Contracts Manager 44688

Location : West Sussex
Salary : 30k plus bonus
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 44688

As our client continues to grow and expand, they are recruiting an experienced Contracts Manager in the Soft Landscaping Sector.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team in this growing company you will have two Supervisors as direct reports and up to 33 Landscape Operatives. As a team you will complete the installation of soft landscaping in the new home property development sector across Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Surrey.

This role has become available due to expansion and is mission critical to our success. We seek a highly organised, professional and ambitious horticultural expert with soft landscaping experience to lead the operational evolution of our business.  

Tasks will include:

  • Leading and motivating our team of Supervisors, Team Leaders and Operatives is a key function of this role. You will need to show through action and deed your ability to create a strong team ethic.
  • Evolve our current systems and process to further improve our report and activity recording across the landscaping arm of the company
  • You will be ultimately responsible for overseeing the landscaping and maintenance reporting directly into the Managing Director
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with the customers on site and reporting on work updates and scheduling of works
  • Performing work planning to maximise revenues and profitability for each team building reports and using data for continuous improvement   
  • Visiting sites to meet with Quantity Surveyors, Site Managers and ground workers
  • Ensure all Heath and Safety requirements are met across the business both in the yard and on site.
  • Where required ensure RAMS are in place and up to date.
  • Build equipment renewal schedules and plan for a rolling equipment replacement policy
  • Planning and maintaining the correct levels of staffing for the contracts we have in place and delivering first class customer service in doing so

Requirements for the position:

  • Higher National Diploma or degree landscaping discipline
  • CSCS
  • Highly IT and digitally capable
  • Proven ability to develop budgets
  • Project management experience in the construction sector
  • Operational planning, profitable works planning
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Highly organised with a desire to progress in your chosen career

We offer:

  • Highly competitive salary to match your skills and experience
  • Pension scheme
  • 20 Days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and your birthday. Extra Day per year after initial 2 years to a maximum of 25 days
  • Private Health
  • Performance led bonus


Please quote 44688 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)