Contracts Manager - Grounds Maintanence

Job Title: Contracts Manager - Grounds Maintanence
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: Car + Bonus
REF: BBBH21409_1489392986
Contact Name: Thomas Bullen
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Job Published: about 4 years ago

Contracts Managers - Ground Maintenance

UK Wide

My client are currently seeking to hire a number of Contracts Managers for their commercial Grounds Maintenance business. These roles will be based across the UK, as business has continued to expand and has averaged 20% growth for the last 8 years to the point where we are one of the leading external environment management companies in the UK. The candidates they are seeking will be dynamic, experienced and committed. They will have excellent horticultural experience and ideally will have had some experience of running their own company.

The contracts manager is at the very heart of our business and focuses on two key activities; delivering consistent high quality maintenance service and acquiring and managing additional business. Your ability to manage both directly employed staff and our independent field teams will be critically important. Key success factors will include:

  • Training Field Teams in "Ways of Working" and expected quality standards
  • Daily quality monitoring of Field Teams' work
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting new Field Teams
  • Direct management of Directly Employed Staff
  • Effective customer and client relationships
  • Providing management reports

The second key component of the role is ability to price, sell, and manage landscaping work. These works may either be additional work required on sites currently maintained by my client or large landscaping projects implemented as part of a construction project. In order to sell these works, the Contract Manager will have to develop successful working relationships with local client decision-makers to:

Accurately price new maintenance sites under tender

Identify, price and supervise additional works on existing maintenance sites

Our ideal candidate will be a proven Manager looking to progress in an exciting, forward thinking company. The candidate will ideally have had some, but not necessarily all, of the following experiences before joining:

  • Two to three year's practical work experience ("on the tools") in landscaping or grounds maintenance
  • Two to three year's management experience
  • Further education, ideally in Horticulture
  • Entrepreneurial experience running his/her own business