

Possess a full and current UK driving licence, or have access to a form of transport which enables them to fulfil the requirements of the post.

Desirable Criteria

  • Possess a relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • Have at least 2 years demonstrable experience delivering effective contract management within a public sector organisation

  • Have experience of managing high value contracts, with values of £1m+.

37.5 hours per week


Full job description can be received upon registration.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Fiona O’Kane at MPA Recruitment on +44 (0)28 952 111 11 or send an up to date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.