Job Description

209316629
£499 - £500/day OUTSIDE IR35
IT
14-Jan-2019
 

Assistant Commercial Manager

THIS CONTRACT WITH THE HOME OFFICE (HO) IS OUTSIDE IR35 PAYING UPTO £500.00 PER DAY FOR 3 MONTHS BASED IN CROYDON
CANDIDATES MUST ALREADY HOLD A VALID SC CLEARANCE, ANY CANDIDATES WITH SC CLEARANCE WILL HOLD AN ADVANTAGE.
CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE : Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 02:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:
The role is responsible for managing contracts to deliver value and manage risk over the full
contract lifecycle.
Driving maximum value from the contract and managing the commercial consequences of change are important aspects of this role. The job holder will be expected to support key supplier relationships with the Senior Contract Business Owners (SBCO) and ensure that plans are implemented to encourage innovation, deliver ongoing value, and maintain a robust performance management regime.
This role will require cross functional working, not only with business areas and suppliers but with other areas of Commercial such as Procurement (on contract start and exit) and Commercial Hub. While the job holder is assigned to a procurement role in a specific Business Unit, they will be expected to support other Business Units or to undertake Procurement responsibilities as required to support fluctuations in workload.
Key Responsibilities:
Contract Management
•Apply a best practice approach to contract management, aligned with the NAO/Cabinet Office principles and HO Contract Management Manual, in a resilient and consistent manner to monitor and manage supplier performance. Ensure
compliance to EU procurement law, Government Accounting and commercial best practice. Apply outcomes from internal audit reviews.
•Develop tailored plans for individual contracts (or contribute to the development of the strategy where elements of a larger contract are being managed) to ensure delivery of the goods or services at the standards, performance and cost as agreed in the contract.
•Manage contract changes, ensuring that change management processes are followed and that the commercial consequences of change are properly controlled.
•Manage commercial risk and maintain a risk log for contracts, where appropriate, ensuring that significant risks are escalated senior management. Maintain and test contingency plans where appropriate.
•Support the transition of contract award to new supplier, ensuring a smooth migration with no erosion in service standards and performance.
•Maintain alignment of contract management processes with wider organisational governance processes, operational boards, Primary Service Level Agreements, and risk structures.
•Demonstrate a deep understanding of the terms and conditions of contracts under management, including the financial model, and Home Office and supplier obligations
•Provide practical advice to stakeholders on relevant commercial matters.
•Lead or support, where appropriate, contract negotiations with external providers.
•Monitor supplier performance against set KPIs and take corrective action where needed. Produce regular reports summarising supplier performance.
•Oversee business compliance to the contract including obligations and P2P processes and implement changes where needed to ensure full compliance.
•Measure and record benefits realized through contract management and supplier performance management.
•Where appropriate, develop opportunities to incentive's contract delivery and continuous improvement.
•Support Supplier Relationship Management processes, where appropriate, by contributing to executive reviews, relationship development plans, supplier performance summaries, etc.
•Gather lessons learned and ensure these are documented and implemented to improve commercial processes, systems and skills.
•Undertake contract management work in other Commercial Directorate teams, or procurement work as required.
Management
•Provide leadership direction, standards and advice to guide and motivate staff.
•Provide training and coaching to develop staff capability and skills.
•Lead by example and be a role model for the Commercial Directorate values and behaviours
•Apply HO performance management processes consistently throughout the year to encourage higher levels of performance and address shortcomings
Specialisms/Options
•Grants and OGDs – Scope includes management of agreements to HMT Managing Public Money guidelines over the full lifecycle.
Competencies required from GCF Commercial Skills & Competency Framework for Developing and Practitioner Levels
•Post Award Contract Management and Supplier Management – Level Practitioner
Competencies required from the Civil Service Competency Framework
•Leading and Communicating – Level 3
•Building Capability for All – Level 3
•Delivering at Pace – Level 3
Technical Knowledge Requirements
•Experience of public sector procurement and/or contract management highly desirable.
•Commercially astute.
•Knowledge of financial models
•Knowledge of English contract law
•Knowledge of monitoring and managing projects in accordance to established standards and processes such as MSP and PRINCE2.
•Knowledge of procurement processes, tools and techniques, including EU Directives, tendering / re-tendering procedures, HMT guidance, etc.
Additional information:
•Ideally qualified or working toward CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply (NVQ level 4) or equivalent.
•Travel around the UK may be required.
CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE : Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 02:00 PM