A competitive salary between £50,000 – £60,000 – dependent on capability
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%\. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few\.
We are National Grid, and we are at the heart of energy\. From heating homes to making sure businesses fire on all cylinders, we’re using our engineering excellence to connect people and the planet\. We’re also looking to the future – innovating, inventing, and transforming – to make possible the energy systems of tomorrow\. And that’s why there’s never been a more exciting time to join us and help us to make a difference to people’s lives every day\.
**About the role**
Reporting to the National Contracts Manager, the Portfolio Contracts Manager leads a team of Contracts Managers in the development, definition and reinforcement of value enhancing contractual partnering arrangements for National Grid\. Deploying appropriate professional teams to support the arrangements and leading on negotiations to maximise National Grid’s commercial advantage and ensuring suppliers perform to the contractual agreements\. Supporting the development and implementation of appropriate commercial strategies, playing a central role in eliminating preventable value loss, delivering “in life” contract management savings based on 3% of annual contract spend and ensuring contract delivery for key stakeholders including contracts that are critical to UK ETO and GTO Operations\.
+ Breadth and depth of contract management knowledge, including understanding key commercial, regulatory and economic drivers for driving greater value from contractual arrangements\.
+ Ability to analyse KPIs and contract data, to manage contract performance and support commercial decision making and summarise key messages for a senior audience\.
+ Strong track record of building external relationships to drive and deliver commercial value and to improve supplier performance in £multi\-million contracts\.
+ Track record of building and enhancing business relationships with key internal senior stakeholders\.
+ Developing and managing assurance processes in a commercial environment, ensuring that risks are appropriately mitigated\.
+ Experience in both decision making in commercial and/or technical roles that have positively impacted on business performance\.
+ Experience in evaluating supplier capabilities to meet the UK business requirements\.
+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills\. Comfortable communicating with impact to a wide cross section of the business including senior management\.
+ Directing/Leading discussions/negotiations, steering agendas, challenging the status quo and effectively delivering difficult messages to parties inside and outside National Grid\.
+ Experience of setting up, negotiating and managing complex supplier contractual arrangements\.
**Who are we**
At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards\. We also support them to be the best they can be\. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds\. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture\. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential\.
1st April 2019