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  • UK, London
  • £380+ per day
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time
  • Industry: Government, IT & Telecoms
  • Discipline: Commercial Management, Procurement, Category / Inventory Management

Our Government client is currently recruiting for Commercial Officers, on a 6 month contract basis paying £380 P/D Inside IR35.

Role: Commercial Officer

Rate: £380

Contract Length: 6 months

Location: London WFH

IR35: INSIDE IR35

Pay Rate to Candidate: £380 to candidate

Security Clearance: BPSS

CV Deadline: Tue COP @ for initial responses

Interview Process:

Minimum Requirement:

Key requirements for all posts

• Assessing commercial environments and identifying opportunities for improvement – including delivering better value for money;

• Experience of analysing complex information and assessing options to inform strategic commercial decisions;

• Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome . This can be new sourcing/procurement activities, improvements in contract and supplier management arrangements or developing new/innovative category strategies;

• Evidence of the ability to identify process improvements and successfully manage changes that deliver great Commercial outcomes;

• Understanding and clarifying the ability to terminate or amend current contracts if they are no longer fit for purpose;

• Working with finance and other specialist functions to understand and manage risks and to realise potential benefits;

• Good negotiation skills;

• Ability to deliver high quality work to often tight and competing deadlines;

• Good stakeholder management skills;

• Working knowledge of Procurement Systems, e.g. Oracle (ERP) and/or Jaggaer (Bravo)

Sourcing and Procurement posts will require experience in creating and delivering sourcing exercises end to end (from identification of business need through to award and mobilisation) and the delivery of procurement activities at pace. Duties may include:

· Drafting sourcing options and making recommendations on the most appropriate route to market to meet a customer’s needs;

· Contributing to the design of procurement exercises;

· Drafting procurement products (such as PQQ, ITT, Contract Terms, Evaluation Model, Pricing & Charging Mechanism) and executing or supporting a procurement exercise;

· Negotiating with suppliers and managing stakeholders;

· Tracking delivery of benefits, such as savings & service improvements

Contract and Category Management posts will require experience of complex or high value contracts and you may be required to manage multiple contracts. Duties may include:

· Drafting contract management plans and/or category strategies;

· Delivering improvements during the contact lifecycle, including savings and service improvement opportunities

· Reviewing contract performance with stakeholders to ensure the contract still meets their needs

· Drafting contact variations where necessary;

Category experience is also desirable, posts are available in the following Category areas

Digital & Technology - we are keen to interview candidates who are:

• Competent purchasers of Digital & Technology products and services;

• Proficient in the use of CCS frameworks, including Networks Services, Digital Outcomes and Specialists, G-Cloud etc;

• Experienced in the use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)

Core Goods & Services

• Competent in the procurement and management of high volume contracts;

• Proficient in the execution of complex procurement exercises using a range of procedures under PCR2015 and also Further Competitions using CCS Frameworks.

Language Services - we are keen to interview candidates who are:

• Competent in the procurement and management of service contracts;

• Proficient in the execution of complex procurement exercises using a range of procedures under PCR2015

  • Quote ref: 990039/23043

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