IT Assistant Procurement Commercial Manager

5 days left

Recruiter
Location
Croydon
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum +
Posted
02 Jun 2017
Closes
02 Jul 2017
Ref
J10259
Contact
Rebecca Farnon
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Procurement Commercial Manager

1st Executive are partnering with a number of government departments to support an exciting programme of Procurement Transformation. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the development and up-skilling of Government Procurement organisations keen to embed a more commercial approach to the Procurement of IT & Technology services.

Context:

The UK Government has recognised a lack of commercial procurement capability, and is investing significantly in a leading edge transformation programme to improve commercial performance. There have been reforms within individual departments, but there is also a cross-government drive to improve commercial Procurement capability.

The Client:

This role sits within a high profile government department, where the jobholder will play a key role as part of the Procurement leadership team. The jobholder will be expected to drive change and deliver best commercial outcomes across a broad range of IT & Technology Procurement projects.

Key to your success will be the ability to engage and influence a broad range of stakeholders, with the confidence to conduct robust/challenging conversations to ensure that business objectives are being met.

Remit:

  • Managing the full 360 Procurement lifecycle, with responsibility for the delivery of large complex procurement projects. This role will support a number of High profile programmes which is largely the replacements of multiple legacy systems.
  • Furthermore, the jobholder will also have responsibility for the post-contract performance management of complex contracts (existing and new) with Tier 1 suppliers
  • Delivering complex procurement projects in line with policy and with EU procurement legislation
  • Support/Guide/challenge senior stakeholders to achieve "best outcome" commercial procurement solutions
  • By developing a deep understanding of the supply market, the jobholder will produce procurement strategies collaboratively with commercial teams and the relevant business units to drive commercial success
  • Design and deliver commercial procurement strategies which encompass a detailed overview of requirements, solutions, risk, benefits and sustainability
  • Lead on negotiations of high value procurement and contracts across the breadth of the IT & Technology portfolio.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • You do not need to have a IT background as such, but certainly have Tech knowledge and the ability to pick up some of the complex programmes involving systems
  • Experience of leading the development, review, negotiation & execution of complex contracts
  • Strategic management of complex and high value contracts
  • Commercial experience gained within large complex organisations i.e. Matrix "type" structure
  • Proven resilience and a high level of political astuteness in managing senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge of EU procurement would be advantageous
  • Ideally demonstrates some experience gained in a Procurement Transformation environment
  • MCIPS or similar recognised qualifications would also be advantageous

The civil service is a good place to work delivering services that make a huge difference to people's lives - Apply now to be a part of the change!

Salary £40,000 - £50,000 + Pension

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