Contract Manager (Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance) – Suffolk
£40,000 – £55,000K + Car + Bonus + Share Options + Pension + Excellent Benefits
Keywords: Hard Landscaping, Soft Landscaping, Groundworks, Construction, ECO, Estimator, Landscape, Construction, Conquest, Valesco, NEC, JCT, Tenders, Rail, Contract Manager, Fencing, Arboriculture, Grounds Maintenance, Pest Control, Arborist.
My client is a leading national commercial grounds maintenance organisation. They have secured a number of large maintenance contracts and are looking to add to their growing team of Contract Managers to be based in various locations nationally. Current locations include: Essex, Northampton, Dorset, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Wales, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, and York.
The role is divided into two key components: delivering consistent maintenance service and acquiring and managing additional business.
Management of your Field Teams and directly employed staff will be a critical success factor to delivering maintenance work on-time to the specified standard.
Key responsibilities will be:
Training Field Teams in “Ways of Working” and expected quality standards
Daily quality monitoring of Field Teams’ work
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:
Accurately price new maintenance sites under tender
Identify, price and supervise additional works on existing maintenance sites
The 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