Contract Specialist - Staffordshire

Contract Specialist jobs

The value of watertight contracts cannot be overestimated in procurement. Any company that produces things relies entirely on the suppliers literally coming up with the goods exactly as determined by the factory’s production speed and warehousing capacities. Good contracts make sure both parties to the deal have understood their responsibilities and are confident that they can meet their requirements on time and on budget.

The contract specialist will be employed by the buyer to ensure that the procurement process runs as smoothly and as efficiently as possibly. The way to achieve this is for the contract specialist to be involved with as much of the contract-making process as possible, from bidding to negotiating to drafting to signing off. Because he or she is an expert in the field of contracts, errors should be kept to a minimum and the contracts themselves should be better drafted and more likely to be agreed upon sooner.

Since there are many thousands of pages of law, both domestic and international, regarding the sourcing, importation, payment for and transporting of goods, experience in the specific area in which the employer deals would be of great benefit. An expert in contracts for one particular product or material might not be the best person to deal with another.

For these reasons, a skilled contract specialist in a busy procurement operation is a valued member of the team.

The skills required

The eye for detail that you’d expect of a solicitor is a key requirement of the contract specialist. They should be able to analyse any proposed deal and flag up any areas that have the potential for conflict in the short or long term, and correct these elements of the draft without ignoring the effect they might have elsewhere.

The contract specialist is on the front line of protecting the employer’s interests, so trustworthy and reliable individuals will do well. However, since a procure and supply contract is supposed to be to the benefit of both parties, the good contract specialist will always look at the deal from the supplier’s viewpoint, too; identifying stumbling blocks at an early stage will prevent costly and time-consuming redrafts.

Important personal attributes will be analytical skills and a good command of English (or other languages when dealing internationally). Many employers will demand the minimum of a business degree, but good experience of drafting contracts can stand applicants in good stead.

Cast UK’s procurement opportunities

Whether you’re relocating for personal reasons or are simply looking for more job fulfilment, there could well be an employer who’s looking for the skills you have. At any given time, Cast UK have jobs all over the UK, so wherever you live, or plan to live, we are well placed to find work that suits your skills.

We were founded by specialists in the logistics, supply chain and procurement trade, and our consultants are also drawn from these backgrounds, so we know what employers and candidates are looking for. In fact, employers often approach us to find managerial and executive candidates, so if you’re in procurement, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Contract Specialist for your business or find you a job as a Contract Specialist then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.

Contract Specialist Jobs in Staffordshire

A county in the West Midlands, Staffordshire shares borders with a number of other counties, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire.

If you're searching for Contract Specialist opportunities, the region has a range of options that you might want to consider - these can be found in places like Burton upon Trent, Cannock and Newcastle-under-Lyme, as well as the county town Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, which is also the largest city in the area.

Since the 17th century, the region has been known for its pottery production, and this became a major part of the economy during the Industrial Revolution. In the 19th century, a number of ceramics companies were founded that are still in existence today. These include Wedgwood, Spode, Burleigh, Aynsley and Dudson.

Historically, other major industries were hat making, textiles, brewing, mining, brick making, ironwork and engineering.

These days, the region is home to a number of breweries, including Coors, Carling and Marstons. Meanwhile, other companies based in Staffordshire, or with large facilities, include The Britannia Building Society and JCB, as well as Unilever, which makes Marmite and Bovril. There's also a Pirelli factory that manufactures tyres.

What's more, the Alton Towers theme park draws in visitors from around the country, as well as tourists from further afield.

Cast UK - helping you find new opportunities

To find out more about the Contract Specialist positions available in Staffordshire, contact the team at Cast UK today.

As recruitment experts for the supply chain, logistics and procurement sectors, we are committed to helping clients and candidates fill vacancies in locations across the country, and we work hard to find the best talent for every role.

In addition, our regional specialists can help you better understand the local job market, providing you information about potential employers, the types of opportunities that are available and the level of salary you can expect to receive.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Staffordshire or source a new job in Staffordshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.