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Senior Contracts Negotiator – Havant, Hampshire – Permanent

Nicholas Howard Limited are delighted to be recruiting for a new and exciting role as a Senior Contracts Negotiator.

Based in Havant, responsibilities will include:

  1. Manage, provide guidance on and administer multiple, complex acquisitions and relationships with minimum management assistance:

– Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the different types of commercial/contract models and how to use them.
– Ensure Terms and Conditions compliance including flow down of prime contract commercial requirements to suppliers.
– Independently define all risks and create and implement solutions to problems and issues as they arise.
– Independently identify, define and implement contract revisions and improvements in accordance with normal procedures.
– Liaison with internal organisations, customers and suppliers in support of above and provide guidance and advise relevant to assigned agreements.
– Organise and maintain contract files.
– Ensure timeliness of all contract actions including DCAs, contract summaries and contract close out in a timely manner.
– Keep leads, team leads and/or managers appraised of current issues and their mitigation/resolution.
– Responsible for ensuring flow down of prime contract commercial requirements to suppliers.

  1. Leads source selection requiring innovative approaches:

– Is main interface between customer, supplier and internal organisation.
– Issue and analyse RFQs/ITTs including multi criteria.
– Evaluates multiple contract packages.
– Supplier identification.
– Vetting of responses.
– Make recommendations to lead, team lead or manager (as appropriate) in regards to the outcome of the selection process, including identification of any risks or alternatives associated with the selection.
– Is able to improve the standards for proposals/ITTs.
– Gets other related disciplines involved and co-operating for the successful conclusion of the process.

  1. Carry out negotiations in support of the above:

– Negotiations completed in a reasonable time with minimal management/team lead dependency.
– Required to be influential in negotiation plan including preparation, strategy, appointment of roles and the approval process and is able to maintain effective control of the sessions.
– Is recognised as a Lead for fact findings, negotiations and follow-up activity.
– Negotiate Terms and Conditions on non-standard agreements.
– Resolves difficult problem areas and shows a risk avoidance approach to doing so.

  1. Provide advice and counsel to programme staff and the facility including presentations to management.
  2. Single point of focus for analytical, planning, negotiation skills and knowledge for assigned programmes.
  3. The post holder works with minimal supervision against established procedures.
  4. Reports to either Leads, Team Leads or Manager.
  5. Prepares and/or assists in preparation of correspondence, presentations, reports and/or contract summaries and briefs facility management on related issues and in so doing is able to demonstrate effective leadership and problem solving.
  6. May, with direction, supervise work flow of agency staff and ITs and provide advice and coaching.
  7. Shall be cognisant of all relevant internal processes.
  8. Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience in a similar role, with MOD contracting experience.

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • MCIPS or Business Degree.

Candidates must ensure they are eligible to apply for SC clearance before applying for this position.

To be considered for this position please apply below.