This really is a great opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager to join a unique and forward thinking organisation based in South London…
We’re currently looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to deliver value for money through our clients supply chain; recognising and balancing potential risk factors from sourcing, through contract management and exit.
The Commercial Manager will provide professional guidance and advice to Commercial/Contract Managers throughout the organisation; with particular emphasis on strategic activities. You’ll also have a hands-on approach and will lead on Commercial ‘Best Practice’.
Our ideal candidate will be a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management (CIPS) or equivalent or working towards full membership. You’ll have a good practical understanding of insourcing/outsourcing, an in-depth knowledge of commercial theory and practice with a thorough understanding of commercial models is essential. We’re welcoming applications from candidates with well-developed influencing, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Being able to work well with internal clients and suppliers is critical as is the ability to develop creative solutions to business need.
In return for your skills, experience and commitment the successful Commercial Manager will be given a challenging role in a dynamic business where you’ll get the support you need to develop your career in a vibrant environment. And of course, you’ll also get a competitive rewards package.
To support the development of commercial strategy and implement agreed strategy
To continuously improve the commercial framework .This ‘Best Practice’ approach will provide consistent, practical guidance for Commercial/Contract Managers and will ensure our client approaches the supply chain with one voice
Evaluate, recommend and support the implementation of contract management and sourcing tools
Provide professional commercial input on procurement processes; in particular, with ITTs and evaluation modelling
Responsible for sourcing activity, both strategic and tactical, pan-organisation. This also includes mini competition call-offs
Provide timely and professional input into stakeholder business cases. This may entail industry reviews, benchmarking etc.
The Commercial Manager will provide robust challenge, as necessary, to ensure the ‘Intelligent Client’ principles prevail
To monitor standards and ensure compliance
Further, to play an active role in ensuring that strategic supplier MI is presented to senior management to ensure that our client has senior input into strategic supply chain matters e.g. insourcing/outsourcing
Graduate level qualification (preferably in a business related discipline)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management (CIPS) or part qualified e.g. Level 4
Experience of the Public Procurement Regulations
Able to clearly articulate to non-procurement colleagues and apply pragmatically
Good practical understanding of insourcing/outsourcing. Able to demonstrate activities/projects undertaken in this field
Strong negotiator capable of leading senior level discussions. Able to reference
Well-developed influencing skills; capable of affecting key decision makers
Excellent written and oral communication skills; is clear, concise and relevant
Proficient with Management Information tools e.g. ERP, D&B reports