Interim Commercial Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
Day Rate: £350 max. (via Umbrella)
11 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017
Job Level
Public Sector
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

We have a Public Sector client based in Central London looking for an Interim Commercial Manager on a contract that will run for 10 months with a possible extension. This role is INSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate of £350 on offer.

Key Tasks and Deliverables:

  • 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.

Essential Experience:

  • 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.

Desirable Experience:

  • Project management;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Presentation and drafting skills.

Qualifications Required:

The post holder MUST HAVE at least one of the following:

  • 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

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