Commercial Contracts Manager

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
London (Central)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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My client is a one of the largest savings Central Government organisations in the UK with 25 million customers and £147 billion invested. They are both a government department and an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
They have got a new position within their procurement team for a Commercial Contract Manager on a 6 months fixed term contract.
The main purpose of the role will be contribute to the development of the commercial approach on relevant B2B contracts (MoUs) across the organisation and Atos
To assist in the negotiation of commercial agreements with key B2B partners, to assist in the development and agreement of the commercial B2B contracts in order to safeguard the organisations commercial position achieved by optimising value and minimising risk and ensuring that such B2B contracts are backed off to the Atos Agreement
To ensure that all B2B contracts comply with the established commercial compliance with relevant legislative requirements combined with Government/OGC/Cabinet Office best practice guidance
To manage the ongoing commercial relationships with key B2B business partners to ensure that contract performance is achieved through formal contract management processes
Contract management responsibility for key partner and B2B contracts including negotiating contractual changes and ensuring that contractual amendments are captured and formalised
To lead or participate where appropriate on leveraging B2B partner relationships, managing the contractual negotiations and ongoing contract performance management

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Procurement Officer.

• To take the contractual lead on the relevant key B2B contract negotiations between the organisation and third parties
• To develop the relevant contractual documentation to underpin these key B2B contracts which safeguard the organisations commercial position and minimises risk
• To ensure that those third party B2B contracts are reflected and flowed down appropriately within the Atos Agreement to ensure that rights and obligations are maintained/preserved as appropriate
• To manage and maintain the B2B contracts on an ongoing basis in line with contract management best practice – ensuring that performance is monitored and managed and any issues identified and resolved in accordance with contract governance procedures/protocols
• To manage the commercial and contractual interfaces between the organisation and all the relevant organisations in order to preserve and optimise the organisation position/benefit
• To ensure that all relevant B2B contracts have policies, procedures and guidance to enable best practice commercial and procurement activities to be applied and practised. Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain assurance that commercial policies, procedures and guidance comply with the organisations strategy of acting as if we are an FSA compliant business.
• To ensure that all relevant B2B contracts are compliant with regard to required commercial terms and conditions (inc staff vetting, training, handback and novation, security and data protection) and that all such terms are complied with.
• To ensure that all relevant B2B contracts have factored in appropriate provisions for the re-tendering of the organisation /Atos Agreement

What you'll need to succeed

Essential qualifications
Preferably Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply post grad diploma or similar professional qualification.

Essential experience
• Minimum 7 years contract and commercial management experience, preferably with experience of long term partnerships or outsourced contracts ideally in the financial sector
• Experience of managing the commercial and contractual interfaces between supplier and customer organisations
• Experience of managing ongoing service delivery on key commercial contracts

Essential technical knowledge and skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
• financial analysis and evaluation capability
• Contract drafting experience and legislative knowledge
• Excellent understanding of EU procurement rules and procurement/contract management best practice
• Demonstrable ability to negotiate commercial agreements on complex service delivery
• contracts and to manage the interfaces between numerous organisations
• Ability to identify contractual risk and to recommend appropriate contractual safeguards

Desirable qualifications, experience and technical knowledge / skills
• Strong written and contract drafting skills
• Ability to operate effectively in a multi stakeholder environmen

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