Commercial Advisor

Government
  • Hybrid-working, UK, London
  • Contract, 9 months
  • Full time
  • Negotiable (Within IR35)
This contract with our central government client is for a Commercial Advisor for 9 months in London – 60% Hybrid. Responsibilities: - Deliver procurements, ensuring high quality commercial arrangements, with robust specifications, Terms and Conditions, management principles, and measures developed in...

Quote ref: 100394/78110

Job description

This contract with our central government client is for a Commercial Advisor for 9 months in London – 60% Hybrid.  

 

Responsibilities:  

- Deliver procurements, ensuring high quality commercial arrangements, with robust specifications, Terms and Conditions, management principles, and measures developed in accordance with the selected route to market, taking cognisance of procurement legislation, Government policy, Government guidance such as the sourcing and construction playbooks and departmental policies and guidance.  

- Support development of sub-category strategies through the category management cycle from understanding the client's starting point in terms of spend, suppliers and IDD strategy through to developing options appraisals and mobilising sourcing projects in collaboration with Key stakeholders across the organisation.  

- Support delivery of annually agreed savings target for the DDaT category portfolio through performance management of teams, suppliers and working collaboratively with stakeholders.  

- Develop and manage supplier performance and relationships; advising and supporting Senior Management on key commercial issues and working collaboratively with the existing DDaT Contract Management team.  

- Maintain commercial governance in compliance with spend controls and present to the appropriate governance boards, and external forums as required.  

- Contribute to the development and commercial cases of Concept Notes, Business Cases & Sourcing Strategies (SOBC, OBC & FBC)  

- Support Delivery Model Assessments (DMA) for the DDaT category incorporating client's capability & maturity vs, external capability at both an overall programmatic and component level.  

- Work with wider client's stakeholders, such as IDD, Finance, H&S, client's Services and other Head of Category to ensure consistency and optimising strategy development and delivery.  

- Travel within UK and Internationally may be required to meet and work with stakeholders and their teams  

- Responsible for Procurement competition management, adhering to stakeholders policies. Promote best practice at all times, assisting in management of project staff, third party legal and insurance advisors.  

- Be involved in Stakeholder management and Tender Negotiation phase planning and delivery.  

- Management of contract documentation delivery and assistance with bid evaluation and governance input. Provide input to relevant PMO and Procurement reporting.

Requirements

- Strong commercial acumen with experience procuring services in compliance with the Procurement Contracts Regulations with a thorough working knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation.  

- Relevant experience working in the DDaT sector and an understanding of the full commercial lifecycle.  

- The resilience to manage multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to research, benchmark, scope, design, implement and evaluate project delivery to tight deadlines;  

- A proactive approach and a focus on continuous improvement of self and service, with an appetite to work with others to simplify processes and improve efficiency.  

 

The following is also desirable:  

- Public sector experience.  

- An MCIPS qualification, but consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate this level of required knowledge through work experience or have a similar professional membership.

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