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Contracts Manager

Employer MAG (Manchester Airports Group)
Sector Aviation
Contract 0
Hours Permanent role, great career opportunity
Wages Competitive salary (based on experience), up to 15% bonus and company benefits
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 28 Feb 2019

Job Description

Reporting into the Head of Commercial, this role will lead and manage the delivery of contracts and tender activity developing robust relationships with external partners and internal stakeholders for the whole of the commercial function.

 

The Company

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. However, our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Behind the scenes thousands of MAG employees work tirelessly 24hrs a day, 7 days a week across numerous operational departments to ensure that our customers experience a seamless, enjoyable and safe travel experience. 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead and manage the delivery of contracts and tender activity developing robust relationships with external partners and internal stakeholders for the whole of the commercial function.
  • Develop and maintain contract monitoring techniques that ensure all partners meet their contractual obligations and any statutory compliance requirements. Integrate the processes into the monthly monitoring regime and reporting of income and performance.
  • Prepare, monitor and control the contract by liaising with the relevant account owner, and making an active contribution to the development of the commercial functions long, medium- and short-term business objectives.
  • Take responsibility for designing processes and methods with legal and procurement that continually review contracting requirements, income profile, translating this data into effective contracting and procurement management strategies including updating contracts to ensure the terms are always protecting Stansted Airport, remain market leading and fit for purpose.
  • Develop and maintain systems to effectively monitor and control partners commercial and operational performance, contractual and other statutory compliance requirements.
  • Identify and manage commercial and technical risks in line with corporate policy, ensuring that all risks associated with procured services are appropriately passed on to partners.
  • Identify, define and develop appropriate opportunities for partnership working with both internal and external partners for the mutual benefit and enhancement of knowledge, skills and service delivery
  • Define and implement improvements to business processes and role changes within the commercial team to achieve commercial priorities and strategic objectives
  • Responsible for reviewing initial gateway decision reports for all commercial contracts and preparing reports and updates as necessary. Manage Commercial Deal Surgery and Commercial Committee meetings for the presentation of these Decision Gateway reports. Ensure all decision reports and signed contracts are maintained on file for easy access and audit requirements.
  • To liaise and consult with the engineering services team in order to review contractor work orders, capital expenditure (CAPEX) spend profiles and to monitor progress and performance maintaining an amortisation tracker as appropriate

 

You

For this role the ability to read and interpret contracts with strong attention to detail is required. You will understand legal compliance and risk, alongside governance and have an understanding of the tender process and how to score/evaluate tenders. A background in legal or paralegal is advantageous for this role and the ability to have a legal and commercial mindset.

 

What we offer

The role offers a competitive salary (based on experience), plus up to a 15% bonus and generous company benefits. London Stansted is a large employer in the East of England experiencing high growth, and we can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities.  We look forward to receiving your application.

 

 

 

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. However, our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! They are 24/7 self-contained towns, with the wider property portfolio spanning 6m square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, event locations and corporate hospitality (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and monitored by 24hr security.

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.