Contract Manager - Bids And Partnerships

City & Guilds
05 Mar 2021
05 Apr 2021
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity to join the successful Bids and Tenders team in City & Guilds as a Contract Manager. You will oversee, manage and handle the contractual process for partners in bids and across established business partnerships. You will be responsible for the management of contractual requirements with Contracting Authorities as part of the bids process (both pre-bid and on contract award). We are looking for someone with drive, an attention to detail and commercial contracting skills.

We're flexible about the location of this role.

About The Role

Day-to-day you’ll be managing contractual arrangements both for our partners and for new bids/tenders with contracting authorities. You will work alongside the Sales Teams and Legal Department to develop and finalise all contractual documentation for bids and tenders and business partnerships.

This includes advising teams in the planning, creation and sign-off of documentation supporting agreements between City and Guilds and partners and with contracting authorities. Once contracts are in place you will be responsible for implementing KPIs and monitoring arrangements to ensure we get the best out of our partners.
You will take a proactive approach towards the implementation of process and monitoring of contracts, ensuring we have rigorous contractual mechanisms in place to protect the best interests of City & Guilds with partner organisations and contracting authorities.

About You

We are looking for someone with drive and an aptitude to learn and succeed; both will be paramount to your position within our highly motivated team. You should have a passion for detail, excellent planning and co-ordination skills, alongside great interpersonal skills to build relationships with partners and internal colleagues.

You will have experience in contract management and commercial contracting, and you'll need to be able to demonstrate sound experience of working in a fast-paced environment. You will have a keen eye for detail, be able to analyse contracts and consider the impact on City & Guilds as a business; alongside considering the types of clauses and monitoring we need to put in place with our partners for effective working.

Though not essential, it would be great if you already had experience working for private or public sector tendering consultancies with a proven track record of being part of winning bid teams.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.