Lidl Recruitment – Contracts Manager

Website Lidl GB

Job Description:

It’s obvious really. Our heading-grabbing success has led to a massive investment in refurbishment and creation of new Lidl GB Stores, warehouses and supporting infrastructure. Lidl plans to accelerate its UK store openings and take its total to 1,000 by 2023 and we are looking for a confident and motived contracts manager to support this acceleration. Bring your existing knowledge of construction projects and contract negotiations and be part of it.

In brief, it’s about planning, negotiating, supervising, presenting, communication and coordinating. Our company-side obsession with quality is just as evident in our approach to construction. We have big plans, so you will love this deadline-focused role where your vital contribution will be evident to all, this could be the ideal role for you.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to travel for off-site visits, development days and training
  • Identify and deliver opportunities for cost savings and cost avoidance
  • Appointing and managing store builds at a national level
  • Delivering effective business communications through review, reporting, briefings, presenting in team meetings and creating executive
  • summaries as and when appropriate
  • Ensure that all matters that may impact the smooth running of the building are reported to senior management and fixed immediately
  • Build and maintain effective relationship with external consultants and key contacts
  • Monitoring quality of appointed national projects through KPI reporting
  • Manage supplier agreements and conduct regular reviews of operating procedures making recommendations for improvement
  • Updating national procedures, polices and processes and ensure that these are effectively communicated and implements within the contract
  • Supporting regional team in execution of projects through regular operations meetings and reports and support to colleagues
  • Presenting projects and plans in front of large audiences (up to board level)
  • Liaising with the stores design team to ensure collaborative development of the business and effective team working

Job Requirements:

  • Experience or knowledge of project management and comfortable working with multiple complex contacts
  • The ability to multi-task and handle conflicting deadlines
  • A graduate in Civil Engineering or Construction Management with practical experience within a construction environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Sound commercial knowledge
  • Proven negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Excellent senior level internal & external stakeholder management
  • Equal comfort working within a team and on your own
  • Fluent German language skills (desirable)

Job Details:

Company: Lidl GB

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Project Management

Job Location: London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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