Project/Contracts Manager (New Role)
- Based in Leeds and with national travel
- £40000 basic salary
- Car Allowance
- Company Benefits
Our client (is growing and is now seeking an additional team member to work alongside the colleague we introduced in January 2021)
Is a very established and highly reputable designer, manufacturer, and installer of bespoke commercial furnishings. Its success has been down to the inhouse teams’ ability to consistently adapt to and respond to an ever-changing economic environment and at the same time open doors into new markets, both in the UK and overseas. A commitment to quality products and services are core characteristics for this business. Their reputation as being a creative, trusted, responsive, and flexible supplier assures their place within this highly competitive market in the future. The Covid-19 pandemic proved that their attitude to ‘no job being too small, too difficult, or out of scope’ gave them the immunity to not only survive, but to grow.
We are currently seeking a Project/Contracts Manager to join the operations team. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for successfully initiating, planning, designing, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing all projects locally and nationally. A background in construction, architecture, or installations of related building products would be a valuable and essential asset.
As an experienced project manager, as well as having more general management expertise, you will have a combination of skills including an ability to ask probing questions, detect unstated assumptions, challenge where needed, negotiate, and resolve conflicts without damaging working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You will also have a keen focus on commercials ensuring that projects are deliver in line with contractual agreements i.e., operations, financial and legal.
You will understand that risk arises from uncertainty, and to be successful, identifying and managing these risks through the lifecycle of the project is one of your primary concerns. As a result, you have developed high level communication skills, both written and verbal, and you understand that success is very much dependent on your ability to manage relationships and resources effectively. For you, a policy of open communication, ensuring every significant participant has an opportunity to express opinions and concerns is a critical aspect of your management style.
Taking responsibility for making decisions, both large and small and communicating these out to those involved will be a natural part of your management style and informs how you approach successfully delivering projects in time and on budget. You will be familiar with tracking and monitoring each project through the use of PMS software ensuring that tasks and resources are organised effectively, allowing you to update reports and to prepare in advance of meetings etc essential information demonstrating you are in control of each aspect of the projects you and your team are responsible for.
Responsibilities in a nutshell
- Strategically planning and defining the scope of each project
- Activity planning and sequencing of all activities
- Resource Planning both human and material
- Developing Schedules of work
- Time estimating to ensure project are completed in time.
- Cost estimating and challenge through effective negotiation.
- Potential budget based on your experience of developing both large and small project.
- Completing and managing all documentation in line with agreement and quality standards
- As part of your project planning, you will analyse and communicate risk to ensure contract compliance.
- Managing risks and issues throughout
- Monitoring and reporting progress easily and efficiently to those concerned
- Focus on quality outcomes.
- Be an effective Leader and member of the overall WSG team.
- Be a strong business partner both internally and externally.
- This role will involve travel as you will need to attend site meetings and to monitor project progress.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation firmly focused on the future, and for the right person a chance to not only work for, but to be part of a company who values its employee’s contribution. The leadership want to meet people who are both productive (can deliver against targets) and creative (can present innovative ideas which can contribute to their existing portfolio of clients/products and services) and will recognise and reward accordingly.
If you are interested, please apply today by submitting your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Janet McGlaughlin on 07974366140.
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