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  • UK, Yorkshire and the Humber, Yorkshire, Leeds
  • to £440 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our government client are currently looking for a Commercial Practitioner to join their team.  


Location: Sheffield/London/Leeds, min 2 days a week in office  


Minimum Requirement: As a Commercial Practitioner your main responsibilities would be:  

• The overriding responsibility is to seamlessly deliver commercial services throughout the department whilst providing the best service and value possible.  

• Leading the development and on-going management of commercial strategies at a departmental level.  

• Working with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external) to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category initiatives.  

• Project manage necessary workstreams and initiatives within commercial directorate to ensure timely delivery of objectives, ensuring all necessary process, including formal stakeholder engagement and approval are completed.  

• Develop contracts procedures to enhance / streamline commercial and operational efficiencies  

• Deliver agreed cost savings objectives  

• Provide commercial advice to a wide range of stakeholders  

• Leading market engagement, sourcing, tendering and a wide range of procurement activities  

• Build trusted relationships with suppliers to hold professional discussions regarding contract information such as KPI’s/SLA’s, payment models, clause interpretation etc  

• Experience of using data visualisation tools to present data findings and information  

• Drafting, reviewing and advising on governance documents and processes such as papers for Commercial Board, Programme Board, gated project submissions etc.  

• Support the on-going development of a best-in-class commercial function, executing projects in line with processes and expected high-quality standards  

• Identify and implement continuous improvements to drive best practice throughout the category  


You’ll have relevant experience in:  


• Experience of analysing and understanding complex information, drawing conclusions and presenting clear findings to senior leaders and stakeholders.  

• Ability to analyse data to make decisions and recommendations  

• Experience of working on complex procurement / commercial project(s) including category and contract management, supplier management, managing commercial risk and a track record of delivery  

• You will have good industry knowledge and category insights to provide knowledge-based challenges to senior stakeholders  

• Be able to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships  

• You will be commercially astute with strong communication negotiation and influencing skills.  

• Adept at applying fit for purpose commercial approaches in order to deliver real value  

• Effectively manages multiple complex activities at any one time and can methodically prioritise  

• A key team player – able to work well as part of a team, take ownership, give direction and feedback to colleagues  

• Act as a role model - respond positively to change and influence future positive ideas and strategies  

• You will have a realistic and pragmatic approach, keen eye for detail, be practical and focused on reaching a combined end goal  

  • Quote ref: 990035/57424

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