For an experienced member of staff the minimum expectation would be around £50,000.
Experience of the industry and a track record of successful negotiations at a senior level is invaluable. Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE 2. Degree in Economics, Business & Finance or professional accounting qualifications can be useful.
Role: The roles of contracts and operations managers/directors are essentially the same within scaffolding, and you often find that the title someone holds is purely down to a company’s preference. This is a key role that involves supporting the Managing Director in respect of business strategy, planning and new business development. Responsible for operational efficiency and execution for their firm, managing costs, driving up profitability and delivering a quality service to clients.
Responsibilities: The responsibilities within this role are vast! Contracts Managers have to ensure all customer enquiries and administrative paperwork follow all the procedures and processes;
Key skills: Strong organisational ability, commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management and team leadership. They will also require an extensive understanding of the construction industry, flexibility and a talent for negotiation and all forms of communication.
Application process: The nature of this role means that it is likely to be advertised within broadsheet newspapers and bespoke job boards with executive job search. Often, candidates for these roles are identified internally through promotion.
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