Contracts Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Contracts Manager required

Job Ref K631

For more than 30 years, our client has been delivering high quality soft landscaping services to property developers across Southern England. The team of landscaping professionals excel in all aspects of delivering best in class soft landscaping for many of the country’s largest property developers. By managing projects with the skill and experience their clients have come to expect, on time delivery is at the heart of the business. They take pride in the presentation of the development and never loses sight of the objective; to present developments people want to call home. The client understands they have two customers to satisfy; the developer and the home buyer, which is why open communication channels for the duration of each project is vital.

As our client continue to grow and expand, they are recruiting an experienced Contracts Manager in the Soft Landscaping Sector. As a member of the Leadership Team in this growing company you will have Team Leaders and Operatives as direct reports. 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 their success. They seek a highly organised, professional and ambitious horticultural expert with construction sector soft landscaping experience.  

Tasks will include:

-Leading and motivating your team is a key function of this role. You will need to show through action and deed your ability to create a strong team ethic.

-Maintain accurate reporting, purchasing and planning records.

-You will be ultimately responsible for overseeing the landscaping and maintenance reporting directly into the Contracts and Operations Manager

-Maintaining excellent relationships with the customers on site and reporting on work updates and scheduling of works

-Perform work planning to ensure effective use of staff and appropriate resources in order to complete works in an effective and professional manner

-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.

-Oversee the procedure for identifying, diagnosing and repair (or replacement) of damaged and faulty machinery and equipment

-Planning and maintaining the correct levels of staffing for the contracts in place and delivering first class customer service in doing so

Requirements for the position:

-Higher National Diploma or degree – landscaping discipline


-IT and digitally capable

-Operational planning, profitable works planning

-Proven leadership experience

-Full clean UK driving licence

-Highly organised with a desire to progress in your chosen career


-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

If this Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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