Head of Commercial

Posted 13 October by HM Land Registry
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Here at HM Land Registry, we have an exciting opportunity availablefor a Head of Commercial. You will join us on a full-time, permanent position and, in return,you will receive a competitive salary of £68,660 per annum.

HM Land Registry is a successful, high-performing, innovative organisation. For more than 150 years HM Land Registry (HMLR) has protected and guaranteed people’s land and property rights by keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales. HMLR aims to become the world's leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

We have a highly motivated commercial team who work closely with stakeholders across the organisation, supporting a wide range of business-as-usual and Transformation priorities. We contribute commercial thinking to the organisational strategy and design, and champion commercial awareness and contract management capability at all levels of the organisation.

This Head of Commercial role will include application of sound judgement and provision of advice at the most senior level on the commercial risks and opportunities HMLR faces and the ways these can be addressed. You will also lead the organisational approach to procurement and contract management, pragmatically balancing our risk appetite with a wide range of business priorities to ensure we operate in a legally sound and value for money manner.

Key responsibilities for the Head of Commercial:

You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders and lead a highly engaged Commercial team in working collaboratively alongside key organisational functions to deliver strong commercial outcomes for our business. You will provide expert advice on the commercial elements of the various programmes that underpin our business strategy. You will also act as head of profession, using your expertise to coach and mentor the team, build organisational commercial awareness and engage with the wider commercial contract management community, to ensure an effective and sustainable commercial capability is in place across HMLR.

You will be responsible for commercial governance, policy and best practice, to ensure compliance and value for money across an annual spend of approximately £80m and contract portfolio of over 250 contracts, with an aggregate value of circa £300m. You will also champion wider commercial thinking around future strategy, service models, and market influencing.

You will act as Commercial Head of Profession, leading a strong and capable commercial team of 20, maintaining high engagement and an inclusive culture, while ensuring the development of commercial expertise, commercial awareness and contract management capability.

What we’re looking for in our Head of Commercial:

To be successful in this role you will be MCIPS qualified or hold a graduate procurement degree, OR other relevant commercial qualification (eg MBA, law and business degree), OR Government Commercial Function ADC at Associate Commercial Specialist grade A.

You will be able to demonstrate significant experience held in a senior commercial post and have experience of managing a portfolio of procurement and contracts in a dynamic organisation, determining the overall commercial vision and strategy. You will have a working knowledge of good practice across a range of commercial activities including procurement, category management, contract management and commercial strategic advice, while having experience of working at Board level with senior stakeholders.

You will have experience of managing and coaching a diverse team across several locations, driving a performance culture and achieving results, while providing strategic advice, making decisions with a focus on investment and value for money.

Benefits of becoming our Head of Commercial:

We offer very competitive terms, conditions, and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training, and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible/remote working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

It is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated and we’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan.

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Closing Date: 11:55 pm on Sunday 31st October 2021

Reference: 44363121

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