Landscape Contract Manager

Location : Epsom
Salary : 35,000
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46731

Landscape Contract Manager

The Contracts manager is a pivotal role being the essential managerial link between landscape team, customer and the Company. Essentially entrepreneurial in nature, it is a role which requires a broad range of practical experience, IT and technical skill as well as an extensive people handling capability. With the strategic focus of our client being aimed at development of the domestic and Commercial Design and Build market, the role requires good sound landscape construction knowledge, plant knowledge and the ability to translate a customers aspirations into a compelling commercial proposition.

Responsible for the Management and development of landscape teams you will need to provide:

  • Efficient management of contracts
  • Revenue/margin contribution

Main accountabilities:

  • Delivery of exceptional customer experience and development of strong, profitable long-term relationships with both customers and clients
  • Profitable and effective management of contracts for which responsible, ensuring that tendered margins are delivered o Procurement of resources required to deliver contracts as committed including authorised sub contractors, materials and plant
  • Successful tendering of contract opportunities whilst ensuring Company margin expectations are being delivered
  • Achievement of agreed revenue and margin goals
  • Meeting Company Service Level Targets for CRM (customer relations management) and job management process
  • Championing and representation of Company philosophies and values in relation to all stakeholders, customers, clients, suppliers and employees
  • Effective deployment of all Company Health and Safety procedures
  • Effective communication of significant issues to Operations Manager as and when they may arise 

Main tasks
Conversion of new customer Design and Build leads into profitable Design and Build contracts
Tendering and estimation of new work as either allocated or generated by customer network
Provision of written quotations in Company format with eloquence and persuasion
Actively searching for new customer opportunities
Following Company process for CRM and job management
Attendance at site meetings/client and landscape architect liaison
Regular reviews with customer to ensure that their experience exceeds expectations
Writing method statements and H&S plans
Site inductions of staff
Organisation of staff and resources for contracts on daily basis or as required
Monitoring contract progress for quality control, technical support and financial deviation including regular site visits
Interpreting and communicating to site staff BOQ/spec and drawings Monitoring and understanding the implications of contract variations, instructions, drawing revisions compared to the BOQ and/or scope of work, understanding our rights and responsibilities under each form of contract
Ensuring that Health and Safety and Environmental procedures are always followed
Staff appraisals and development; coaching in the moment when appropriate
Providing regular reporting to Landscaping General Manager on contract performance

This is a short term role commencing in February to cover a 6 month sick leave.

  • Pro rate salary £35k PA
  • Preferably own car with fuel allowance at usual rate
  • 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

Please quote 46731 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)