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Engineering Professionals
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£25,000 to £29,000 per annum
28 Mar 2024
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Our client is an International engineering firm who are looking to recruit an Assistant Contracts Manager to join their Commercial team.

Assistant Contract Manager

Job Overview:

To assist the Contracts Manager in project managing wheelset and bogie overhaul contracts with key customers. Understand customer requirements including specification, volumes, schedule and material requirements. Liaise with external and internal stakeholders, contract, customers and suppliers. Build robust relationships to ensure effective management of the contract.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Effective communication with the Contracts Manager to assist in the management of any issues.

Ensuring KPI’s are met.

Understanding and investigation of any quality issues.

Understanding and investigation of any technical issues.

Collation and communication of any additional costs.

Assist with the planning and implementation of the project

Assist with the development and update of full scale project plans

Assist and support in contracts meeting to determine the definition of project scope goals and KPI deliverables.

Assist with the cost control, budget and additional authorised work (AAW) reports through to invoicing including order management in EPR/MRP.

Responsible for tracking project deliverables through safety, quality, cost and delivery.

Assist with the sales figures for the business on a month by month and weekly review process.

Implement project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs delivery and margin.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

Five GCSE’s or equivalent to include Maths and English (Grade C or equivalent).
HND in Technical or Business and Commercial Management disciplines or time served experience.
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, PowerPoint and Excel.
Two years’ experience in similar customer facing role.
As UK travel is a requirement a full driving licence is required.
Personal Qualities:

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Able to work individually or as part of a team.
Commercial awareness.
Planning, organisation and decision-making skills.
Excellent communication both verbal and written.
Attention to detail.
To apply please forward your CV in word format.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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