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Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager
Location: Based out of DH2 1AG but visiting sites mostly in north east England.

Occasionally required to work further afield
Rate: Depends on experience
Contract: Permanent
Starting: April/May 2021
Hours: Normal hours of work are 37-39.5 hours a week, Daytime, Monday to Friday.

Flexible hours possible


Steelcraft Ltd has been trading for over 30 years.

They manufacture and fit a range of mild and stainless steel architectural metalwork (railings, gates, balustrade, handrail, and balconies).

Its main customers are main contractors and housebuilders in the north east of England.

A new role has been created for a full-time Contracts Manager [CM].

The CM will use telephone, email and face-to-face meetings on site to contact, liaise and build relationships with key customer personnel including site agents, construction managers and quantity surveyors.

The CM would be central to communication between customers and Steelcraft including organising surveys, deliveries and installation bookings.

The role is mobile and involves travelling to sites so the successful candidate would be supplied with a vehicle, mobile phone, and laptop or tablet to enable you to carry out your role.

The CM would be expected to:

, Act as main point of contact for customers.
, Represent the company and uphold our core values of quality, service and collaboration.
, Help to manage around 100 live contracts.
, Maintain paper and electronic records relating to their discussions.
, Be commercially aware and recognise deviations from quoted / contracted agreements.
, Work closely with our Technical and Operations teams to achieve customer goals and to efficiently schedule work.
, Handle incoming snags and complaints, working with the team to resolve and achieve customer satisfaction.
, Attend and contribute to regular internal meetings.
, Conduct site measures and surveys.
, Follow up on finished work with visual quality checks.

The job specification can be adjusted to suit the candidate's strengths and experiences.

Examples include: sales, estimating, detailed site surveying, technical drawing, health & safety, quantity surveying, invoicing, practical roles (fabrication, installation).

Please include this information in your covering letter to show your interest.

The ideal candidate will be commercially aware, have a quality ethos and be an excellent communicator.

Organisation is essential including the recording and systematic storage of notes.

They will not be afraid to share bad news as customers cannot always have what they want.

They will be a team player who looks forward to working with a dynamic and ambitious team to take a well-established business to the next level.

Whilst experience will be an advantage, this has the potential to be a trainee position for a candidate with the right skills and ambition.

Skills & Experience Requirements

, Engineering / Metalwork Industry experience - advantageous
, Contract / Project Management experience - advantageous
, English skills - essential
, Maths skills - essential
, Verbal & Written Communication skills - essential
, Computer Aptitude - essential
, Full Driving Licence - essential

Please click 'Apply' to forward your CV and ensure you include a cover letter for your application to be considered.