Business Services Contract & Commercial Manager
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 005246

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 07/07/2022

Salary £: Circa £65,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35

As our new Business Services Contract & Commercial Manager, you’ll provide specialist contractual and commercial support, guidance and advice to the Partnership Performance Manager, Service Managers and BRMs within the Business Services and Resilience function. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds and Bradford based Shared Services and Resilience function (our teams predominantly work from home, you will only be expected to work onsite a day or two a week at the most).

About the role

  • Establish, implement and maintain robust contract and commercial strategies for effective management, oversight and control of all suppliers across the Business Services and Resilience functions.

  • Work collaboratively with Legal and Supply Chain to identify opportunities for cost optimisation, process improvement, adopt areas of external best practice and build and develop contract management capability across the function.

  • Provide contractual and commercial support to SRMs and Service Managers in the following areas; Supplier Risk Assessments (identification and mitigation), performance or delivery management issue resolution, benchmarking activities, rate card reviews and inputs into commercial proposals.

  • Manage Legal engagement, providing clear instruction on the appropriate contracting approach including input into drafting and review of contracts and associated schedules, whilst maintaining adherence to the Legal Risk Policy.

  • Leadership of Business Services Support Manager to ensure costs, administration and operational tasks are carried out effectively.

Hours: This vacancy is for a permanent position. You will be expected to work 35 hours per week between Monday to Friday

About you

  • Knowledge of contract approaches and understanding of risk framework and outsourcing requirements.

  • Experience of contract negotiations, contractual disputes, drafting contracts and managing contracts.

  • Extensive experience of pricing & commercial agreements as well as experience of operating with Legal Risk frameworks.

  • Ability to define supplier and outsourcing strategy to support the delivery of Society level strategic priorities.

About us

At YBS we dont have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Tazafia Mahmood at​​​​​​​