Commercial Lead

Commercial Lead 150 150 TCLRec
Commercial Lead
London
Interim Position

QAD 1776/1605

Posted: 16th May 2024 08:36
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  • Pay Rate:

    Competitive Market Rate

  • Hours per Week:

    37 hours per week

  • Initially 6 months

  • London
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Role: Commercial Lead 

Job Ref: QAD 1776/1605

Pay Rate: Competitive Market Rate

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Initially 6 months

Location: London, Hybrid working

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Lead who will lead complex procurements and a small team of commercial specialists. The role will deliver transformational change aligned to the Digital strategy, delivering strategic and innovative projects in compliance with procurement regulations.

The role requires an inspiring individual who has in-depth understanding and experience of delivering complex procurements (end to end) in compliance with regulations in a global setting whilst navigating complex industries and market trends, as well as, driving supply chain excellence across the procurement whole life cycle (category strategies, Delivery Model Assessments, sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management).

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead development of sub-category strategies through the category management cycle from understanding the Organisation’s starting point in terms of spend, suppliers and strategy through to developing options appraisals and mobilising sourcing projects in collaboration with Key stakeholders.
  • Implement and deliver the opportunities outlined in the DDaT Category Forward Plans, including engaging and managing stakeholders, resources, internal and external dependencies; and transition plans and timelines.
  • Lead the development of category expertise and knowledge to deliver category plans and strategies in collaboration with global posts / leaders and drive local, regional and global supply chain trends and strategies that deliver high quality commercial procurement outcomes, whilst ensuring value for money.
  • Deliver complex procurements, ensuring high quality commercial arrangements, with robust specifications, Terms and Conditions, management principles, and measures developed in accordance with the selected route to market, taking cognisance of procurement legislation, Government policy, Government guidance such as the sourcing and construction playbooks and departmental policies and guidance.
  • Deliver annually agreed savings target for the category portfolio through performance management of teams, suppliers and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage supplier performance and relationships; advising and supporting Senior Management on key commercial issues.
  • Deliver stakeholder engagement plans that embeds effective business partnering driving long term strategic relationship management that ensures the optimum support, advice and delivery, drives outcomes that ensures the Organisation can be efficient and agile to deliver against its mission.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of activity for the area of responsibility, supporting the development and delivery of complex and novel commercial projects. Review and challenge sourcing strategies, where appropriate, to improve outcomes.

Key requirements:

  • The resilience to manage multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to research, benchmark, scope, design, implement and evaluate project delivery to tight deadlines;
  • A proactive approach and a focus on continuous improvement of self and service, with an appetite to work with others to simplify processes and improve efficiency.
  • Experience of developing and implementing category strategies and strategic sourcing in a complex regulated setting.
  • Strong commercial acumen with experience procuring complex services in compliance with the Procurement Contracts Regulations with a thorough working knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation
  • Relevant experience working in the technology sector and an understanding of the full commercial lifecycle.
  • Experience operating in a matrix environment with the ability and skills to build successful relationships, enabling engagement with multiple stakeholders and the ability to constructively challenge decision making based on objective argument founded in fact and analysis.
  • International sourcing expertise (desirable).

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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

Please send your CV directly to [email protected]

If you consider yourself to have a disability or if you are a veteran, and you meet the essential criteria for the role, you will be put forward for the ‘Guaranteed Interview’ scheme whereby you will have the opportunity to discuss this role and your suitability with a member of the Sourcing team.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information.

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  1. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  2. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  3. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document

 

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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