Ian Williams are experts in Painting having started life as a Painting contractor in 1946. We have subsequently developed to deliver, nationally, ever since and we now seek a Contracts Manager to assist with the steady growth of our Tonbridge painting division. You will manage the successful delivery of our painting contracts to the highest of quality and customer satisfaction, whilst investing and building a positive and motivated inhouse trade team. You will also benefit from the opportunity to be part of the branches’ early stages of growth, actively impacting and influencing the culture and direction of the business alongside a progressive management team.
A realistic and achievable performance reward scheme
Company car and an outstanding private mileage scheme
Let us help you prepare for your future with an employer pension contribution of up to 7%
23 days annual leave but you may want longer or less, so buy up to 5 days or sell up to 3 days per year
We want to support our employees to achieve a great work life balance; we consider a variety of working patterns and are happy to talk flexible working in relation to this vacancy.
Access to an employee assistance programme to support your health and wellbeing
The Contracts Manager role:
You’ll be responsible for managing painting and associated repair/refurbishment contracts, values ranging from £2,000 to £1.5 million, for a variety of key clients within the Kent, South London and surrounding areas including; local authorities, private schools, various commercial and public sector arenas.
As a growing unit, you’ll have the opportunity to further build your team, ensuring you are leading by example, motivating, incentivising and developing individuals- we believe in delivering our work directly, therefore you’ll be involved in the recruitment.
You will instil ownership and responsibility in your teams to support the successful delivery of works to the expected standards, on time and to budget.
You’ll ensure and enforce Health and Safety measures are in place and monitored.
You will build relationships both internally and externally. We encourage commercial and operational teams to work closely together to ensure successful delivery of a contract.
You’ll see the benefit in managing your own time so that you can visit site regularly to maintain productivity and be in the office to ensure procedures and reports are up to date.
At Ian Williams we want to be the best performing contractor and understand that this starts from within. Acknowledging our trades importance and our commitment and investment to direct delivery is paramount therefore we seek to like-minded individuals to share in this ethos.
What will you bring?
Relevant experience of Contract Management in a similar role ideally within the Painting/ Decorating sector although we encourage applications from other backgrounds too
Demonstrable experience of managing direct labour, including development and performance management of a team
A trade background (all trades considered to NVQ level 2 or equivalent) preferred but not essential
A sound working knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
The ability to build successful working relationships with customers and employees
An understanding of cost and risk management
Additional benefits include:
Annual pay reviews
Medical insurance and life insurance
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Training and development opportunities
Trade discounts from our preferred suppliers for you and your friends and family
If you think you think you have what it takes to become our next Contract Manager, then click “Apply” now!
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We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes.
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