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Situation: Ford and Stanley are proud to be working with an award-winning train operator, serving 26 stations in East London and South Essex who are one of the UK’s most punctual and popular train operators. Due to the recent formation of a new centralised contracts management team, we are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to take the reins, having overall responsibility for £48m of contracts both on assigned contracts, with the centralised Contract Management team and with internal departments to ensure that they follow best practices and deliver value for the business through contracts management activity.

Opportunity: This is a leadership role within a newly formed contract management function where you will have the opportunity to make your stamp on the process and procedures and in the next 12 months, start making your first hires for the team. Based out of their newly built office in central London, overlooking the Shard, along with flexible/hybrid working meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your work/life balance for the sake of your career! The cherry on the cake; final salary pension, free travel on selected rail routes and 75% discount on other lines.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Creating a new centralised contract management function within the business
  • Recruitment and management of 2x Contract Managers
  • Updating company policy and procedure to allow the integration of the new team
  • Establishing the use of the contract management platform
  • Establishing reporting of KPI’s and Service Credits
  • Becoming a trusted source of knowledge and advice to colleagues at all levels

Salary & Benefits

  • £60,000 – £65,000
  • Final salary pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Free travel on selected routes and discounted travel on other rail services
  • Access to an online benefits portal, a one-stop shop for a variety of rewards and benefits.

Agreed Criteria for candidates to secure interview:

  • Essential: Experienced Contracts Manager
  • Essential: Strong commercial acumen
  • Essential: Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise with key stakeholders
  • Essential: Demonstrable experience building and integrating systems

About Ford & Stanley
: 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: London
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£60000 - £65000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Daniel Priestley-Lowe

    Business Manager

    Email Daniel.priestley-lowe@fordandstanley.com