Our heading-grabbing success has led to a massive investment in refurbishment and creation of new Lidl GB Stores, warehouses and supporting infrastructure. Lidl plans to accelerate its UK store openings and take its total to 1,000 by 2023 and we are looking for a confident and motived contracts manager to support this acceleration. Bring your existing knowledge of construction projects and contract negotiations and be part of it.
In brief, it’s about planning, negotiating, supervising, presenting, communication and coordinating. Our company-side obsession with quality is just as evident in our approach to construction. We have big plans, so you will love this deadline-focused role where your vital contribution will be evident to all, this could be the ideal role for you.
What you’ll do
Appointing and managing store builds at a national level
Manage supplier agreements and conduct regular reviews of operating procedures making recommendations for improvement
Monitoring quality of appointed national projects through KPI reporting
Liaising with the stores design team to ensure collaborative development of the business and effective team working
Supporting regional team in execution of projects through regular operations meetings and reports and support to colleagues
Updating national procedures, polices and processes and ensure that these are effectively communicated and implements within the contract
Delivering effective business communications through review, reporting, briefings, presenting in team meetings and creating executive summaries as and when appropriate
Presenting projects and plans in front of large audiences (up to board level)
Build and maintain effective relationship with external consultants and key contacts
Ensure that all matters that may impact the smooth running of the building are reported to senior management and fixed immediately
Demonstrate a willingness to travel for off-site visits, development days and training
Identify and deliver opportunities for cost savings and cost avoidance
What you’ll need
A graduate in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management with practical experience within a construction environment
Experienced Contract Manager, managing large, complex, long-term contracts
Sound commercial knowledge
Excellent senior level internal & external stakeholder management
Excellent eye for detail
The ability to multi-task and handle conflicting deadlines
Proven negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills
Clear and effective communication skills
Equal comfort working within a team and on your own
Experience or knowledge of project management and comfortable working in a multi projects
Strong Microsoft Office skills
Fluent German language skills (desirable)
What you’ll receive
This isn’t getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We’re proud to offer a competitive salary starting from £42,000 – £53,000 (depending on experience) with an additional non-contractual 10% London weighting and a generous holiday allowance. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with an in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.
Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company’s receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.