Principle Contracts Specialist

Full Time

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Summary of Role:

A key part of the Integrated Project Team, the Principal Contracts Specialist administers and manages moderate value Contracts, supports Contract Managers with high value / complex Contracts and responds to Customer Requests for Proposal.

The Principal Contracts Specialist is the touchstone for all Commercial aspects of the IPT’s activity, throughout the lifecycle of customer engagement.

Main Duties:

* Prepares responses to Customer ‘Requests for Proposal’

* Negotiates, administers, and manages standard Contracts and Agreements within defined limits

* Identifies and manages risk and opportunity, working collaboratively with customers and other project team members

* Creates and maintains of the Contract Management Plan and compliance matrices

* Manages and measures Contract value and performance

* Administers delivery/acceptance/invoicing of goods and services and the prompt collection of cash

* Maintenance of records

* Attends, and may present at, customer and internal reviews

* Supports, or produces, business cases/ briefing materials for senior management reviews

* Participates in cross-functional improvement activity

* Participates in quarterly financial reviews.

Candidate Requirements:


– Business degree or equivalent experience.

– An ability to respond to tasks with tenacity and flexibility, whilst working cross functionally in a multi-disciplinary team

– An ability to remain calm under pressure and collaborate with others

– Flexible and positive attitude

– An eye for detail.

– Excellent verbal and written communications.

– Understanding of Contract Management and Procurement principles.

– Self-motivation and independent working.

– A willingness and ability to travel occasionally.


* Awareness of Government, Aerospace and Defence contracting norms (DEFCONs, DEFSTAN’s, FAR and DFAR’s).

* Basic programme management skill set – Risk Management/Programme Gating/ Metrics

* Experience of collaborative working

* Strong record of problem solving

* Experience of working with international suppliers or customers

* Experience of dispute resolution

* Experience of Financial Management

* Awareness of Data Protection and other relevant commercial and contract legislation

* Familiarity with business process management tools (IPDS, SAP or similar) and the competitive bidding process