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Contract Manager

Our Global client are looking for a contract manager. This role involves assessing opportunities, negotiating contracts, and overseeing their lifecycle. Ideal candidates should be resourceful, business-savvy self-starters with excellent planning skills, able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, preferably with experience in Higher Education.


Key responsibilities

  • As a Contract Manager you will review and negotiate commercial contracts, ensuring effective planning and stakeholder engagement.
  • Assess commercial risks and opportunities, manage contract lifecycles, and participate in bid processes.
  • Collaborate with sales and faculties to identify and strategize new tender opportunities, ensuring compliance and a strong win rate.
  • A successful Contract Manager will foster business relationships, act as a key point of contact, and facilitate knowledge transfer among teams to support strategic priorities.
  • Assist in bid qualification, maintain qualification data, and review bid response documents for compliance.
  • Enhance internal and external contract processes for efficiency and knowledge sharing.
  • Keep stakeholders informed about emerging risks, regulatory changes, and purpose solutions as needed.



  • To be a successful Contract Manager you will have strong commercial expertise with full exposure to principles and documentation.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement processes, translating them into effective commercial strategies.
  • Understanding of legal principles and opportunity-to-contract progression.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and Salesforce CRM
  • Exceptional attention to detail, adept at quickly analysing and communicating vital information for bid decisions.


FS1 Recruitment is a UK-based recruitment agency providing solutions within the Sales, Marketing and Creative fields for permanent, freelance and contract positions please contact us to discuss one of our many positions.

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