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Commercial Contracts Manager (TA)


Job Purpose:
To support the PSM Services Team Leader in the delivery of Contract Management Strategy of the strategic Engineering contracts relating to Turnaround Services.

The post holder will be responsible for setting critical success factors and key performance indicators for the engineering contracts and ensure that the contracts are as efficient and effective as possible while offering value for money.

The post holder will be required to support the wider PSM team in the delivery of purchasing activity.


  • Management of Contractor spend up to £45million per annum.
  • Lead all development and implementation of a Contracts Management programme and monitoring system.
  • Work with the Senior Buyers and TA team to procure appropriate contracts in line with future strategy requirements.
  • Support the TA Contracts Manager during large Turnaround events.
  • To manage and achieve financial targets including both qualitative and quantitative reporting.
  • Negotiate and contract manage all major engineering contracts in line with the TA Category Strategy.
  • To help ensure that all purchasing and contract management activity is managed against pre- agreed Key Performance Indicators and Incentive Targets. The post holder will be required to manage data management of spend and performance against designated contracts.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead the design and development of all Contract Management Strategies for the major Engineering Service contracts.
  • Manage the workload and priorities of the Senior Buyer and undertake market analysis and benchmarking of all Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers
  • Responsible for tracking all engineering contractor performance
  • Lead and agree all commercial negotiations with regards to the Quality of Service reviews.
  • Set up and manage a KPI tracking system and report on a monthly/quarterly/annual bases on contractor performance.
  • Manage contracts including commercial/financial management of contracts and periodical contract and performance reviews with Senior Responsible Owners/ Operational Leads and contracts.
  • Ensure that all commercial risks are identified and managed accordingly across the execution of all contracts.
  • Maintain up to date contract management strategies, systems, processes and administration, ensure contracts are up to date with respect to variations and amendments.
  • Develop and maintain required (management) reports, spend analysis and report value improvements.
  • Participate in process and cost improvement activities. This includes participation or leading LEAN, Waste Elimination or Six Sigma projects and coaching the business organization with use of contracts as and when instructed to do so.
  • Support the PSM Team Leaders in coaching and developing Buyers and/or graduates/students.
  • Identify and track savings and benefits following the implementation of strategies and contract management activity.
  • Ensure that all commercial system and procedures are incorporated into the PSM Quality system and that all developments are captured as part of the Continuous Improvement procedure. The post holder will be responsible for the development and management of all Contract Management procedures.

Safety Accountabilities:

  • Ensure your personal safety and safety of others at all times.
  • Comply with all appropriate rules, instructions and procedures.
  • Ensure that the Supply Chain are assessed and appointed in accordance with HSSE manual.
  • Comply with all Site Life Saving Rules.
  • Conduct only tasks that you have been trained and are authorised to do.
  • Make appropriate interventions where applicable and report all Health and Safety issues.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate level supported by professional qualifications e.g. MCIPS, Engineering Degree and Chartered Status or able to demonstrate a proven track record and able to demonstrate equivalent capability.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience of working in a Commercial environment with at least 3 years’ experience and outstanding evidence of Contract Management.


  • Experience of working on a Petrochemical site or a Top Tier COMAH site.
  • Experience of setting up Contract Management programmes.
  • Proven experience of contract negotiation skills and exposure to dispute resolution and claims management.
  • Understanding of the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI).
  • Experience in Lean/Six Sigma techniques with formal qualification or relevant experience.
  • Experience of delivering team and contractor performance management models.
  • Ability to constructively challenge and support key negotiations with supplier’s pre and post contract award.
  • Excellent numeracy and verbal reasoning skills.
  • Sound understanding of HSE requirements.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with ability to report at a Senior Management level and interact with senior stakeholders within the business and supply chain.
  • Clear understanding of benchmarking data and its use to demonstrate value for money.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity and have the skills set that our client is looking for, apply with your current CV today and a member of the Millbank team will be in touch.

Millbank Holdings Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and respects diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons who are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Millbank is proud to be a member of the ‘Disability Confident Scheme’. Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.