Contracts Manager

Lead Contracts Manager in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Develop and manage post-award contracts, supply chain, and logistics activities. Build strong client and supply chain relationships. Full-time position with benefits.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   101-250   2 months ago

Rovco’s is an industry 4.0 business, and global provider of technology-enabled services to the offshore renewable energy and oil field decommissioning sectors.

Rovco’s mission is to automate offshore wind services. The company works with cutting edge research, focusing on the use of novel perception, data and autonomy technology to bring the offshore industry into the 21st century, and help further the growth of marine generated renewable energy.

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The Opportunity

Reporting to the COO, the Contracts Manager will provide the commercial, contractual and strategic expertise to support Rovco’s contracts (post award phase), supply chain and logistics activities. They will develop and maintain an agile, effective framework for delivery of the department’s objectives supported by correct processes and procedures.

They will provide the leadership to develop and support the supply chain and logistics team.

Critical to the role is the development of strong, collaborative relationships with clients, within the business as well as across the supply chain.

Main Responsibilities

  • Management of all post contract governance
  • Setting up and manage the supply chain function including line management of a buyer and logistics co-ordinator
  • Establish and maintain a framework for post award commercial and contractual delivery
  • Support post award delivery in commercial and contractual matters ensuring compliance with the client contract requirements
  • Assist in maximising commercial opportunities including the preparation, drafting and negotiation of variations and claims
  • Establish a supply chain function and formulate and implement a supporting strategy including the correct team, systems, tools and processes
  • Work with other internal stakeholders to ensure strong supply-chain relationships are created and fostered and leverage these to positive effect
  • Establish and lead a system with supporting team, tools and processes to manage the company’s logistics function to optimum effect, to maximise efficiency and minimise downtime to the business
  • Develop and maintain relationships with logistics services partners
  • Provide strong leadership to the supply chain management and logistics team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Set clear performance expectations, provide coaching, and facilitate professional development opportunities.
  • Manage and allocate resources effectively to meet operational needs and objectives.

You should apply if you have


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Law, Quantity Surveying or a related field. A Master's degree in a relevant discipline is preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of UK commercial laws, regulations, and industry standards
  • Demonstrated experience in contract negotiation and management
  • Experience in building a robust supply chain function to support the planned growth within a subsea services environment
  • Experience leading a supply chain and logistics function within similar organisations with extremely positive outcomes
  • Solid financial acumen with the ability to analyse financial data and make strategic decisions
  • Proficiency in identifying potential risks and implementing effective mitigation strategies
  • Ability to foster strong business relationships with clients, suppliers, and partners to drive mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Agility to thrive in a dynamic business environment and respond to changing business conditions effectively


  • A post graduate degree or diploma in an associated subject
  • Supply Chain or legal qualification


People join Rovco because they are excited by the possibility of leaving their own mark on the world and developing solutions that solve real world problems. Although we share the same vision, we value varied perspectives, and we adapt to fit different people from all walks of life. Not only does that make for a genuinely awesome team of colleagues, but it also makes day-to-day life more interesting, and it’s how we keep evolving and getting better at what we do.

What’s in it for you? You’ll get to work with a passionate, smart and highly driven team with an incredible range of skills. Other benefits include:

  • Flexible, hybrid working and a 35 hour work week so you can work when is best for you
  • 33 Days Annual Leave
  • Private medical insurance, including Dental & Optical.
  • Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events.
  • Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
  • Up to 10% company bonus.
  • Pension up to 6% company contribution
  • Volunteering day, to give back to your local community.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Flexible working options including compressed hours.
  • Hybrid working, up to 3 days working from home.

We value the diversity of our teams and are committed to supporting and welcoming individuals from all backgrounds, knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success. Should you require any reasonable adjustment throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let a member of the Talent team know.

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About the role

Mar 06, 2024

Full Time


Sep 06, 2024


Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Bachelor's degree required


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