Contracts Manager - Landscape & Design

Location Hertfordshire
Discipline: Horticulture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££40000 - £50000 per annum
Contact name: Kate Moxon

Contact email:
Job ref: 15385 KM_1642586151
Published: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Contracts Manager

Vacancy Ref: 15385 KM
Location of the Job: Hertfordshire

Salary package

£35-45K doe28 days holiday/year rising to 33 after 12 months service
Car allowance or company car
Company mobile phone
Membership fees of professional associations paid by company

The Company The client is a designer and landscaper of award winning outdoor spaces, these are bespoke handcrafted created places delivered with experienced craftmanship.

The Job Role Overview: To estimate for and deliver landscaping projects that reflect the company's commitment to client satisfaction, quality standards and business growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • To prepare, present and progress estimates for high-end residential and commercial landscaping schemes.

  • To manage Profit and Loss for individual projects.

  • To source hardscaping materials and plants, working in partnership with suppliers.

  • To coach and mentor Landscaping Team Leaders.

  • To champion and ensure compliance on all sites to the Code of Conduct, Landscaping Standard Operating Procedures and Health and Safety Policy

  • To build and sustain excellent client relationships.

  • To work collaboratively with designers.

  • To manage specialist contractors.

  • To work collaboratively with other parties involved in projects (e.g. architects and engineers).

  • To communicate proactively with the MD and other managers in the business.

  • The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or similar vocational qualification, with at least 5 years' experience at managerial level of:

  • Costing, negotiating & project managing high-end residential schemes.

  • Managing in-house teams and specialist contractors

  • Working effectively with discerning clients

  • Collaborating with other professionals including garden designers, architects and engineers.

  • However the client would also consider a well-qualified person with less experience looking to move into a more senior position.

  • Skills and outlook: In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong focus on client satisfaction and exceptional client-facing skills

  • Passion for landscaping craftmanship and quality

  • Professional communication abilities (verbal and written)

  • Negotiation skills

  • Excellent planning and organization skills (self and others)

  • Have excellent computer skills including use of Word/Excel/costing programs.

  • It would also be an advantage (but not essential) to offer design skills and experience of the design and build process.

We thank all applicants who apply for this role. However, please be advised that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted. Please be assured that your job application will be managed in complete confidence and your personal details will not be passed to any third party without your prior permission.