MVP’s retail client is currently going through an exciting period of development and as such has a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Contracts Manager.
You will be responsible for the governance of all warehouse and transport 3PL contracts, contract negotiations, ensuring 3PL compliance to existing contracts, driving improvements in commercial terms and leading the tendering process for future contacts.
You will be accountable for a multi-million pounds worth of spend a year (significant high value contracts), overseeing contracts for transportation, warehousing and carriers across their extensive global logistics network.
Key accountabilities and measures
Own contractual relationships and the performance of those suppliersChair and lead the formal cycle of contractual performance review sessions with the 3PLs.Work with Procurement and Legal to manage the calendar of contract renewals and re-tenders, ensuring contracts are in place for all providers and driving towards open bookLead contractual negotiations and drive commercial value for the business by negotiating terms which deliver both cost and serviceManage the implementation of current contracts with the Logistics Operations Managers to ensure compliance with the current terms and improve supplier performance where required
The ideal profile will have both operational and contracts experience with strong commercial acumen to negotiate contracts and get the best performance out of suppliers.
You will be experienced in contract management of 3rd parties and negotiation, strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills, can influence stakeholders at all levels, the ability to influence and manage 3PL’s against KPI’s and contract obligations. Previous commercial contract negotiation and 3PL management experience is essential.