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Senior Commercial Officer

Posted 5 February by REED Procurement & Supply Chain Featured Ended
Are you an immediately available public sector procurement professional available for the next 9 months?

If you are are familiar with OJEU guidelines then this advert is for you. Currently available to you is an opportunity to join an organisation who create daily impacts/improvements through their work on society. Well known in their field they offer procurement professionals a chance to be involved in interesting purchasing requisitions. 
If you have public sector experience and are free to work immediately then further details are included below. 

Job Description:

The Senior Commercial Officer role will report to a Commercial Manager. 

• Lead or participate in delivery of projects, procurements and contract management roles across the full Commercial DNA, at the appropriate level providing functional / specialist input to improve ways of working and business change & efficiency.

• Responsible for explaining specialist commercial guidance to operational teams in order to influence compliance with policy / legislation / best practice ways of working and contribute to the delivery of business plans.

• Keep up to date on changing legislation / best practice externally, to inform internal priorities and appropriate alignment.

• Contribute to the development of policy / process at national / local level and monitor and advise on effective implementation in the business, in line with environmental targets.

• Build and sustain effective relationships with operational customers to understand issues and provide effective response / steer for operational needs.

• Responsible for the delivery of contracts such that sustainable impacts and opportunities are identified and managed throughout the commercial lifecycle.

• Mentor and coach others on commercial procedures, practices and techniques equipping them with the knowledge and skills to deliver their work in an effective and efficient manner

• Manage team members to deliver results on time, to required quality standards and cost to fulfill the business plan and achieve / support environmental goals.

• Maximise the efficient and effective use of resources (including electronic sourcing) and people in order to ensure that all activities are completed to time, cost and quality targets.

• Support the development of sub-category and category plans and develop own market category knowledge and expertise

Qualifications and Experience

MCIPS, IACCM or equivalent experience is desirable.

Additional academic or professional qualifications, such as degree; Prince2 or APM qualification; would be advantage to the role.

An accomplished Commercial professional with a track record of setting high standards and delivering results in a complex and demanding environment

Experience at influencing Commercial decisions at an operational level

A proven manager with experience of leading strategic contract award negotiations and resolving dispute resolutions through negotiation

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34100188

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