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Commercial Manager

  • Salary: £375 - £376 per day
  • Location: City of Westminster, London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: MoD
  • Job reference: BBBH375083_1515683017

Job description

Commercial Manager
Working at the Ministry of Justice in Westminster, London
On-going contract
Contractor Day rate: £375
PAYE Day Rate £302
Disclosure Scotland Security Clearance will be required.

Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery. Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department. Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department. Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits. The ability to renegotiate existing contracts. Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models. Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department.

The post holder must have a proven track-record of success as a commercial manager with active procurement experience preferably in a corporate government procurement environment with experience in handling spend in high risk, high value, and complex projects. These skills will be of great benefit in developing a new operating model for education, renegotiation of the OLASS contract and governor empowerment for local commissioning. These skills will be regularly monitored by the Senior Procurement manager who will identify clear accountabilities in the respective projects.

The role will involve building strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external bodies; and utilising best procurement practices to lead and manage commercial procurements in education provision. This means designing the procurement strategies, tendering, negotiating & awarding the contracts and contract changes; managing the supplier(s) and resolving the key issues. The role relies on the individual understanding Business As Usual procurement. All project dependencies will be overseen by the Senior Procurement Manager.

Roles and responsibilities
Lead and/or support procurement activity relating to OLASS/Education and ensure that products deliver measurable value for customers, supported by Supplier Management Information and Terms and Conditions. Seeing through a high value complex procurement. Working as part of a Commercial Team and Project Policy team. Deliver contract strategies in alignment with wider category/portfolio plans. Support senior officials in negotiations with suppliers to vary or change contracts, obtaining and managing input from operational colleagues and others as directed (e.g. Legal). Support senior officials in the resolution of disputes, obtaining and managing input from operational colleagues and others as directed (e.g. Legal). Promote best practice contract management. Be proactive in seeking out commercial opportunities, bringing these to the appropriate forum for consideration, and ensuring that the team do the same. Comply with all Departmental controls relating to commercial practice and otherwise, including strict adherence to delegated authorities, and ensure that staff do the same. Support the operational contract managers to deliver and maintain their contract plans. Engage with stakeholders to develop procurement strategy and capture requirements. Commercial awareness: development of robust pricing mechanisms, KPIs and price reduction mechanisms.

The post holder should ideally have experience of the following. Procuring and/or managing high value, complex and important contracts in a complex environment; Working with complex contractual, financial and legal constructs; Managing relationships with stakeholders.
Demonstrable Experience of: Project management; Stakeholder engagement; Presentation and drafting skills. Qualifications [DN Reflect Generic Band B requirements] The post holder must have at least one of the following (equivalents may be considered on request). Membership of the International Association for Commercial and Contract Management (IACCM) Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) A relevant degree such as law or finance (at least 2:1) MBA

Job Ref: 375083

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