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Contracts & Area Manager for major multi-disciplinary Construction and O&M projects in the Energy sector, Ref: 1157403

Ref: 1157403

Nationality: Italian
Highest Formal Qualification: PhD: Production Technologies & Systems - Process Management & Control / B Degree: Mechanical / Industrial Engineering
Annual Package Range: EU euro 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Contracts & Area Manager

Current / most recent job title?

Area and Contracts Manager Sub-Saharan Africa

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I’m in charge of managing the Sub-Saharan branches of two Italian based companies, both listed on the Milan stock exchange. Reporting to their BoD.
This includes performing commercial related activities, interacting with clients for CRM purposes, liaising with financial institutions for credit lines and warranties (performance bonds, advance payment bonds, etc.), granting the successful and profitable execution of the projects portfolio and negotiating critical procurement contracts

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Working as an interface towards the client, mitigating risks for the company and opportunities to exploit.
Negotiate and execute procurement contracts.
Manage cash flows in terms of expenditures towards sub-suppliers.
Manage activities on the critical path of construction and O&M Projects.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

My employers have always recommended me for my high level of interpersonal skills, naturally engaging personality and professionalism, over and above to the demonstrated capacity to achieve the specific targets set by the organization. I still retain exceptional interpersonal relationship with several employees who have been working with me for my relational capacities with my subordinates and for the attitude to facilitate knowledge transfer and information sharing. I refer to myself as a balanced, dynamic, reliable person who is used to work under stressful conditions and as an enthusiastic fan of technology and computing.

4. Ideal business title: 

Project Director
Area Manager
Projects Coordinator
Business Development Manager

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Engage with institutions to facilitate project financing.
Engage with stakeholders to negotiate contracts both on client and supplier side.
Manage aspects related to the execution of contracts.
Manage resources in order to successfully achieve contractual targets.
Facilitate the interaction in between team members.

6. Skill area of competence:

Business Development and Client Relationship Management, Contract Negotiation and Execution, Operations Management, Project Management, Team Building and Collaboration, Human Resources Development, Operation Excellence, Lean Management, Quality Management, Health and Safety, Team Building, Budgeting and Cash Flow preparation and control.

7. Career summary:

8 years energy: 5 years T&D, 3 years power generation from renewables.
8 years food and beverage: 5 years consultancy on production control, quality and continuous improvement, 3 years mineral water.
3 years health and safety.

8. Achievements: 

Available on request

9.What do you absolutely love doing?

I love to start my days with a brief meeting where tasks are reviewed and obstacles discussed, this is because I firmly believe in the “work as a team” being the key to a long-lasting successful company, an environment where components grow together learning from strength points of other components and contributing with their own experience

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

I’d like to engage with companies where the team is seen as the key to success, where continuous training and specialization opportunities are seen as a core value for the human capital of the company.


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