Cosmopolitan Recruitment was formed in 2004 by Dan Magano. It is 100% owned and managed by him

Dan Magano has Honours Degree in Human Resources Develoment and Bachelor of Public Administration and other related post matric qualifications

The main business focus is the general recruitment of good quality candidates for all positions for any company

Cosmopolitan Recruitment has strong database of EE candidates for all positions

We pride ourself with the good quality candidates that we place with our prestige clients...

Contracts Manager (EE) R850 000 negotiable,Century City
Posted date [2018-Aug-31] (ID: 69649)

Contracts Manager


This job description serves to define all tasks to be completed as well as duties to be performed by the individual that has been appointed to the following position


Job Title

Contracts Specialist/Manager

Reporting to

General Manager 


Position Summary


Ensure sustainability all projects by ensuring that all contractual, financial, strategic, critical and other facilities as defined by the Customer meet business as well as contractual needs.


Responsible for supporting the group business development strategy, identifying and maximising new business opportunities



Key Accountabilities / Principal Responsibilities


Ensure contractual success of projects

·          Attend to and monitor contractual issues

·          Monitor profitability and risk


Contractual Strategy and Management

·          Resolve claims and legal disputes.

·          Ensure the development of client and supplier contract                            compliance activities

·          Define the broad contract requirements and principles for

            supplier contracts (together with Procurement)

·          Engage with different customer groups on a senior level to

            monitor and ensure contractual compliance

·          Determine the impact of their requirements on existing SLA's and applicable agreements

·          Ensure strategies, mechanisms and guidelines are developed that would govern the development and maintenance of short, medium and long term budgets for the associated contracts

·          Ensure compliance with the operational budget (short and

           medium term)

·          Ensure strategies, mechanisms and guidelines exist to identify             the applicable statutory guidelines and compliance

·          Support the Key Account Managers in ensuring contract                            success and profitability


Cost and Risk Management

·          Ensure consistency of project financial reporting by developing              appropriate cost breakdown tools and techniques.

·          Manage cost elements in contracts and perform project audits               as and when required

·          Develop, support and measure value added planning aimed at             improving profitability.

·          Identify contractual, legal and commercial risks

·          Put in place risk mitigation strategies


Business Support

·          Offer support to other departments to ensure that the                                 company’s strategic targets are met

·          Provide assistance and support to finance and procurement for             budgeting, quotes, forecasting, variance analysis and                              benchmarking.

·          Support Procurement function in relation to placement of                         subcontractor contracts by providing adviceand support in                       negotiations 

·          Provide strategic analysis and insight to support the General                 Managers decision making process

·          Provide commercial management oversight within all business             development activities to ensure maximum commercial                         effectiveness


Business Development

·          Develop strong market knowledge of existing and potential                    clients, and keep the company  informed of business growth                 opportunities aligned to strategic objectives

·          Provide in-depth analysis of markets, industry trends,                              competitors and clients to improve strategic planning and                       decision making

·          Develop and implement relationship strategies to maximise                    opportunities for securing new business

·          Identify new / future services that would provide the company                  with a competitive advantage or profitability.

·          Lead bid teams and develop bid documents at a consistently                high standard


Customer, Community and Markets

·          Represent the company when meeting with customers,                          stakeholders and end users, in order to enhance the company               reputation and foster a partnership approach to relationships                 throughout each contract

·          Lead customer service excellence and continuous                                    improvement culture, so that the business remains at the                      leading edge of service delivery and value

·  Maintain and develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders to secure the necessary support for the efficient performance of hard and soft service operations and maintenance



·  Meet the key performance areas according to the targets agreed upon in the areas of management of the client and contractor interface

·    Influence and engage with all business areas to ensure contract retention and business sustainability


Financial Management

· Monitor the commercial elements of the contract and support the General Manager and Key Account Managers to achieve their targets and profitability

·  Ensure effective financial management is in place to achieve turnover, profit and to meet  legal requirements



Key Skills and Experience


·  Grade 12

·  Must have a Degree, or hold a professional qualification in Facilities Management / Business Management/Contract Management/Construction Management

· Minimum 8 year experience at senior management level, preferably in hard and soft FM services, with at least 5 years Contract Management experience

· Must have extensive experience in managing large, multi-million rand projects from a legal, contractual, commercial, risk and financial perspective

· Previous working experience at a senior level in a similar capacity

·  Must have managed resources and Sub Consultants

· Must have working experience with managing budgets, including costs and profitability

·   Advance computer skills (Advanced Excel essential) including presentation material


People and Management Skill

·  Strong leadership qualities and a confident decision maker

·   Possesses the drive to oversee and take ownership of the activities of the business

·          Must be a respected leader, and have the ability to work closely and in partnership with the clients and company’s group senior management to ensure mutual success of both organizations and longevity of the contract relationship

·  Excellent interpersonal skills in working with multicultural teams across all levels, with focus on tact, diplomacy and rapport building

·  Highly effective communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

·  Committed to professional and ethical values and standards

·  Analytical reasoning ability and capable of making fast informed decisions on complex matters to ensure the continuity of service to the clients facilities

· Excellent financial, commercial, risk, contractual, business development and HR acumen to support the improvement of business performance

Key result areas


·     Understanding large complex contracts

·     Understanding, commercial, financial and contractual risk

·     Understand role of reporting to the business and client

·     Understand role of managing staff to closely ensure output is                    aligned with business requirements

·     Understand interworking with various teams to ensure client                     financial compliances

·     Understanding that feedback and communication is critical to




Job Title Contracts Manager (EE) R850 000 negotiable,Century City
Post Details
Posted By Cosmopolitan Recruitment
Job Function Contracts Manager
Start Date As soon as possible
Salary Negotiable
Location Century City
Phone No
Email dan(at)
Deadline 2018-Sep-05
Region Location -> Western Cape
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Logistics Jobs

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