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Are you looking for the opportunity to have an impact of the experiences of thousands of guests a month, working for one of the largest providers of family entertainment in the world?


Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Commercial Contracts Manager for a leading family entertainment company.


The Opportunity

Ford & Stanley Recruitment are working with one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world on their search for a Commercial Contracts Manager. This hire will play a pivotal role in helping achieve their ambition of elevating the status of one of their resorts to “Mega Resort” status, capitalising on exceptional opportunities through location and nearby transport links to maximise the number of guests they can create memorable and long-lasting memories for.

Filling a new role within the business, the successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter capable of defining their own role and implementing improvements wherever they see fit. By reviewing service contracts and sourcing new ones where appropriate, this role will operate with a high degree of autonomy to act in the best commercial interests of one of the biggest, and still growing, entertainment resorts in the UK.

This role will also work with purchasing/tendering as well as managing the P&L for the park.


Location (s):

Chessington, Surrey


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Contract management and analysis; drive fulfilment of requirements whilst ensuring the best operational commercial outcomes
  • Oversee the purchasing, invoicing and recording of all financial transactions across Technical Services, using Netsuite as our purchasing tool.
  • Reviews contracts and supplier partnerships with national and global perspectives where performance or costs will benefit from coordinated efforts


The Candidate

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and capable of defining their own role, finding opportunities to affect the business in a positive commercial manner wherever possible.

Having previously worked with commercial contracts, this candidate will be able to assess existing contracts, re-negotiate where suitable and source more beneficial contracts where necessary.




  • Previous experience within a Commercial role,
  • Budgeting experience
  • Determined and self-motivated


Closing Date:  3 February 2023


Likely Job Titles: Contracts Manager, Commercial Manager, Purchasing Manager


About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.


Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Chessington
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £50000