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Commercial Contracts Manager (Facilities)

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
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£39,961 - £43,757 pa*
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Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term 12 months
Closing Date
03 June 2018 11:30 PM
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Fixed term contract for 12 months. 

Based in Lowestoft and Melton, Suffolk.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. Already a progressive, successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest district council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

It is a truly exciting time to join us.

This role is part of a shift towards a more robust commercial approach where our partnerships will drive our financial sustainability. Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be the lead officer responsible for the performance, business growth and efficiency of the council’s current facilities contracts to include, Facilities Management (FM), refuse collection and grounds maintenance across the East Suffolk partnership.

Not only leading on improved performance through areas of finance, operational performance and customer experience, you will also identify opportunities for service growth, development and income generation / streams.

You will be responsible for the strategic development, activity participation levels and commercial success of the contracts. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic leader who can build relationships and drive business growth and performance.  In order to do this, you must have substantial experience of commercial contract management negotiating commercially sensitive contracts and experience of largescale projects and / or programme management.  

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), be commercially astute and be a strategic thinker. Ideally, you will have experience in the FM, waste or other service industries, have an understanding of local authority structures and hold a project management qualification (or equivalent).

There is a superb benefits package, including flexible working options, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

* plus essential car user allowance (£963 pa).

This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in a dynamic work environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Kerry Blair on (01502) 523007.

Interview date: 13 June 2018.

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