Assistant Commercial Manager - Procurement

14 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, one of the largest central government departments, have an excellent opportunity to for an Assistant Commercial Manager, working within their procurement function.

The successful person will be responsible for the complex procurement of services, selecting appropriate commercial models using early market engagement and robust data to inform decisions. You will provide advice, guidance and support to their customers, who wish to purchase goods or services, or who have wider procurement questions. A key focus is on developing relationships and working closely and collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers to deliver value for money, through legally compliant best commercial and procurement best practice.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to develop a clear and agreed view of the needs of the business and target outcomes, including alignment with government initiatives where appropriate.
  • Working collaboratively to develop procurement strategies for goods and services drawing on a deep understanding of the supply market, category and business context.
  • Develop and lead complex procurements to time-scale and objectives, ensuring they are compliant, effective and in accordance with best commercial practice and the recently published outsourcing playbook.
  • Providing commercial guidance to peers or senior colleagues that draws on relevant and up to date procurement legislation, policy, professional information, supply market knowledge, and commercial experience
  • Ensuring that commercial risks are identified, understood, and managed at all stages of the procurement, and that ongoing risks are transferred seamlessly into contract management.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Experience working in a commercial or procurement organisation, ideally developing procurement strategies and business cases and delivering s large commercial procurement programmes to set time-scales and objectives.
  • Commercially astute and able to apply value for money concepts.
  • Experience of commercial process such as e-sourcing and purchase to pay
  • Experience of applying sound commercial management in decision making
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to others.


MCIPS, CIPS Level 4 or IACCM qualifications are helpful, but not essential.

If this would be of interest, please apply with an up to date CV for further information.

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