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Commercial Contracts Manager (Facilities)

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
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£39,177 - £42,899 pa
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Full Time
37 per week
Closing Date
20 September 2017
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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 of growing income through service redesign, experience in FM, waste of other service industries, have an understanding of local authority structures and hold a project management qualification (or equivalent).

In return, we can offer good opportunities for training and development. There is also a superb benefits package, including flexible working options, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a rewarding career with our organisation. This is a significant growth project and an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in a dynamic work environment.

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

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

Closing date: 1pm, 20 September 2017.
Interview date: 3 October 2017.

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