HandyStaff are currently looking for 5 public sector experienced Commercial Managers for our client (Dstl) on a 240 day contract based at Portsdown West.
Our client has advised that the candidates MUST have worked for either the MOD or DSTL either previously within the last 3 years or recently or alternatively Central Government.
This requirement has now been deemed IN Scope of IR35 by the Contracting Body.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Working within a commercial team to deliver programme objectives; Supporting colleagues to achieve targets in relevant timescales; Developing successful working relationships with external suppliers. Contributing to procurement and contract strategies; Compiling and issuing tenders; Administering contract amendments; Providing commercial advice and guidance to the wider business; Ensuring all procurement activities are within budget; Ensuring all activity undertaken is in line with government regulations and best practice.
Key tasks and deliverables:
MUST HAVE EITHER MOD OR CENTRAL GOV EXPERIENCE • Providing procurement and commercial service [within delegated authority limits] ensuring contracts and suppliers meet Dstl's requirements for operational and contractual delivery. • Managing procurements through the development and implementation of effective contracts with appropriate suppliers, considering internal needs and supply market characteristics. • Using a range of EU compliant procurement routes and tools as appropriate. • Developing market and commodity intelligence, making use of internal and external data. • Making use of effective procurement approaches and processes. • Providing direct support and advice as appropriate, including acting as the 'advisor' on issues such as commercial approaches, evaluation processes and negotiation strategies. • Developing strong relationships with stakeholders in order to fully understand their needs • Using a range of supplier performance monitoring techniques to ensure business objectives are being achieved. • Developing an understanding of the external supplier base supporting the Divisions. Dstl is responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology for the benefit of UK defence and security, across government. We work with the best people with the best ideas around the world – from very small companies to world-class universities, large defence companies and sometimes other nations. We are looking for CTW (Contracted Temporary Worker) procurement professionals to provide procurement support to multiple areas of our business, whilst supporting the development of effective contractual relationships with external supplier base. The CTW will be required to place Research contracts in line with Dstl / MOD commercial policy. The requirements will be varied and require an understanding of MOD procurement policy to ensure a fair and compliant process is followed at al times.
Domain Knowledge - Contracting and procurement in the Defence and Security Environment. - Contracting for research. - Working knowledge of DSPCR and/or PCR. - OJEU Experience would be beneficial Experience & Skills Essential - Knowledge of EU Regulations - Contract management About you: - Experience of managing many stakeholders to provide resolutions to contractual issues. - Experience of successfully delivering effective supply chain management. - Excellent communication skills. - The ability to engage in robust negotiations while simultaneously building respect and strong relationships. - Experience of ensuring consistent and high quality commercial responses to contract and tender enquiries, balanced with meeting situational deadlines. - A flexible and resourceful approach with experience of identifying and securing win-win situations through effective influencing