SEO Commercial Manager

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SEO Commercial Manager
Interim Position


Posted: 18th May 2023 20:16
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £640 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 6 months

  • London
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Role: SEO Commercial Manager

Contract Length: anticipated 6 months

Location: Remote – attendance to London office as and when required

Our client is within central government and they are looking to hire a SEO Commercial Manager.

As the SEO Commercial Manager you will have at least five years’ experience working in a similar role and experience of delivering procurements in the public sector. This will include good commercial awareness and judgement with the ability to understand, control and mitigate risks.

A SEO Commercial Manager is required to will manage a distinct area of spend which supports the delivery of CSSF programme objectives.

We are looking for a SEO Commercial Manager with a good understanding of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015

As the SEO Commercial Manager   you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supporting CSSF projects in their respective portfolios where they are business partners and have developed relationships with programme teams to deliver commercial contracts in support of CSSF programming requirements.
  • Lead procurement projects: support the drafting of specifications, contracts and managing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation processes using the eProcurement platform Jaggaer.
  • Maintain and support existing, or create new, networks with the respective programme teams, other government departments and the supply base to develop a relevant and up-to-date understanding of the category or programme of spend for the team.
  • Be creative and innovative when developing and implementing service requirements for complex procurements to ensure value for money is achieved.
  • Provide support on appropriate project governance including documentation, business cases and presenting cases to relevant boards.
  • Support the pipeline of projects and contracts using the eProcurement platform to enable accurate and timely reporting.
  • Support efforts to ensure continuity and consistency of approach across the programmes from project to project, using required tools, systems and processes such as e-sourcing tools to guide commercial activity and produce high quality commercial management information.
  • Use tact and diplomacy in establishing, maintaining and developing high-level contacts in all departments and the relevant suppliers for the programme.
  • Ensure high quality service delivery is provided to the local country or thematic Programme team, including stakeholder connectivity, pre-procurement market engagement and supplier selection.
  • Develop market awareness for key categories, highlighting opportunities for innovation, value for money solutions and new ways of working to key business partners.
  • Help resolve complex issues, including those that are perceived to be novel and contentious.
  • Support initiatives to promote Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) within the programmes.
  • Advise on supplier management for the category in question, using commercial management information to inform Commercial engagement with suppliers.
  • Operational line management may be required.

As the SEO Commercial Manager you will have worked in a similar role and will have the following skillset:

  • Understanding of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015
  • Experience of delivering procurements in the public sector. This will include good commercial awareness and judgement with the ability to understand, control and mitigate risks
  • Experience of running procurements and multiple projects at once
  • Experience of Framework call offs
  • Strong written and verbal communication and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to take decisions based on well thought out conclusions and recommendations.
  • CIPS - desirable
  • Understanding of The Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 - desirable
  • Security / International Interest - desirable

Security Clearance: SC highly desirable; candidates with active SC clearance will be fast-tracked.

Contract Length: anticipated 6 months
INSIDE IR35: Up to £640 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

Location: Remote – attendance to London office as and when required
Interview Process: MS Teams

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we provide the best talent and encourage all applications regardless of background, in line with our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.


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