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  • UK, London
  • £550+ per day
  • Contract , 1 year
  • Full time
  • Industry: IT & Telecoms, Government
  • Discipline: Commercial Management, Procurement, Category / Inventory Management

Our Rail client is currently recruiting for a Senior Commercial Manager, on a 1 year contract paying £550 P/D inside IR35.

Role: Senior Commercial Manager

Contract Length: 12 months

Location: LONDON 3 days per week in the office and 2 days from home.

IR35: Inside

Pay Rate to Candidate: Umbrella - £550P/D

Minimum Requirement:

Security Clearance: DBS

CV Deadline: 4.00pm on 18/10/21

Interview Process: Microsoft Teams – one stage

Looking after the inspection measure and inspect part of compliance – structure and construction – focused on cost of work done – forecast and accruals – major stakeholder management – finance background

Key Accountabilities

• Act as the key commercial interface with programme / Route providing appropriate professional support, guidance and leadership.

• Assess commercial risk and implement suitable control measures where required.

• Manage the efficient and effective implementation of category strategies at programme / Route level.

• Take a leading role and advise on the management and resolution of variations, commercial disputes and claims arising from the programme / Route.

• Implement appropriate controls to monitor compliance with company commercial policies and procedures.

• Review supplier performance against agreed Key Performance Indicators and take appropriate corrective action where required.

• Manage the compliant and efficient provision of procurement services to programme / Route.

• Commercially manage relationships with contractors and suppliers to maximise benefit.

• Lead the commercial administration for any third party contractual arrangements that are undertaken by the programme / Route.

• Act as the primary interface with programme / Route business users to communicate the benefits of new contracts and suppliers.

• Work with relevant teams to provide commercial input into the business planning and maintainer renewals processes


• Knowledge of the construction industry and related supply chains, including commercial and contract administration processes

• Knowledge of construction contracts

• Good leadership skills

Highly numerate

• Able to effectively communicate at all levels, both internally and externally

• Effective and proven negotiation skills with ability to influence decision making

• Proven ability to manage and drive successful business change programmes

• Computer literate including ability to utilise in-house and external software


• Knowledge of railway industry contracts

• Educated to degree level or equivalent

• Membership of an appropriate professional organisation

  • Quote ref: 3852/47497

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