BT Non Standards Contract Proffessional in London, United Kingdom

Job Description – Non Standards Contract Professional

Job Details

Job title

Non Standards Contract Professional

Reports to (job)

Contract Change Manager


Openreach, Partner Management


Local CoE for F&ND

Frequent travel, incl. London

Job Dimensions

c.£800m pa

All spend categories

Currently Top 16 or critical providers of service


Full time


Number of DRs <5

Job grade


Number of dotted DRs <5

Why Openreach?

Openreach provides the capability for over 500 Communications Providers to provide service, broadband and data services to consumers and businesses across the UK. Our network covers 30 million customers and 8 million broadband lines from approximately 5,500 local exchanges. Openreach is at the heart of Britain’s drive to be a world leader in the internet economy. Broadband connections have become a necessity to customers at home and at work and the demands of our infrastructure reflect that importance. Through us, millions of individuals connect to friends and family and have a wealth of information and entertainment at their fingertips. For small local businesses, right through to large multinationals, we help companies to work better and compete effectively in global markets. We are also the backbone for essential public services to be delivered and help national and regional economies grow. Having a fast internet connection has never been more important.

When we get it right we change people’s lives; having empathy with customers whether at home or in the office will help us deliver our priorities and also enable us to play our part in supporting BT’s overall purpose, to use the power of communications to make a better world.

Why this job matters

We currently spend est.£800m pa on our top 16 partners in Openreach, with a fragmented approach that is proven to leak value Provide one stop shop for contractual queries. This role is essential in controlling and administering all partners contract changes Pan openreach . The role holder will review all non standard spend to ensure correct governance and VFM and be technical expert for all synthetics and their scope.

What I’ll be doing – your accountabilities

The skills you need

· Good external / internal experience of flex / civils requirements to understand Non Standard request breakdown.

· Challenging requests against contractual requirements.

· Colaboritively assisting the Contract Manager Proffesional providing the one stop shop (new and existing) Synthetic definitions

· Develop briefings detailing any Non standard changes for operational teams using tightly controlled CCN governance.

· Ensure that Non standard works are priced competitively and processed in accordance with govermance·and good cost control practices

· Review with partners on all non standards ensuring VFM

· Advising SOR development to convert identified Non Standards to Synthetics as required.

· Specialist knowledge contributor to procurement/ Contract specialist

· Maintain governance for bespoke contractual requirements

Brilliant people and stakeholder manager

Brilliant organisationally and influencing others to deliver

Good presentation skills

Ability to provide clarity in ambiguity

Strong data based mindset

Collaborative way of working, both internally and externally

Ability to stay calm in a crisis

· Leadership accountabilities

Experience you would be expected to have

· Refer to our leadership expectations for each level of our organisation

Civils experience ( essential)

Experience of managing complex contracts.

Strong numerical and commercial experience (required)

Partner management experience (preferred)

Experienced in negotiating change.

Key decisions

Responsible for sign off of all non standard works

Agree need for additional synthetics

Skill requirements.

People management, Engaging and leading a small remote team

Strong Internal / External knowledge of the network to breakdown cost requests.

Ability to challenge Non Standard requests and close out issues to tight deadlines

Evidence of collaborative way of working with stakeholders, internal departments and external partners.

Data analytical mind set to identify Non Standard patterns for closure of loopholes or synthetic requirement, focused on continual improvement.

Job: Business operations

Title: Non Standards Contract Proffessional

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London

Requisition ID: 106552