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Business Unit:
Pump Rental Solutions
Salary Details:
£Competitive in line with qualifications and skills
Advertising End Date:
28 Feb 2019
Our Business Unit

Founded in 1946, Selwood is now a £60m turnover company employing 500 staff throughout its nationwide network of branches and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood has developed specialist divisions within Pump Rental Solutions and Plant Hire and Sales and is  the No. 1 Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and the largest and most modern fleets.

With a foundation of 70 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development,manufacture and service.

About The Role
 To support Selwood's growth within our Business Process activities, we are looking to welcome a Contracts Specialist to be based at either our Middlesbrough or Chandler's Ford (Hampshire) offices.
Reporting to our Commercial Compliance and Quality Manager, this role will be responsible for the administration and management of subcontract requirements attaching to the Pump Rental Business Unit. To ensure organisational compliance with all aspects of our contractual commitments and to administer and develop the commercial aspects relating to non-standard trading terms and conditions.
Responsibilities of the role will include:
  • 1. Subcontract Management

    Processing of subcontracts during the receipt, negotiation, delivery and completion phases, encompassing:

    a)          Contract evaluation, review and general assessment
    b)          Risk evaluation and contract clause negotiation
    c)           Identification, communication and management of contract and framework mechanisms  
    d)          To identify, develop and implement internal management, financial and IT systems / processes across the pump rental business unit in relation to contract administration and management.

    2. Contract Management & Compliance

    Management and compliance of contractual arrangements relating to agreements for the supply of goods and services under non-standard terms and conditions of trade during contract tender, award and implementation phases, encompassing: 

    a)          Contract review, assessment and risk evaluation
    b)          Identification and communication of risk, key contract clauses and contract mechanisms 
    c)           Negotiation with key regional and national clients relating to non-standard trading terms and conditions of trade
    d)          Liaison with contracting bodies, insurance and legal services partners and consultants 
    e)          Contract compliance management.  
    3. Quality

    a)          To devise and implement a cohesive and standardised policy and related processes for the organisation in relation to non-standard terms and conditions of trade.
    b)          To devise and implement procedure and guidance including templates and forms to aid contract management across the organisation.
    c)           To devise, implement and maintain document control systems
    d)          Implementation of identified Health & Safety aspects for the organisation in relation to contract management.

    4.       General 

    a)          To identify, develop and implement training requirements in relation to commercial awareness and management.
    b)          Establish and develop client interfaces, nurturing relationships and gaining trust. 
    c)           Attend client and pre-start meetings.
    d)          To remain abreast with relevant legislation and commercial best practise.

    Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of contract negotiation and management, including minor works contracts, supply & framework agreements and NEC3
  • Certificate in compliance practices or equivalent Professional Qualification or 
  • Working history within a compliance environment
  • Self-starter with high attention to detail
  • Organised, methodical in approach to work requirements
  • Ability to be forward thinking
  • Commercial awareness
  • A background within the Construction, Water Utility, Petrochemical or legal services industries would be advantageous  
What Selwood Can Offer You
Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive base salary, 24 days holidays + Bank Holidays per annum, Pension scheme and free parking on site.
This role is a permanent, full time position Monday to Friday.
Selwood are committed to the training and development of our staff and training / courses will be provided in relation to the requirements of this role.