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Contract Manager in Portland at Agincare

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Title: Contract Manager

Area: Portland / Region: Dorset

Basic Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa

Bonus:                                       


Job Description

Agincare is a large national independent care provider. Within our Headquarters based in Portland, Dorset, a rare opportunity has arisen to join our Commercial Department as a Contracts Manager.

This is a pivotal role, with a focus on sustaining and enhancing contractual relationships with our strategic partners, commissioners, Local Authorities and NHS Trusts.

The main areas of focus include:

  • Acting as a point of contact, and leading on the management of contracts, ensuring that all issues are effectively addressed and managed
  • Supporting and identifying areas for growth and development in conjunction with the Group Commercial Director.
  • Providing enhanced customer relations between stakeholders and commissioners, acting as an advocate for the brand.
  • Working in close partnership with other departments such as Finance to ensure the organisation is fully compliant with the relevant requirements, clinical quality markers, key performance indicators and budgets.
  • Ensuring that the organisation's contracts are managed properly within the agreed financial standards and structure
  • Supporting the tender process for commissioned services, working as part of the wider team.
  • Working with operational teams to ensure delivery and performance complies with contractual agreements made.
  • Identifying and promoting changes within existing contracts, ensuring associated paperwork, contracts and documents are processed and stored correctly.
  • Ensuring the business meets its legal contractual requirements
  • Reporting on compliments and deal with any contractual complaints and queries.

Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have come from a similar role
  • Be energetic and enthusiastic, championing our company values.
  • Be educated to degree level, or, qualified by extensive and demonstrable experience in the field of Contracts and Contract Management.
  • Have excellent communication skills, including: written communication, reports, policy text, and correspondence.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels both inside and outside the organisation, face to face and by telephone/email.
  • Ideally have proven knowledge and experience of contract management within the Social Care Sector, including experience of dealing with contract and/or legislation/policies affecting this.
  • Possess IT skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel and in web-based research.
  • Be self-motivating, with the ability to manage own workload with minimal supervision.
  • Have an innovative approach to problem solving, and a flexible approach to working.
  • Possess the ability to take on new areas of work previously outside existing experience.
  • Display the ability to work under pressure to meet tight and often changing deadlines.
  • Have experience of challenging contractual disputes